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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

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I welcome you all here and I hope you will enjoy the content ❤🙏

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The Importance of Achieving Spiritual Growth

Among anything else, spiritual growth is very important for people to truly feel satisfied and happy in life. Not only should people content themselves with the worldly and material things that they can find around them, but they should also fill the holes that bear such emptiness inside. Therefore, it is very important that people find both the time and means for growing spiritually wherein they make themselves attuned with their spiritual and mental capacities. What is more, contentment and lack of desire for worldly possessions is the true meaning of spiritual growth. When your perception of life transcends the need for material possessions to quantify your being, then you can proudly claim that you are liberated and that you have spiritually grown.

On the whole, spiritual growth is the process where a person develops his consciousness. In fact, there are scores of ways to achieve such a thing but first, it is important that the person should recognize the world in a truly different light – that of seeing the world as something changing for the better and not for the worse.

Seeing Light In Everything

Yes, you can say it is very much easy for us to blame the world for everything bad that happens to us. We point fingers to the people who are around when something negative happens. However, such a state of mind can definitely be a hindrance from achieving spiritual growth. But on the other hand, a person who has successfully become spiritually developed can easily make sound actions regarding previous negative experiences. And what is more, he will later on be able to turn them into positive events as well. Really, it is important that a person finds the light in everything that he does and everything that happens to him for him to achieve spiritual growth.

Seeing The World In A New Way

In the same manner, as a person achieves growth in a spiritual sense, he can then better understand the concepts he could not comprehend that time when he has not dealt with developing his spiritual growth. And so, as a person progresses into his journey for spiritual growth, he will surely see a new meaning to every little thing that happens to him and what is more, he will definitely be more appreciative of the world he lives in.

Sharing Your Spiritual Growth With Others

Last of all, it is exceedingly essential to do an extra mile of being a steward for spirituality wherein you will share your spiritual relationship with other people to guide them into achieving the same level of spirituality. Yes, it is true that every person in the world is connected to one another and therefore, it becomes vital that you share a part of yourself to other people at the same time, make them see the world in your perspective.

As you act more of a mentor for them, they will soon realize the value of spiritual growth; learning that they too, can cultivate a much better world—a beautiful world that draws closer to spiritual growth.

About mantras

Essentially when the reference to mantra is made it is in connection to the power of the spoken word or sound. A lot of words are spoken that have little or no connection to the genuine experience or implied consequences. If a individual in warned about something verbally and the consequences are likewise explained the actual physical feeling of the consequences if not present and only implied. Similarly there are few words that may really convey the exact equivalent of the experience however the power that the word carries is enough to imply the results.

It’s a popular belief and accepted truth that repeating a mantra expounds tremendous power. Those who are really knowledgeable in the mantra field attest to this unexplained however ever present power. Abundance may take a lot of forms, like health, wealth, friends to name a few, all of which may be successfully achieved with the influence of mantra as a result of repetitive chants. This then releases the unseen power in vibrations that work cosmically to the wanted results.

Each mantra is said to be likened to its original source of an actual sage or historical person. Most of these tradition practices predates the written speech and as such further accents the power of the spoken word. Likewise accepted as a fact, is the form of mediation and intuition that is required, in order to participate with a degree of success. There is a direct link between the mantra sound and the chakras located thorough out human body.

The mightiness of the mantra is explained as that of fire. Fire known for its destructive and also helpful qualities is the same as mantra is a lot of ways. The power derived from mantra may be very destructive and energy sapping if not practiced under rigorous supervision by an experienced person. However as most practitioners have yet to reach the level of total enlightenment the danger is not genuinely present.

4 Bad Habits That Drain Your Energy

Not getting enough sleep at night isn’t the only thing that is draining your energy. The little things that you do and don’t do throughout the day can cause you to become exhausted, both physically and mentally, making getting through the day a challenge.

Here are four everyday bad habits that can have you feeling tired and low on energy.

Skipping Exercise

When You are Tired Thinking that skipping your workout to save energy is working against you. Regular exercise can provide you with a substantial boost to your strength and endurance and helps to make your cardiovascular system work more efficiently, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your body. Getting just 20 minutes of exercise at least three times a week will have you feeling less fatigued and more energized. You are

Not Getting Enough Iron

If you have an iron deficiency, you could begin to feel sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. With an iron deficiency, less oxygen is able to travel to your muscles and cells, leaving your feeling more tired. Reduce your risk of anemia by boosting your iron intake by eating more lean beef, eggs, kidney beans, tofu, nuts, dark green leafy vegetables and peanut butter.

You Make Mountains Out of Molehills

If you’re too afraid to ride your bike because your worry about getting into an accident, or you assume you’re about to get fired when you get called into the boss’ office, then you’re guilty of expecting the worst-case scenario. This kind of anxiety can paralyze you and drain you mentally. When you catch yourself having these kinds of thoughts, take a deep breath, and ask yourself what the worst thing that can happen is, and how likely will it be that the worst really will happen.

Meditating, getting outside, or exercising can help you better cope and become more realistic.

You Live on Junk Food

Foods that are loaded with simple carbs and sugar rank high on the glycemic index, which is an indicator of how rapidly carbohydrates will increase your blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp crashes will cause you to feel fatigued over the course of your day. Eat lean protein and whole grains at every meal to keep your blood sugar level. There are many things that you do throughout your day that can lead to fatigue and low energy.

Understanding your bad habits can help you develop a plan to correct them and lead you to live a fuller, more energetic life.

3 Breathing Exercises to Boost Your Energy

Breathing is one of your most critical bodily functions. The simple act of breathing can have a substantial impact on both your emotional and physiological states. Conscious breathing exercises can help to rebalance your mind and body and boost your energy levels.

Practicing the following mindful breathing exercises can re-energize, re-focus, and reconnect you. Deep Breathing Exercises Practicing deep breathing throughout the day can not only relax you but can help you to release the stress that builds up throughout the day.

Start by placing your tongue so that it is touching the roof of your pallet. Take a deep breath, slowly inhaling through your nose. Count to six, and hold your breath to the count of three, then exhale through your mouth for a count of six. Repeat for seven to 12 cycles.

Bellows Breathing Exercises Also known as the Breath of Fire, the bellows breathing exercise can help to calm your mind and relax you.

Start by clearing your nose of any mucus. Sit with your back straight and your mouth closed. Place your tongue on the roof of your pallet. Begin to rapidly and forcefully breath through your nose for 12 breaths, ending in a long deep inhale and exhale. Rest while breathing normally, then repeat the process seven times.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

This breathing exercise is known to help lower blood pressure, alleviate depression, and reduce mood swings, all of which can contribute to low energy and fatigue. Clear your nose of mucus and sit comfortably with your back straight. Close your mouth and touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Place your pointer finger on your right hand over your right nostril and deeply inhale through your left nostril. Count to six, then hold your breath for a count of three. Place your left pointer finger over your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril for a count of six. Hold your breath for a count of three. Keep your pointer finger over your left nostril and inhale deeply for a count of six. Hold your breath for a count of three, then place your right pointer finger over your right nostril and exhale through your left nostril for a count of six. Repeat the process for three to five minutes, alternating your breathing through each nostril.

You can practice these three breathing exercises interchangeably as needed. Practicing these breathing exercises on a regular basis will help to increase your energy and vitality.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.