Guns, weapons, explosives, and other forms of destruction are merely symptoms of a more primary and central culprit that is at the heart of violence in America - our most primitive instinct.
After I let go of my expectations and repress my frustration, I start enjoying the adventure. Isolation is not easily obtainable with the constant flow of information of the modern world. I read, uninterrupted by the phone, the swish of incoming emails, and the ring of messages on my smartphone.
Personal trainers have a mantra: Change creates change. So, regardless of our personal histories, each time we choose to change a behavior, it creates an opening within us to make other changes. To grow and expand in this way is the essence of living in discovery.
Here are some examples of mindfulness affirmations used when dealing with the discomfort of anxiety or worry. Try to recite these to yourself when you're walking, exercising, driving your car, or if you are so inclined, when you meditate. They really help.
This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.
"It's he or she who's willing to be the most uncomfortable can rise strong," says Brené Brown.
One of the five main personality traits that humans have -- and one of the biggest contributors to this compulsion -- is
Trying to shield others from our vulnerability is a disservice to ourselves and those around us. Being uncomfortable is a part of the human experience, and it's not something we should have to hide.