Happily Unattached: A Guide to Well-Being
When we get caught up in the “worries of life”, we lose touch with our own relaxed nature.
In my opinion, following your relaxation is one of the most wholesome and deeply enjoyable ways of living life.
The Modern Disease
One of the most detrimental things the modern human does is give away the control of their life to other people, in indirect ways. We think about our neighbour’s opinion while buying a windchime, and we think about our in-laws’ opinions while buying a couch, as an example.
This leads to tension. If your actions do not hurt someone, you should allow yourself to practice things which relax you!
The Relaxation Response
You see, in eastern medicine, relaxation is the key to healthy energy flow, (prana). A tense body will bear dis-ease, while a relaxed body will bear life and bliss.
Some practical activities to help practice relaxation are yoga, mindfulness, and qigong.
The entire religion of Buddhism is based on the concept of moksha, the state of being when one detaches from earthly desires. One still enjoys life on earth deeply, the sight of the trees and the amazing taste of the barbeque, but one doesn’t hold on to or cling to it; holding on to something is a form of tension.
It’s almost miraculous that detachment actually makes you enjoy life more deeply, rather than making you secluded and become an alienated hermit.
Starting to deal with all our problems with relaxation instead of tension can be a wonderful shift in lens.
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.
- The Art of Living, ‘4 Powerful Breathing Exercises – Pranayama For Beginners’, official website (accessed on 12th June, 2020)
- The Harvard Gazette, ‘When science meets mindfulness’, official website (accessed on 11th June, 2020)