I recently wrote an article on mental health for the charity “Youth Mental Health Matters”, who work with young people in the UK. I hope this is useful for everyone’s mental health…
"Hey Adam, I am more aware of my own body than I ever was before. However, it somehow scares me. I discover unpleasantness that I did not even know existed. For example, as I come to the present, I feel pain and I hear this noise in my head (a tinnitus) ... It almost feels as if I am creating all this myself, maybe by becoming aware but being scared/resistant to what is. Is that possible? I am somehow disappointed in myself when I realise that I am not accepting the unpleasant sensations..."
Hope you’re well. If you have time, what is appropriate to tell 10 and 8 year old kids about our true nature?
Maybe you have already written about this. Do we have a true nature? Etc.
One of my kid’s often asks what happens to us after we die type questions and I say things like, maybe we return to our essence nature - spirit and she wants to know what do we do though, as spirit. I want to know too!
Questions like that I need help answering!
These days fear can get a bad name. Be fearless. Don’t be afraid. Fear holds you back. Fear is an illusion. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
If you make fear your enemy, you will always be in a battle with it. If you realise it is your friend, if you realise that its whole intention is actually to keep you safe and away from any possible pain, then suddenly fear becomes this energy that you realise is full of power. All that matters is our relationship to it...
Grounding is a great way to reconnect the energy of your body with the earth, and give your mind a rest from constant thinking. This meditation is ideal if you find it hard to fall asleep, if you want to wake up gently, or if you need a reconnection to some power during the day. Also great to let go of any stress...