Vitamin D is now being considered more of a hormone than simply a vitamin. That's because it acts like a hormone in the body, regulating things like our immunity, how efficiently we absorb and store calcium, and it can even lower our chances of suffering from autoimmune diseases. Check out the video below for more info:
What does ritual mean to you?
Does it incite images of witches? Or religion?
What if ritual simply meant: something that was done or performed in an intentional manner? Takes on a bit of a new meaning, doesn't it? In that case driving your car could be a ritual, brushing your teeth or cooking food. What about conceiving an idea, a business plan, a baby? Could that be seen as a ritual?
When we bring intention to our actions, the actions take on a new meaning. The act hasn't changed, just our perception of it. If every movement, thought, emotion, etc. sends a signal to our nervous system which then effects our neurotransmitters and even our immunity (not making this up, it's science), then imagine the difference it could make in our lives if we were to perceive every action and every conversation as a sacred ritual to be respected.
Try it out for a day. Even an hour. See for yourself if you notice a shift.
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” ~Khalil Gibran
"Life improves when we pay more attention to what we need and less to what we want, for what we are partial to makes us “partial”: limited, incomplete, one-sided. Human nature drives us to avoid uniqueness for its own sake, for those who fail to conform to the tenets of their tribe often find themselves expelled from it, and for much of our history such ejection was a death sentence. Safety lies in remaining in the mainstream, running with the herd, tending enthusiastically toward the mean, working assiduously to fit in. The human drive for self-preservation induces in us the drive to conform to the gang’s prevailing consensus reality. Competing with the will to self-preservation is the will to self-actualization, which directs us to free ourselves of imperfection, which drove the development of Tantra"
Read full article: http://www.drsvoboda.com/resources/articles/searching-for-samarasa/
If you want to know more. Ask the universe. She will tell you. Our heart beats alongside the soul of the world. And remember: "Love should never keep a man from pursuing his personal legend."
I think it's easy to go down certain paths because we believe it is what we are supposed to be doing. Maybe a teacher told us something when we were younger, or perhaps a whole community did. It could be an artistic talent or a family business. Whatever it was, sometimes we pursue things because we believed it was our destiny. A passion grew out of it, or maybe it was a perceived passion, and we only thought it was what our heart called for. Again, the power of conditioning is strong.
I believe that if we spend time looking inward, we will eventually be able to cultivate an ear for what our heart is saying. It will slowly begin to speak louder than the society around us. It will take time, but if we are passionate about understanding why we are really here, then through meditation, awareness and kindness (among many other beautiful methods) we can discover the path that will lead us closer to the answer.
Archives of love, via the typed word: