Research shows that reducing our exposure to news and social media can reduce stress levels, increase productivity, and make us less prone to negative mental states. Here are some exercises to help you turn off the noise.
Bhikkhu is the title for a fully-ordained monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and can be translated as ‘one who lives on alms’. The idea is that by getting support from lay people, the monks will not need to work. They can then focus all of their attention on their spiritual practices in pursuit of enlightenment.
Forgiving isn’t about saying that the behaviour was ok, or accepting excuses for the way people may have treated us and then letting them do it again and again. By forgiving those who have hurt us the first thing that happens is we no longer need to carry that hurt within ourselves.
Avoid These Thinking Traps to Stay Happy, Clean, and Sober by Joel Lewin In CBT we say it's not outside [...]
Surprisingly enough, most people don’t respond well to our attempts to make them seem inferior to us. It can make us hard to be around, and our behavior may even be damaging to others.The first essential step to overcoming arrogance is the recognition of this behavior in ourselves.