Порой чтобы почувствовать себя счастливой нужно лишиться чего-то привычного, а потом снова его обрести: жутко проголодаться и затем наесться простой, но очень вкусной еды; намерзнуться и промокнуть под дождём, а затем после теплого душа отогреваться укутавшись в плед; напутешествоваться и истосковаться по домашнему уюту и наконец приехать домой!
Всё это лето я провожу в подмосковном лагере, где работаю преподавателем английского. Теперь приехав на пару дней домой, я чувствую себя в раю: рядом любимые и родные, вкусная еда, приготовленная с любовью, удобная подушка, весь спектр материалов для творчества под рукой, уютная атмосфера и т.д.
Но как бы ни была тяжела разлука с домом, она того стоит, хотя бы потому, что учишься ценить то что имеешь и начинаешь смотреть на привычное новым взглядом.
Sometimes to feel yourself happy you have to lose something habitual and then to find it again: to get awfully hungry and then to eat simple but tasty food; to freeze and get sopped in the rain and then after a hot shower to warm yourself rolled in a cozy rug; to travel and homesick a lot and to return home at last!
I'm spending the whole summer in Moscow suburban camp, working as an English teacher. Now while I'm at home for 3days I feel myself in a paradise: my nearest and dearest here, delicious food made with love, my cozy pillow, a big choice of tools and materials for creation, homely atmosphere etc.
Even if a separation from home is hard, it worth it, at least because you learn appreciate what you have and begin to look at habitual with a fresh look.
Let’s talk mental health for a second 🙇🏼♀️(this is about to get really long, so feel free to scroll on past if this doesn’t interest you)
I was watching a tv show this morning and it showed a woman having a panic attack and I started crying because memories of panic attacks started rushing to my brain. -
After high school, I went through a big breakup and it sent me into a depression. Because he was my best (and basically, only) friend, we continued to talk everyday and I hoped we could work things out. I told him about my depression and my thoughts of suicide and he told me I needed to just get it over with. I knew it wasn’t the right decision, but it consumed my thoughts 24/7 and it was all I could think about. Three days before my birthday, I stayed up all night writing my suicide note and planning it out. -
I’m not sure how, or really why, but I didn’t do it (obviously). I think it was because I was afraid that, even in death, I would be seen as weak or people would say I was doing it for attention. So after that, I started trying to make friends and put myself out there. I got my nose/ears pierced, a tattoo (I had always hated tattoos before), I tried dating, and basically just wasn’t myself anymore. I felt like a piece of me actually died when I wrote that note. -
So flash forward to this picture where I’m ~awkwardly~ trying to smile for the camera. The picture itself isn’t so bad, but I hate this picture because this day just sucked. I started liking a guy I met at school and we had plans to go out on our first date this night. We had talked a bunch and I was excited to finally go out with someone new. I bought a new dress and did my hair and makeup.... and then he ghosted me. This set off one of my many panic attacks and I just wanted to be alone, but my family forced me to go out to dinner with them instead. Hence, this picture. -
Since then, I have overcome the depression and I am happier than I’ve ever been. I still get panic attacks, but it’s not every single night anymore. -
The point of all this is that I needed an outlet. I put all this pressure on friends and relationships to keep me happy and I ended up pushing a lot of people away.
You can cover up your emotions or process that stuff needs to be cleared and processed because it’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just emotion information. Once we allow ourselves to clear that, we get to experience those higher vibrating emotions of bliss, freedom and liberation in our bodies.
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In 1949 Canadian neuropsychologist Donald Hebb first used this phrase to describe how pathways in the brain are formed and reinforced through repetition. Our brain has about 100 billion neurons (brain cells), each of them is connected to thousands of other neurons and together they form about trillions of neural networks. Our brain cells communicate with one another through a process known as “neuronal firing.” When brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens. So the more the brain does a certain task, the stronger that neural network becomes. .
As demonstrated by contemporary neuroplasticity Every time when you have a new thought, you are forming new neural networks and altering new neural structures. In other words, your mental activities change your brain. Knowing that your brain is not 'hard-wired' but plastic subject to your choice of your own thoughts is the recognition of true power of change. .
This is what @peacelab.au is created for. We synthesise ancient wisdom teachings and contemporary science as an agent for positive change. Let us help you transform from inside out to realize your greater potential for happiness, success and fulfillment. @laughing_zen_lawyer .