A life focused on “what” means we will forget about ourselves, and we are left with fragments of things we don’t know how to deal with at all.
A life focused on “who” means we will discover the inner-beauty of ourselves and others,
and all the “whats” we are hungry to know and understand will follow.
Found a book at the library about a woman with bipolar and depression who completely healed from it solely by natural means; changes in diet and habitual thinking. In addition, there are stories of many people who have gone through the same. I’m already inspired. Not only to take care of myself, but inspired by the beauty of human strength in general. For those interested, the book is called
Healing Depression and Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs
These last few days have felt “darker” than normal. I can honestly say what has kept me sane is breathing deep and observing my thoughts. Refraining from judging my emotions, myself, and my failures. all of these things help me to just BE.
This morning, I’ve been experimenting a lot with breath control, and I’ve come to find that that TRUE conscious breathing keeps me wide awake, alert, positive, and energized (of course I’ve only been up for an hour but usually even by now I feel very stuffy in my mind). When I say TRUE conscious breathing I mean inhaling for a good 2.5 seconds through my nose and exhaling for the same.
In theory, constant conscious attention to breathing deep keeps the mind alert, and the oxygen itself keeps the mind and body supplied with what it needs on a moment-to-moment basis. When I’m tired, I notice my breathing is much more shallow than normal, thus my tiredness increases. So why not consciously extend the breath to a length that is similar to being awake and more?
If you’re in a situation where you aren’t able to move around or do something active to wake up, take 10 deep breaths through your nose (you get more oxygen by breathing through your nose), and sit up straight so that your energy circulates freely. Inhale slowly, into your diaphragm (this is key), and exhale with control.