I have been reading your words of wisdom and have used your works to help create balance in my life but i still feel that I have a big hurdle to overcome. The journey of my life began in former Yugoslavia and from there i arrived to the US in 1997 as a refugee with my family. Since then i have been an independent person, having to assume an adult role at an early age (11) . I have had recent suppressors in my life including betrayal by very close friends, a stressful medical/PA curriculum with numerous travel and new jobs across the US and a recent diagnosis of my two oldest brothers with pulmonary fibrosis. I feel that this chronic stress has made it difficult for me to find balance in my life. Before all these events i was a resilient person who adapted well to change . But now I feel fearful, anxious and insecure. Any suggestions on how to get my life back on track?
It does sound like you have led an extraordinarily stressful life thus far. Given all the turmoil and moving around you have done, maybe the best place to start to get back on track is to establish your home as your source of stability, security and healing. Focus on making all the time that you spend at home nurturing and soothing. Make your home beautiful with relaxing colors, aromas and uplifting music. Spend time preparing your meals from fresh foods, and drink plenty of pure water. Go to bed before 10 pm and meditate every day. Walk or exercise every day, making sure you get fresh air and sunshine whenever weather permits. Find a creative outlet- dancing, painting, singing, jewelry making-whatever inspires you, and make sure you spend a few hours each week expressing that talent. Finally, buy a journal and start to write down your thoughts, feelings, impressions, hopes, fears, inspirations. Writing down all your thoughts helps objectify your secret and self-suppressed impulses and feelings. By bringing them out of the shadows onto the page, you take away the power of the fears, and helps strengthen your aspirations.
Doing these simple things will bring you back in line with the evolutionary rhythms of Nature and that will bring you back into balance.
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Time Magazine heralded Deepak Chopra as one of the 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credited him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Entertainment Weekly described Deepak Chopra as "Hollywood's man of the moment, one of publishing's best-selling and most prolific self-help authors." He is the author of more than 50 books and more than 100 audio, video and CD-Rom titles. Toastmaster International recognized him as one of the top five outstanding speakers in the world. Through his over two decades of work since leaving his medical practice, Deepak continues to revolutionize common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit, and healing. His mission of "bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east" remains his thrust and provides the basis for his recognition as one of India's historically greatest ambassadors to the west.Related Articles
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