Awareness Connection Experience
During these days temperatures soar to over 30°C, with the humidex it feels even hotter. The hot and humid conditions can cause digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Massaging belly can help to relieve these symptoms.
Imagine you are on vacation. You are sitting at the beach relaxed and comfortable.
Looking over the ocean, you can see the tides coming and going. You just watch, waiting for nothing. You know the ocean is sometimes calm, sometimes has big waves. Whatever appears, it doesn’t bother you. You just sit. Sitting quietly watching the tides coming and going. Let the time pass.
This meditation practice is inspired by Norman Fischer’s book Sailing Home: Using the wisdom of Homer’s Odyssey to navigate life’s perils and pitfalls. When we grasp a goal and try to attain something, stress occurs. Meditation is a time for us to be, not expecting any specify result. The practice of meditation as sitting at the beach waiting for nothing, leads us to cultivate awareness and a bystander attitude towards rising thoughts. Gradually our true nature will reveal.
We all like to be healthy. So we look for a lot of information on how much we should eat, what type of supplement we should take, to gain the result. One fact we neglect is that good function of the organs is the basis for health. If the digestive system doesn’t work well, then no matter how much food we eat, and/or how many supplements we take, we cannot get the benefits.
The simple way to improve absorption of nutrients is to eat mindfully, take one’s time when eating. Chew food well before swallowing it and enjoy the act of eating. Choose food that we know where it comes from. Try to eat more naturally grown and local food and cook at home. Avoid eating a lot of processed food.
There are five tastes that are related to the internal organs. They are: sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty. Different internal organs relate to different flavours. For the sake of long-term health sometimes we have to give up some enjoyment. If we follow our taste to decide what to eat, this might not be good for the health. For example, if I have diabetes, then I’d better give up eating sweets even if it is my favourite taste.
Internal organ Taste
Behind the stomach is a large gland the pancreas. It plays an essential role in converting food to energy and is a critical controller of blood sugar levels. The pancreas is related to the 3rd Chakra – the Navel Chakra which corresponds to the digestive system and solar plexus.
The Sanskrit name for the Navel Chakra is Maṇipūra which means city of jewels. The world is full of temptation. Protect our Self from temptation with conscience. In the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Ali Baba enjoys the treasure from the 40 thieves’ secret cave. But, his elder brother Cassim died because of greed. A tiny act will affect the quality of life. Things happen not just because of one or two day’s effect. It will show the result after long-term accumulation. To attain health is the same, balance the diet by eating rainbow coloured foods, and also eat different flavoured foods.