Saturday, February 18, 2012
The speaker says: "Choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed,
not happier but more dissatisfied.
We share this video here that gives several example of today's lifestyle with respect to enormous choice available when you wish to buy something. The speaker proves that - more is less. Is more choice really gives you happiness. In the mall today you have hundreds of varieties, does this make you happy or unhappy. Ever tried to buy a mobile? Sometime so many features may make you a confused buyer. Listen carefully about healthcare and a doctor dialogue.
Does consumerism society gives you peace and happiness. Technology is advancing fast but leaves us more and more unsatisfied.
This video clip courtesy: Mr. Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental (emotional), and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
While genetics plays an important role in diseases, loss of comprehensive health in individuals or even whole societies is often due to psychosomatic factors. It is a well known fact, that prolonged mental, physical, and environmental stress experienced by people living in urban areas either lead to or exacerbate many debilitating emotional tensions such as mental anxiety, intolerance, irritability, irrational fears and anger.
These negative traits eventually cause dangerous psychosomatic diseases including depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, neuro-dermatitis, insomnia, chronic fatigue, and arthritis, just to name a few. Stress and tension even prompt some people to resort to substance abuse (smoking, drinking, etc.), which further worsens the health problems and even cause certain cancers. It is estimated that more than ninety percent of the incidences of these diseases in urban areas today may be attributed to stress and emotional tensions.
It is a known fact that drugs and medicines merely treat the symptoms, but never really “cure” psychosomatic diseases. Moreover, drugs and medicines invariably produce “side-effects” and “after-effects,” which are often as or more serious than the primary disease itself. Sadly, a person afflicted with one or more of these psychosomatic diseases gradually loses his or her physical, mental, and social well-being, and eventually gives up the hope of ever living a normal, healthy life again.
The true path to better living should not only include proper nutrition, clean air, and physical exercise, but also prevention and elimination of the very roots of psychosomatic diseases – stress and emotional tensions.
Scientific Meditation is a tool that helps relieve and reduce the effects of physical and mental stress and eliminate emotional tensions and disorders by enhancing emotional maturity.
How does the technique work?
In this technique, the practitioner carefully observes the subtle aspects of one’s own self by direct perception, and produces desirable changes/effects via contemplation, visualization and auto-suggestions.
Medical research has revealed that emotional state of a person is directly connected with the health of his or her neuro-endocrine system. Emotional tensions can disrupt the complex and delicate balance of numerous hormones secreted by the different endocrine glands in the body, which ultimately cause various physical and mental diseases.
Scientific Meditation works by gradually leading the practitioner to experience deeper levels of his / her consciousness and remove stress and emotional tensions hidden in the subconscious mind. It enhances emotional maturity and harmonizes the neuro-endocrine secretions which represent the emotions, urges, and feelings, and thereby cure psychosomatic diseases.
Who can practice Scientific Meditation?
Scientific Meditation is not a religion. It is for all, irrespective of a person’s religious beliefs. Anyone can easily learn and practice Scientific Meditation. Thousands of people around the world, of all ages, cultures, religions, and educational backgrounds, have benefited from it.
What are the benefits of Scientific Meditation?
Scientific Meditation is a technique for improving comprehensive health and integrated personality development. Benefits of regular practice include:
• Increased self-confidence and will power
• Physical and mental stress relief
• Elimination of harmful urges and habits (smoking, drinking, etc.)
• Control over obesity and eating disorders
• Reversal of psychosomatic diseases
• Strengthened immune system and increased vitality
• Removal of irrational fears and phobias
• Improve family and social relationships
• Inner peace
Professionals and Students can also use Scientific Meditation to:
• Improve concentration, intuition, memory, and learning ability
• Enhance creative and artistic skills
• Increase operational efficiency
• Achieve personal and professional goals