Even if you are feeling lousy, don't identify with it. This is a serious mistake for any soul-searcher. So, you feel depressed today. Fine. Be aware of it. Depression is the visitor today. You don't have control over who knocks on your door and requests a visit. But you do control how you respond, and
Set your intentions. What does the New Year represent to you, and what will you resolve to do differently, or better? Please comment! =)
Learn how the people you surround yourself with contribute to your happiness or misery.
Buddha stated that happiness is not found in a set of circumstances, but is found in a set of attitude. An easy way to find unhappiness is to grumble and complain about life. When the mind is focusing on the positive with gratitude, it is difficult to complain, and hence, happiness naturally flows through us.
Nasya is a technique from the Ayurvedic tradition. Its said to nourish the consciousness and prana, or life energy. Medicated Ayurvedic oils can be carefully cultivated with special herbs, and remedy a number of health ailments, such as congestion, hoarseness, headaches, migraines, emotions, as well as eye and ear problems.
“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi -1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader