spiritual or religious practice fights depression

*According to a new study, spiritual or religious practice may fight off depression and keep other illness at bay.*If you are a religious or a spiritual person and pray every day, there is now proof that you might be doing your brain and body a huge favour. *According to a new study spiritual or religious practice may fight off depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease – by thickening the brain cortex.*The study conducted by *Lisa Miller, professor and director of Clinical Psychology and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University*, included 103 people who were at a high risk of depression. Their level of risk was based on their family history.On mapping their brain activity and structure using an MRI, Lisa found that people who valued their religion more and regularly prayed had thicker cortices when compared to those who did not. The thinning of the cortice, especially in certain areas of the brain is an indi…

You are what you think

In the movie Taare Zameen Par
The art teacher tells the rude and cursing father of the dyslexic kid about the Solomon Islands...

In those islands, the tribal don’t cut down a tree. They surround the tree and curse it for hours every day..

Within a few weeks, the tree
dries up and becomes dead..

Many of us might find that example too difficult to believe. How can intangible and invisible thoughts and words kill a tree.!

Well, if you get to read Bruce H. Lipton’s THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF, you won’t only believe in the Solomon Islands story, but would also think a dozen times before saying something demoralizing to yourself and the people you love...

In this book, Mr Lipton tells in detail about the power of conscious and subconscious mind..

The subconscious mind is million times more powerful than the conscious mind and decides most of the things in our lives according to the beliefs it has..

Many times we fail to change an unpleasant habit despite our will-power and consistent efforts..

Master Choa Kok Sui - When I Leave Do I Leave?

(Master Choa Kok Sui's Conversation with a Disciple) It was a time, when my Spiritual Teacher, Master Choa Kok Sui, the one
I have loved most and followed in this lifetime, took in some of the
negative karma of his disciples unto his body. I saw him then as a man
whose weight of the world was heavy on his shoulder. I was afraid for him and my heart was listless. As usual, that afternoon, he walked and as usual I followed one step
behind him. "What is bothering you?" he asked me. I dare not ask the question, but he prodded me. I then asked "When you
leave Master, what will become of me?" He took a deep pause, and rephrased my question."When I leave, do I leave?" He noticed tears are about to swell in my eyes. "Take heart. Pull back your tears," he reproached me gently. "Look at me." You cry and your heart is heavy for you think I will leave you? I will never leave you. We have a covenant to serve together. Do you

Reduce the grip of ego - Let Go

Ego is simply an idea of who you are that you carry around with you. As such, it cannot be surgically removed by having an egoectomy! This idea of who you think you are will persistently erode any possibility you have of connecting to intention.–Dr. Wayne DyerComment by Joanne wellingtonIt is well known that our ego is the real obstacle to the progress in our spiritual evolution. What Dr. Wayne Dyer refers to as “Connecting to intention” is known by different terms such as “Connecting to source” in law of attraction, “attaining higher states of consciousness” or simply to be “One with God”. It is the ego that keeps us disconnected to our source.Dr. Dyer gives us the following seven suggestions by which the grip of the ego can be reduced:Step 1) Stop being offendedWhen we get offended, it is really our ego at work. We take something that someone did or said personally, and make it wrong. Getting offended creates the same destructive energy that offended you in the first place and leads…

Learning from Mistakes

Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”Moral: We can also learn from our mistakes.

Boy’s Weakness

A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move. “Sensei,”(Teacher in Japanese) the boy finally said, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?” “This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied.Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a…

Real message of Janmashtami

*Krishna* was born in the darkness of the night, into the locked confines of a jail.However, at the moment of his birth, all the guards fell asleep, the chains were broken and the barred doors gently opened.Similarly, as soon as *Krishna* ( Chetna, Awareness ) takes birth in our hearts, all darkness ( Negativity ) fades.All chains ( Ego, I, Me, Myself ) are broken.And all prison doors we keep ourselves in ( Caste, Religion, Profession, Relations etc )  are opened. And that is the real Message And Essence of Janmashtmi.Happy *Janmashtmi*