“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get,” complains the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. This, usually expressed in different terms, is a lament most of us can relate to on Mondays through Fridays. Tasks seem to all take longer than expected, interruptions are constant, and just when you need to speak to a colleague before being able to continue, he’s disappeared.
Some words are abstractions of a tangible thing, while others are abstractions of a state that is in itself an abstraction. Forcing precise meaning through so many layers is bound to lead to some confusion. In the case of the words “happy”, “content” and “euphoric”, we can easily figure out some kind of progression where one is in some sense more desirable than another, but the difference between “rich” and “wealthy” is much more subtle.
Probably upwards of 99% of people are experts at making excuses for not doing what they know they should – if not to others, then to themselves. Perhaps the best example of this is people not exercising because they “don’t have the opportunity.” As it happens, the busiest people regularly make time in their schedule for exercise and don’t skip a workout if there is any way to avoid it, and here’s why:
Everybody has experienced stress in their lives, especially at work. What many people fail to realize is that unexpected and unfortunate things are bound to happen, but stress, anxiety, anger, and discouragement are states of mind that are internal to ourselves. The first step to learning how to control our emotions is to make this distinction between circumstances outside of ourselves and possibly outside our control, and our inner lives, which all of us can more or less get a grip on.
The second thing to realize is that there is a difference between mind and consciousness. The mind is the whole movie, the entire painting; consciousness is the part we are watching or the detail we’re focusing on. Before we get into pointless and unanswerable questions like “Is my mind and I different things?”, let’s see what the practical benefits of meditation are.
Millions of men and women try for a baby each and every year only to find they are infertile. When that happens, a couple’s life can be shattered and it truly is devastating news. However, why is someone infertile? What are the causes of infertility and can they be reversed? Read on to find out more.
Long-Term Illness or a Past Illness
There are many reasons as to why someone might become infertile. One common reason is from a long-term illness. Illnesses such as cancer may prevent someone from being able to have a child depending on the treatment and severity of the condition. For example, ovarian cancer may result in the ovaries being removed or even in other such cancers, the radiation in which the person is exposed to can make them infertile. Cancer isn’t the only serious illness that might make someone unable to have a child. Some people who have had cancer are still able to have children but there are many others who cannot. It depends on the treatment and the exact illness. Continue reading