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How to Lose Weight the Psychological Way — Why The Intention Behind Your Goal Matters!

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Happiness leads to attachment and desire (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, 2: 6). We attach ourselves to finite appearances, be it to the moments lived with a good friend or hard work done for a project. This ultimately causes us to have desire for rewards or simply a desire for continuous existence of good things in our lives. However, this cannot always be, and thus, if we attach ourselves to impermanent things in life then we suffer eventually.

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On the other hand, being non-attached involves living life fully and yet not attaching ourselves to anything transitory. This is different from detachment, which, according to Joseph Goldstein (1994), implies a distancing from experience. Non-attachment is simply not holding on, not grasping. This leads to a more authentic and thus fulfilling life since it frees one from the ups and downs, which result from happiness, consequent attachment, and often-unfulfilled desires. In practicing non-attachment, one works for the pleasure of work (not for its rewards). In a broader sense, non-attachment is not just about ‘not holding on’; it is also about using the mind, body, and life energy as instruments for the expression of one’s inner light.

In this article, I will talk about how being non-attached can make the journey towards your goals joyous and fruitful. I will use an example of how being non-attached with one’s body can actually facilitate losing weight. The example will help those of you who wish to lose a few pounds as well as anybody who wishes to learn about non-attachment.

Let us begin with the motivation behind losing weight. Many of us want to lose weight because we are attached to our bodies and wish to look more beautiful. Such a motivation comes from being attached to one’s physical appearance. Attachment to one’s body leads to identification with it. You then think you are your body and not a soul who has a body. This is ignorance because, after all, physical beauty is impermanent. You are eventually going to get old, and being attached to your body will then cause you to suffer. Furthermore, what is beautiful is generally dictated by the unrealistic standards of beauty set by the media and society, which generally shames fat. However, this is not a proper motivation for losing weight. The standards of beauty set by the media and society are unhealthy and thus subscribing to them is not good for you and your body. A proper motivation for losing weight is to be bodily healthy, and being bodily healthy is important because your soul resides in your body. This is why the process of losing weight must consist of a healthy diet and a healthy amount of physical workout — nothing in excess or in deficiency. You must be non-attached with your body and yet care for it because at one level you understand that you are not your body while at another level, you understand that it is an instrument given to you for the expression of your inner light.

All of this is not to say that one must cease to appreciate physical beauty. In fact, focusing away from physical beauty and working on inner beauty leads to a natural manifestation of divine beauty on the physical plane. Say, through the light in one’s eyes, health of one’s curves, and elegance of one’s movement. This is a starkly different kind of beauty than the beauty which comes from using makeup or having a certain figure. It is a kind of beauty that comes from within and shows itself in one’s body.

Moreover, non-attachment facilitates the journey of weight loss by freeing you from the bondage of the past and the future. Through non-attached practice, action becomes its own reward. Thus, exercising and eating a healthy diet become their own rewards. It is then possible to find joy in every moment of the exercising regime and cooking process, rather than only at the time one sees a drop in one’s weight. You then make your body come alive through dance and play, rather than subject it to the torture of severe workout regime. The progress might be slow, but it will lead to a lifestyle shift. A lifestyle that helps you live a healthy life.

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Throughout you must remember that being non-attached does not mean not caring. You do not care about the results of your action but you do care about your action. You care about your body and what goes into it. In fact, if you are dieting, it is recommended that you experiment with the food you eat. You of course will be allowed to eat only limited things, but whatever you eat, relish it thoroughly, discovering the divinity in food and cooking. You must also cook dishes for others and share your joy!

Thirdly, non-attachment makes you more equanimous, i.e. equal to the results. Thus, you do not get too happy on positive results or feel too dejected upon getting negative results. It helps you go on the path steadily and smoothly.

The factor that often can obstruct the journey is a combination of others’ perception of you in relation to your practice and your attachment with them. Others who obviously do not know that you have been taking the practice of losing weight as a non-attached practice will expect you to be happy or sad about the results, and your attachment to them may lead you to be swayed — attached and non-equanimous. This can make you fluctuate on your decision of losing weight in a non-attached manner. However, the other way of looking at this obstacle is to take it as an opportunity to learn about a non-attached yet loving way of relating with others, since in relationships too attachment leads to suffering. You will soon realize that in order to truly practice non-attachment, you have to first and foremost detach from thinking like a little creature that defends one’s self, seeks happiness for itself, asserts itself. Thus, it is important to detach from the small creature consciousness, which gets attached to other people and the practice itself.

You will eventually learn that in the long run being non-attached makes it easy to excel in multiple pursuits. Initially, one begins with consciously practicing one thing. After some time, one incorporates it in one’s daily routine. This becomes easy with non-attachment because the practice is devoid of the turmoil caused by attachments. Over a period of time, you will be able to cast this activity from the foreground to the background, and thus, consciously work on integrating other goals. The ultimate goal, of course, being to use mind, body, and life energy to express one’s inner light.

SOURCES

Goldstein, J. (1994). Insight meditation: The practice of freedom. Boston: Shambhala.

Patañjali. (1974). Patanjali’s Yoga sutras: With the commentary of Vyâsa and the gloss of Vâchaspati Miśra. New York: AMS Press.

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    There are multiple health benefits to be gained by taking a simple walk every day. These benefits are measurable, and if you don't already have an active lifestyle it can be a great way to assist you with your health.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on how the human race has become extremely sedentary, and how disease rates continue to climb as a result of the modern human lifestyle.

The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives.

That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us out of it. We are seeing a health revolution take place, where more and more people are becoming health conscious, and are always being encouraged to be more active.

Ultimately, we can’t really blame the human experience for our lack of movement, it’s something that all of us have the time to incorporate into our lives in one way or another, and if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy being too active, a simple walk every day can have tremendous amounts of benefits. As pointed out in the video below, by Bright Side.

If You Want To Increase The Benefits Even More, Walk Barefoot

It’s called grounding, or ‘earthing’ and it involves placing your feet directly on the ground, without shoes or socks as a barrier. Why? Because there is an intense negative charge carried by the Earth, it’s electron-rich, which serves as a good supply of antioxidants and free radical destroying electrons.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” postulates that earthing could represent a potential treatment for a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.

That’s right, many positive health benefits occur as a result of walking barefoot, and these are measurable.

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The picture below represents improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

If you want to read more publications and access the in-depth science with regards to grounding, you can refer to the article linked above the picture.

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Nature Valley Ad Shows The Down Side Of Children Addicted To Technology

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  • The Facts:

    Technology has impacted most of our lives in a really big way. We use it daily for everything we do pretty much. Kids today, unlike previous generations, use technology more than ever and spend much less time in nature.

  • Reflect On:

    How much is too much technology for young and developing minds? Is it time to reevaluate our children's relationship with technology and get them back into nature?

Technology has become a staple in most of our lives, really, could you imagine life without it? In the video posted below, Nature Valley asks 3 generations what it was that they did for fun as a kid, the answers from the youngest generation may or may not surprise you, but is it time to cut back on the technology and bring kids back to nature?

Technology is not bad per se, that isn’t the discussion here. This is about how we use it.

Before technology, children would look to nature for entertainment. They would play outside on the lawn, go sledding, build forts, and use their imagination to create their own entertainment. Nowadays it’s all too easy for kids to get sucked into technology, there are video games, tablets, computers, cell phones and television, all of which provide a type of escape from the real world. Although, there are many ways that technology is and has been used for good in the world, is the disconnect that it is causing children and adults to part from nature causing more harm?

With the rise of mental disorders and illnesses, is it possible that the answer to these issues is simply to get kids back into nature, more time with self, using their brains to build things, be creative and connect to the energy from the Earth? We already know how effective a simple walk or hike in nature is and how they both can literally change our brains. Nature appears to be much more important than we generally give it credit for.

In my own experience, disconnecting from technology and going camping on my own proved to be a very cathartic and healing experience for me. I’ve come to realize that although being immersed in nature regularly does have a lot of benefits, but even just making time for it at all can cause a positive impact. For many of us who live in cities, with the constant bombardment of noise and of course EMF frequencies etc., just disconnecting for a short period can make a huge difference.

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It’s easy to get emotional watching something like this as it shows just how far removed the newer generations are from what has been most natural to children for centuries, simply playing in nature. The children are essentially self-proclaimed tech addicts and get their entertainment by playing video games, watching videos or tv shows, texting etc. Is it time to go back to the basics and start evaluating how detrimental too much technology can be on young and developing brains? You can read more about this issue here, Is Your Child Struggling From Nature-Deficit Disorder?

Is it up to the parents to ensure they are setting proper boundaries with the amount of time their children are allowed to use technology? Or is this the future and something we should simply let happen as a natural part of evolution?

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6 Proven Ways to Cleanse Your Liver & Release Pent Up Anger

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  • The Facts:

    In Chinese Medicine our liver is directly connected to anger and unfortunately, we live in a world where our liver is regularly taxed by toxic chemicals. Thankfully there is plenty that you can do without medication to keep this vital organ healthy!

  • Reflect On:

    What toxins are you regularly exposed to and what steps are you currently taking to combat them?

A toxic liver can lead to anger. In Chinese medicine, our biggest detox organ – our liver – is the organ connected to anger. When we work at changing our lifestyles and daily habits, we begin to see it having a positive effect on our mood as well as general health.

When toxicity mounts we have a more difficult time controlling or letting go of our angry feelings. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies because we live in a toxic world. We microwave in plastic, we cook food in Tephlon coated pans, we smoke, we take medication, and eat fried and processed foods.

These food-like products contain toxic chemical preservatives, glyphosate; GMOs and pesticides. Ingesting poison daily results in everything from immune deficiency, mood disorders, lowered mental performance, and even life-threatening cancer.

So, besides avoiding many of the contributors of liver toxicity – what can we do?

1. Eat less added sugar & address possible yeast overgrowth in the gut

Yeast can cause fermentation of food in place of digestion and cause bloating and gas. It can contribute to “leaky gut syndrome” – thus in turn can lead to the production of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system. Yeast overgrowth can produce alcohol as its byproduct, acetaldehyde, giving us a “hangover” feeling. It can also lead to liver damage, and it prevents the proper detoxification of other pollutants, increasing the toxicity of other toxins.

2. Support the liver with botanicals

Plant medicine like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root can help cleanse the liver. Both extracts are known to be pretty safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in the reviewed clinical trials seem to be minimal. Only those with a ragweed, iodine or latex allergy should be cautious with dandelion. (Learn more about milk thistle)

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3. Drink organic aloe vera juice

High quality; raw organic aloe vera can be a phenomenal digestive aid. It seals the gut wall, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps the immune system, and detoxifies the liver, skin, and colon.

4. Cook with more turmeric & black pepper to help the body absorb nutrients better

Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which increases the bioavailability of food by decreasing activity in the intestinal tract and inhibiting the metabolism of certain enzymes. Better still, cook with lots of turmeric and black pepper together. The combination helps the body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

This ingredient can heal gut wall permeability due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves asthma, heals wounds, prevents the progression of memory loss, controls diabetes, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, and fights cancer. (Note: A great supplement for this that I recommend for is Liver Health)

5. Incorporate liver cleansing foods into your diet

Incorporate liver cleansing foods such as green leafy veggies, avocados, apples, garlic, olive oil, citrus fruit, beets, and cruciferous vegetables into your weekly diet.

6. See An Acupuncturist

Used for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to detox and balance the liver meridians to reduce anger and other emotional and psychiatric issues.  Simple needless acupressure is often used on children.


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