Create Your Own Personal Growth Plan And Decrease Stress Through Mindfulness Meditation

To genuinely bring about personal transformation and self-development skills into your world, and to make the utmost effect possible on the state of the world, begin with yourself.

Discover the art of mindfulness meditation.

Devote simply a few quiet minutes a day to practicing self-development skills.

Take time every day to see yourself as completely whole. Learn more about yourself and your existence.

Produce your very own personal growth plan or practice for inner peace through mindfulness meditation.

It can consist of anything that stills the mind, silences the heart, relaxing the spirit, influencing the soul; breathing, meditation, strolling, prayer, dance, art, writing or perhaps create a blog.

Create your personal growth plan.

The purpose is to take some time to be in this world of doing, to bring peace to yourself so that when you venture into the world, you carry it with you like a lantern you pass on to others. Yes, sharing the light!

The Course of Miracles states, “Within the darkness see the savior from the dark, and understand your brother as his Father’s Mind shows him to you.”

Take another moment, another breath.

This time, breathe like you suggest it. It is the key to your own self-development skills, and simply might be the key to the healing of the world.

And when this happens time and area is developed for deepening self-knowledge and awareness, which in turn leads to more purposeful, motivated and engaged living.

Produce your own unique, individual practice. There is no right or wrong way to design a mindfulness meditation technique. You owe it not only to yourself, but to the world you have scripted in your mind and made it a reality.

It is the essential to your own self-improvement and personal development, and just might be the secret to the recovery of the world.

Certainly decrease stress!

Wherever you are right now, stop everything (this is so, so very important). Take just a moment and sit back in your seat and begin to decrease stress.

Now, put your hands on your abdomen with your fingertips hardly touching.

On your next inhale separate your fingertips by breathing deeply and gradually into your belly, permitting your breath to push them apart. Breathe out slowly so that your fingertips come back together. When you’ve ended up, attempt it again.

Yes, that’s it!

THIS IS so crucial to opening the door to your own growth and self-improvement, to handling and really lowering the tension and decrease stress in your life, and to setting in motion a resounding, but small ripple in the betterment of the world.

The answer lies not in the biological functioning of the breath, however in its ability to focus attention, to settle the mind, body and spirit into a feeling of complete oneness and freeing your inner self of regrets and guilt of what is now in the past, and all that nonsense of fretting and fearing the future.

Bring mind, body and spirit together as one.

And when this occurs time and space is created for deepening self-knowledge and awareness, which in turn leads to more purposeful, influenced and engaged living.

See that you are more than just your bodily frame of flesh and bones!

Course of Miracles further states, “Accept God’s frame instead of yours, and you will see the masterpiece.”

In today’s speed-of-light world, it’s typical to feel scattered– for the mind to be believing about one thing while the heart reaches towards another, and the body hangs out in the space-time continuum.

And the most basic, easiest and best place to begin is the breath.

A better world

The capability to focus on your own inner experience and to end up being totally present will begin to stream into every aspect of your life, into your actions and words and ideas, into your relationships and career or work and personal undertakings.

You will understand and awaken to the idea that you are, perhaps for the first time, in fact experiencing the moments of your existence.

You may ask, how does that transfer to bringing about a better world?

Peace, and all the paths that result in it and from it, start with the person. Peaceful people create serene houses, develop serene communities, create tranquil countries, and certainly create a tranquil world.

To your own self-development skills!

Painting in Monotones

One of the joys of my life has been painting the places in which I live. When moving into my present home more than 30 years ago it was painted a horrible yellow colour on the walls and white on the ceiling. There was no quality in it and it was screaming out for a redo. It took a while to settle in and get established before considering the work. Finally it happened that looking at the state of the walls took me off to the shop to buy paint.

The samples were beautiful but blue is my colour. Looking for one that would do the best job a pale blue, called holiday sky caught my eye. In my usual way I bought it and the necessary accessories, including drop sheets, rollers and tray, and so on.

Then I made a momentous decision which goes against all the normal rules. I decided to paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls. This eliminated the need to choose a second colour and to have the added difficulty of painting one against another, which is a bit tricky where the two meet.

This turned out to be a great decision and the entire house was painted blue throughout. It is peaceful, easy to live with, and the good quality of the paint allows it to stand untouched for many years. It has since been painted once more but it looks as fresh as it did when first done.

The woodwork which involves doors and window sills, along with the pantry are all white satin and the kitchen, recently renovated, now has the cupboards has a fa├žade to fill in the gap between the tops and the ceiling. This has eliminated the need to clean the tops of the cupboard and to prevent spider webs in the corners.

The first impression people get when they enter the house is one of peace. The colour is very inviting and highly recommended for do it yourself people who want to have a go.

My motto with anything of this nature is keep it simple. Walls that flash colours around leave no room for other decorations and my paintings have to go somewhere. They stand out against the pale colour behind them and with so many now hanging the place looks more like an art gallery. The bottom line is its my home and reflects my personality.