Thursday, November 29, 2007

Someone sent me a link to the site “101 ways to relax”….:)

It had good techniques including message therapies, morning rituals and meditations, holistic healing using crystals, relaxing candles, relaxing music and much more.

What attracted me most was the topic “Relaxation by Self-Hypnosis.”

This is what I absorbed from there:

Hypnosis as we all know is purely a psychological condition of altered state of mind in which some people may be induced to show various differences in behavior and thinking, like heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction.

Self-hypnosis is a type of hypnosis in which you add visualization.

Try this: Simply start with your toes and work all the way up to your head saying "My (toes) are heavy and relaxed" 3 times... with each part of your body... and while you are saying the words, focus on relaxing that muscle/body part... feel it happening. Once you master this, also start picturing yourself in a beautiful place. Like maybe on a beautiful island, pleasant wind blowing through your hair, sun warming your skin... the smell of the salty, sea air wafting by. Or any other peaceful, serene place of your choice. Hear the waves crashing on the shore, the gulls in the air. You are walking across the sand, feeling it warming your feet. Think of nothing else at all….

There you are... hypnotized... easy, was it?

Count to five, come back to the here and now... and the feeling of accomplishment is sometimes overwhelming.

And the purpose of hypnosis?

Unlimited! It is effective if you are seeking relief to the struggles of weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management, pain management, sleep, or phobias. And the list goes on.

It requires no drugs, no doctor's offices, no prying psycho babble. No money into medicines, parlors, therapies, creams or anything. It is just free!!

All it needs is your continued practice in your own home, at your own pace, using your own skills and imagination.
Life is strange. None of us knows what life is…is it science, art or something else?

Often I think about it. I have strange thoughts in mind. Where do we come from? Where do we go to? It is strange because we don't have answers to every question. Even science fails to answer these. We think, search, and still do not have the answers to everything.

However, just imagine what would happen if we knew it all. If we knew what is life? What if we were born with a paper in hand, with details of what we were before this life, what we will do in life, we would die and how would be our life after death. Exciting yet scares me! If we knew all this then Life would become useless. We would stop thinking, believing in anything as there would be nothing to unfold. Life would be mundane, unexciting…

So, it is this curiosity of what is going to happen next minute, which lets us enjoy, love, trust, and believe in others and ourselves. It encourages us to discover, to move on, to struggle, and to fight……TO LIVE!

Reminds me of the song:

"Isn't Life Strange"
Isn't life strange
A turn of the page
Can read like before, can we ask for more?
Each day passes by..........