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How Does Karma Affect Your Life?

Releasing Your Karma

Karma cannot be avoided. For most people, Karmic energy is returned with the same intensity with which it was generated. Depending on your previous actions, this could create happiness or suffering. Whatever happens, is the result of Karma being released, which, no matter how you view the situation, is a good thing and an opportunity for future growth. Vedanta say, “Nothing happens to you, it happens for you!”

Are you then doomed to a life of paying for past mistakes, interspersed by a few moments of pleasure? Not necessarily. By the quality of your current actions, Karma can be transformed, transmuted into a different form, or transcended completely. Here are eight practices that can help you increase the quality of your actions.

1. Make Conscious Choices

2. Forgive

3. Cultivate Gratitude

4. Look for Growth Opportunities

5. Learn from Astrology

6. Find an Enlightened Teacher

7. Discover Your Dharma

8. Meditate

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Foods linked to better brainpower – Harvard Health

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single almighty brain food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and chose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/foods-linked-to-better-brainpower

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Trusting the Intention to Trust Your Inner Intuition – Linda Graham

Intuition – the felt sense of direct knowing or insight – often gets downplayed in a Western culture that prizes rational, analytical thinking in decision making. But “trusting your gut” is a legitimate, time proven, (and increasingly evidenced based) way of sensing what’s about to happen or what needs to happen.

This post offers you a story and exercise from Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, not just to make better decisions, sometimes life-saving or life-changing ones, but to deepen your trust of yourself in making those decisions, trusting your own deep intuitive wisdom.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness

His major research interests have focused on mind/body interactions for healing, clinical applications of mindfulness meditation training, the effects of MBSR on the brain, on the immune system, and on healthy emotional expression while under stress; on healing (skin clearing rates) in people with psoriasis; on patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation; with prison inmates and staff; in multicultural settings; and on stress in various corporate settings and work environments. His work in the Stress Reduction Clinic was featured in Bill Moyers’ PBS Special, “Healing and the Mind” and in the book of the same title, as well as on Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and NPR. It has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions such as medicine, and psychology, health care and hospitals, schools, corporations, the legal profession, prisons, and professional sports.

https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/about-us/people/2-meet-our-faculty/kabat-zinn-profile/