Americans have been losing sleep over the U.S election—we are anxiety ridden about the results, the implications, and the future. With people so divided in ideology, schisms have created an incubator ripe for challenging restful sleep. Add to that the COVID-19 pandemic and societal unrest, which were already playing havoc with sleep for millions, and the results are clear: Sleep has been usurped by election fatigue.
What common experiences exist when it comes to spiritual traditions? According to our founder, Deepak Chopra, ™ MD, we can observe three distinct components. The first, transcendence from the ego identity, in which we evolve from the conditioned mind to the whole mind. The second, the spontaneous emergence of platonic truth. The third, the loss of the fear of death. When you are willing to step into the unknown, you embrace uncertainty and cultivate transformation.
Since childhood, curiosity about personal transformation and spirituality has always been at the core of who I am/my existence. Transformation, emotional resilience, the supernatural, and the effect of individual choice on the human collective fascinate me. I believe that so much of who we are, our innate skillsets, and even the longings and interests that we have were determined before we got to earth. In that regard, I know that so much of my connection to this work is—and always has been—above me. When you add in being an only child raised by a single mother in lower-middle-class environments, who for some years was a latchkey kid, you can begin to see how natural it was for me to begin to dissect and investigate the world and myself.
Every month, Dr. Suhas will be answering questions from our followers around men’s health and wellness. This month, he answers questions around doing a castor oil cleanse and when the best time to exercise is according to Ayurveda.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes you you? Of the countless, unimaginably infinite possible forms that consciousness could take, what made you turn out the way you have? In the ocean of consciousness, spirit takes innumerable forms—waves, currents, tides, whirlpools, surges—but there’s only one unique expression of that ocean unlike any other that is you. How did that happen? The answer, in a word, is choices.
Using herbs to support your nervous system is a fantastic addition to managing mild stress and anxiety. Here are three herbal smoothie recipes for you to try.
Today, September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace—a day declared by the United Nations in 1981, asking humanity to commit to peace. On this day, we press pause on our disagreements, set down our weapons, and join together as one human race.
Happiness lies in striking a balance. As millennials, we are entering the phase of life where we end up focusing on work, hoping and believing that work is the only thing that is going to make us happy. What we tend to ignore is the inevitable burnout. Your body is going to give up at some point! That is the classic definition of neglect of the self, as described in Ayurveda.