Where to From Here

Hello there Madelaine mind over matters. This module is module nine, where to from here. So we’re going to remind ourselves, what these practices are and what they’re good for, and go over a few of my favorite authors and how you can find your own. And I would like to begin with, if you will indulge me and do this with me, three breaths, and a smile, right here, right now. So let’s just fall still, feet nice and flat on the ground, top of the head parallel with the sky. Remember, its belly out on the in breath, billion on the outbreath, three luxurious breaths, in through the nose, out through the nose, and begin. Come back into the room and smile. These practices, there’s all kinds of data you can find on the internet, if you’re having trouble with that, for any reason, get in touch with me, I can tell you where to find things. Good for your physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, every kind of health that you can think of, you will find some data on how this might be helpful to center oneself to bring energy, focus and clarity to our work, play love and life. Because typically, life is stressful for many of us, and these are the statistics we started off with. And I think they tell the story 75% of people in this study with a pretty large sample reported high stress in the past month. So it’s important for the sake of ourselves. And every other life, we touch all the people who depend on us, you know how they say when you’re on the airplane, you put the oxygen mask on your face first, before you try to help anyone else. So that’s what these practices are for, to give us a toolkit full of stuff that really can help us to have minds that are calmer, clearer, more creative and productive, more compassionate to so says the research. So pick and choose what you think works best for you. To review, we have three breaths, and a smile, anytime, anywhere, for a quick reset. Choosing reality is the exercise that can help you pivot to a more positive version of the life that you leave. Rather than being stuck in one that is constantly battling the outside forces of reality that you don’t prefer. There’s focus and release for those of us who are too often focusing on the past and mind wandering into worry about the future. And this helps us to be in the here and now. which gives us greater clarity and productivity. And of course, bliss to as we talked about, the reading room is the essential practice here. As with our computer, when it gets stuck, we reboot. And that’s what we do with this breathing room when the mind is getting a little off track. And this is considered fitness for the mind as a regular practice. So we don’t go to the gym, just one time, we actually keep ourselves toned and fit by exercising regularly. For those who do that. The movie room is so you know the compelling story within you. You know it like the back of your hand. So you can see when you’re falling back into falling back or down into it rather than be being able to creatively and happily Move outside of it, and the judgment room, which is kind of a damage control for the autopilot inherent forces in us that are constantly judging and sometimes getting it wrong and, as we said, making a pretty big mess of things. And now for some readings, so let’s see. Ellen langurs book mindfulness was the very first book. That’s how I became interested in this subject. So that was a pretty long time ago, decades ago, actually. And she’s done wonderful studies that are in the book that I think will impress you, Jon Kabat Zinn, again, the father of Western mindfulness. He has a more recent book mindfulness for beginners. He also wrote full catastrophe living, which I think is a really wonderful title. The catastrophe part it feels like that sometimes right? And tick not Han piece is every step is one that is loved by many Tara Brock’s radical acceptance. These are all sort of classics eckerd totallys power of now. And then more recently, there is Jensen Cerro, you are a badass, which a lot of people think it’s kind of fun. And Joe dispenza says, becoming supernatural, the title, little bit misleading. what he’s talking about, is how when we understand the how the mind works, ordinary people can do extraordinary things that they would have never dreamed possible. And Robert sapolsky as wonderful book on why zebras don’t get ulcers, and it’s the impact of stress on us. And then of course, this course, is to help us get all around that. So this is our last session. I want to thank you for your time and your attention. Also, if you’d like to work, you know, in applying these principles and practices directly to your own life in a specific get in touch with me to see what’s possible for that. And don’t forget to breathe, belly out on the M breath, belly m on the output with love. Take care.