Our brain experiences emotions first and then begins to process this. Self love is a concept which has been glossed over by many and misunderstood by most. In the simplest of examples, Shamir uses the analogy of loving others and how it's impossible to summon up feelings for others that are not felt through you first
Your body is extremely efficient. Those who have had a cast know that once the cast comes off after a few months, the muscles in the area atrophy or shrink. This is because the muscle has been dormant and the body reduces its capacity in that area to match the level of activity (if you don't use it, you lose it). With proper care and attention, one can re-build those muscles again. This is also true for our capacity to empathize with others or to hold compassion in our hearts. We can grow our ability to hold compassion with simple practices and by doing so improve our overall health and well-being. The good news is that even if our ability to hold compassion shrinks over time (perhaps due to life changing situations, etc.), we can regain it by practicing the techniques provided in this program.
On my way to visit a Tibetan Monastery in Koh Phangan, Thailand, I encountered a potentially dangerous situation. I had no idea how dire the situation was until I reflected upon it days later. Compassion played a key role in helping me navigate through adversity. Such is the power of Compassion.
Two children playing in a field come across a grass snake. One child screams and runs away while the other remains calm and expresses appreciation for having witnessed it. Both children saw the same snake and yet both behaved quite differently. The composed child may not understand why his friend seemingly over-reacted in a non-threatening environment.
Have you witnessed someone over-reacting in a situation in which you would have otherwise responded calmly? The individual exhibiting uncontrolled emotions such as anger or frustration is likely experiencing chronic stress conditions. In extreme cases, these individuals are unable to form meaningful and nurturing relationships with friends and family due to their temperament. Over time they become isolated from others thereby solidifying their bitterness, and the cycle continues.
The good news is that individuals who experience symptoms of chronic stress can improve emotional regulation by using some simple yet powerful approaches. In many
cases, practicing these approaches result in permanent improvements.
Read more about this topic and where you can access free resources to help improve emotional regulation in this article written by Shamir Ladhani and featured in the Canadian Military Veteran’s newsletter: Summoning Courage to Engage the Battle Within.
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When we claim our divinity, we become elevated in both thought and deeds. How do we reconcile the two interpretations? Listen to this episode where Shamir provides a bridging of the two notions.
How long do you spend recalling unwanted emotions? Perhaps you had an unpleasant exchange that plays in your head over and over again. Do you know what that does to you?
Your body will produce the protein sequence needed to achieve your desires. It listens to you but not in the way you normally talk.
Setting intentions and goals are important. However, if you truly want to shift your reality, you will need to add one more ingredient according to a controlled study involving a vile of DNA molecule
When you appreciate even the little things in your life, you will experience a powerful shift in your reality. Time to go on a rampage.. of appreciation!
I had an angry exchange with a member of my family. Afterwards I wondered how quickly I could feel compassion for her. Would it be hours? days? weeks? It took me only one minute by applying the tools I teach others. Listen to the video for the steps.