So going further ahead in our practice, lets discuss some patterns in our lives which are preventing us from being in the light of discipline.
These include television, books, movies, videos and many more. But it requires a clear understanding of the subject of discipline to see if these patterns are helping us be relaxed and enthusiastic or draining us of all our light energy.
Here I will share with you two very important secrets to know whats good for you.
The secret of the glowing light
We all are lighthouses with our inner light shining within us. Its upto us if we want to shine our light or dim it. Those portals of entertainment which keep the light within you glowing are healthy for you. For instance, I feel my inner light glowing when I watch comedy shows or movies like “A wish for Christmas”, “The sweetest christmas”. I feel my light getting dim when I listen to extremely loud music, watch overdramatic movies, reading cheesy romance novels and so on. Now, thats me. Someone might feel the other way round. You need to focus on your own light.
The secret of the blooming flowers
So we all have our own beautiful gardens of bliss. Flowers of hope, dreams and imagination bloom here. So if something is really entertaining and good for you, it should keep these flowers blooming. Stuff which is toxic to these flowers is toxic for you too. As for me, several mythological shows keep my flowers of faith and inner divinity blooming. Spiritual books do the same for me. Years back, I read books like “Along for the ride”, “Bittersweet” and “Boys, bears and a single pair of hiking boots” which still keep my flowers of passion, romance , friendship and creativity blooming. Animations like “Inside out”, “Winx club”, “Shin Chan” and many more do the same for me. Movies which portray jealousy in friendships, over dramatization of college and school life and sibling rivalry with parents being depicted as unsupportive are toxic to my blooming flowers. So I simply avoid them.
HEALING THE MIND AND BODY TOGETHER
These practices include balanced eating, workouts, yoga, breathing exercises, grounding, nature walks, journalling and many more.