HOW TO ACCEPT YOURSELF
October 1, 2023
‘Accepting Yourself’ is one of the hardest things to follow through, yet the most rewarding one. It is intense to:
Once you have accepted yourself with all imperfections, you can change many things about yourself.
Take note of:
You must be aware of the common saying that ‘No one is perfect’.
Mindfulness Practice – How to Accept Yourself
If you find yourself thinking about something, gently bring the attention back and focus on your breath. Once you start following this, you will see the difference automatically. You become more alert and will start accepting yourself and your surroundings.
How to Use Your Breath?
Let me share my own experience regarding basic knowledge of breathing. I always lack words when it comes to writing, but I have so much to write about ‘breathing’. Let me try to put my experience in minimum possible words.
Basic Breathing Rules-
The human brain has many functions, and one of them is to control the breathing pattern. If you can breathe anywhere between 1 to 4 times per minute, you will experience what is called a meditative state. Breathing is not about holding the breath in or out. Rather, it is about breathing long and deep. You can do this by breathing gently, using the full capacity of your lungs, and then exhaling completely.
The best way to breathe is to build up the stamina. The lungs capacity starts to expand, and as a consequence, your mind becomes calmer, more balanced. As a result, you are able to concentrate fully and make better decisions.
To make sure you breathe correctly, you must feel breathing through three different parts of the body-
WHEN INHALING – First fill the lower abdomen up with air, then the middle abdomen, and lastly the chest.
WHEN EXHALING– the air in the chest releases first, then the air in the middle abdomen, and then lastly, the air in the lower abdomen.
The Magic of Breathing:
The magic of breathing starts when you master exhaling. It seems that during the inhalation; our mind is calmer, and one can hold the breath longer without experiencing any discomfort. During exhalation, there is a natural urge to inhale, immediately after exhalation. When this natural tendency comes down, you reach a higher level of consciousness.
Om Namah Shivay!!!
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