MODERN SOCIETIES AND ANCIENT PROBLEMS!
Yes, this is a big contradiction, but real. Violence, crimes, drugs, war and more problems. Who is safe in this modern world? Fear and anxiety are everywhere, it does not matter what country you are. A shooting in a theater or at school in a so called civilized country! Those who call themselves humans do not not how to live in peace and in harmony. Nobody is safe in modern societies, not even kids. Where are we going? Why those smart people leading the more advance countries cannot find a solution to modern problems? The sad part is that these modern problems come from centuries ago. They are not new problems because violence, crime, drugs, etc. have been with humanity since a long time ago. Time passes by, but solutions do not come! How is it possible? What can we do?
Mental health should be a priority in our life. Modern jobs are asking a lot from our mind. Schools and colleges too. Nevertheless, all that is creating too much pressure on us. Meditation comes to the rescue! The mind needs a break; relaxation and experiencing inner peace help a lot. We need to learn to use our mind and we need to take advantage of it.
We all are humans, not machines. Sometimes, we need to take a break from everything; that includes thinking. People think too much and that is not healthy. Over thinking does not solve a problem, being worry does not help. Did you ever think that thinking too much is one of the causes of some sicknesses?
STRESS AND TECHNOLOGY.
Modern societies are full of stress and this brings a lot of tensions, frustrations, anger, resentment, sadness, depression, etc. Technology is wonderful and we all need to use it, but how far can we go with it and its secondary effects?
Technology is a need in modern times because of the system of life we have created. Nevertheless, we have to be careful about using too much tech! Did any great Master use technology? How were they able to achieve higher levels of spirituality or conscience?
Is it possible that technology can help us to do yoga and/or meditation?
WHAT IS FITNESS?
It depends on the way you see it and what you look for. Physical fitness is, for example, a state of health and well-being that comes out basically from exercises and a proper nutrition: sleeping enough or resting is part of it. Integral Fitness, on the other hand, is more than that. Then it involves a healthy mind and soul. Integral Fitness is a complete way of life that brings emotional, mental and physical health.
Yes, yoga is needed for an integral fitness. Please read my article: Exercise, yoga and meditation (link at the bottom). Fitness might be a trend nowadays, but more than a trend it is…
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