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    On Feb 28, 2020 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    When I want or need to make a choice to change or modify my behavior I use my willpower, my cognitive control. It is not always easy to change my well established habitual patterns. When I feel tension, physical, mental, or emotional, I use relaxation techniques, such as deep belly breathing. yoga exercises and or meditation, I feel the tension released. It is felt sense.

    Tunnel vision narrows my view and outlook. It comes in the way of seeing the whole picture. I have realized from my own experiences how my way of thinking and my energy is indeed blocked and wasted by not looking at the whole picture. Life is multifaceted and multidimensional. When I look at the problematic situation holistically, I find better ways of easing or releasing my stress. As the author Gertvan Leeuven says, " Returning to yourself is like coming home."

    Non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in my body, mind and heart and my actions helps me make wise choices. It helps me to relate to my body with open and respectful hands.
    Namaste!
    Jagdish P Dave


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