Points covered in this episode:
This is a behind-the-scenes conversation we recorded for our Patrons, but it turned out so well we thought we should share it as a podcast episode too, so you can get a feel for what we’re sharing on our Patreon.
Listen in for a discussion on some of our favorite teachings from Ayurveda and the Mind: The healing of consciousness by Dr. David Frawley.
Changing our lifestyle to support mental peace
Our very way of life breeds unhappiness. We have an active and turbulent culture in which there is little peace or contentment.
The importance of mental nourishment
The mind is a subtle organ, whose health depends upon its ability to extract nourishment from the environment.
Air in the mind, an Ayurvedic perspective on Anxiety
Vata’s excess of air causes instability and agitation in the mind, which results in excessive thinking or worrying and makes our problems appear worse than they really are.
Keeping good company
Ayurvedic psychology emphasizes right association to ensure psychological well-being. We should always be careful to keep ourselves in the right company. We should associate with those individuals who elevate us, who bring peace and keep our minds cool and calm. We should keep ourselves distant from those who drag us down, who agitate and overheat our minds and nerves. We must be most careful about who we associate with on an intimate
We are not our mind
When we speak of “my mind,” we are defining the mind as an object that belongs to us and not as ourselves.
A compassionate view of the mind and an opportunity for healing
Ayurveda looks upon someone suffering from a psychological problem not as a bad or disturbed person, but as someone who does not understand how to use the mind properly.
We hope you enjoyed this conversation and invite you to join us on our Patreon for more, along with our Guided Meditations and Tapping Sessions.
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