Our rituals do a lot for us.
Whether it is your morning ritual, afternoon or night-time ritual there is something behind them.
Rituals performed after experiencing loss, can help to #alleviategrief .
Tearing up a losing lottery ticket, changing your golf glove after a bad round, or “never” wearing that hat again after a bad day. The ritual of a funeral or celebration of life provides a great deal of closure for the loss of a loved one (human or pet).
Rituals performed before huge tasks have been proven to reduce anxiety and increase confidence. #MichaelJordan wore his North Carolina practice shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform every game. @attackathletics -
Many of our rituals are subconscious and we don’t even realize we are doing them.
Recent studies by psychologists have revealed that rituals can have a positive causal impact on people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
As you go through your day, be mindful about what rituals you follow, why you follow them, and how they might just be helping you.
Rituals help us build confidence in ourselves.
They are a form of #selflove .
Every time you care for yourself by doing your ritual you become stronger and more rooted in #selfbelief
My morning ritual:
Room temp or warm water with an organic lemon, 1 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt and a dash of cayenne pepper.
2-3 minutes of (all the way) cold at the end of my shower
> 20 Minutes meditation
In Tantric tradition ( as in yoga as well ) mind is “Antahkarana” means inner tool. Or instrument of inner perception. .
It has four aspects or functions.
1. Manas ( thought )
2. Chitta ( memory or storage )
3. Buddhi ( intellect )
4. Ahamkara ( ego )
Although separate and distinct they correlate to each other in a magnificent way, so it’s hard to differentiate between them. Thus they appear as a composite whole which we commonly refer to as the mind. .
Manas is the thought and counter thought. In order to think, manas drawers information through the 5 senses. After which it makes an extremely quick assessment of this information which it then stores in the “chitta” as memory. .
Then an understanding of this information is derived through the discriminatory powers of the “buddhi” ( intellect) .
Finally the information is identified in relation to the individual ego through the medium of “ahamkara” (ego) and there by mind arrives at the conclusion. .
But the speed of this is so fast, hence it’s hard to distinguish between these mind tools. .
Mind is a fascinating tool to work on and to work with. But it’s nature is to run wild, untamed.The only way to refine the receptivity of the mind or “antahkarana” is with Dhaarana ( concentration ) and Dhyaan ( Meditation )