Sunday, March 28, 2010

Unit 5 Blog: Subtle Mind and Spiritual Wellness

1) Comparing the loving kindness exercise to the subtle mind exercise was hard. Both exercises aided in relaxation using focus points and deep breathing to help keep the focus and relax. On the other hand, in contrast the loving kindness exercise was a lot easier to follow, easier to keep the focus with, and was about finding love within your self and love for others. The subtle mind exercise was about training the mind to focus and tune into the deeper mind and release the mental chatter. I benefited from the training until it got to the part where the CD was messed up and had a lot of static. Could not focus with this noise being present. It became very frustrating. I tried multiple times and ended with the same result.

2) Mental and physical wellness is just part of the wholeness one can obtain. Spiritual wellness is a major ingredient for one to come into integral health and wellness. Spiritual wellness helps one open the mind and find their inner self with loving, kindness, and spirituality with a "great one". With this principle being in one's life, mental and physical well-being can prosper and grow. While taking this course, I have learned the importance of each one of the ingredients involved in human flourishing and integral health. Like in one of the past blog post, we had to look at how we graded ourselves in each, I realized how much I was lacking spiritually. Knowing this has aided me in setting goals and priorities. I have now added some of the interventions into my daily routine and have began to flourish. I have noticed that the mood swings, irritability, headaches, and blood pressure has decreased significantly, while the physical wellness has increased. By this, I mean that I feel like a stronger person mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually with my inner self and outer self.


  1. Hello Chancy,
    I am sorry to hear that you experienced some frustrations while doing the very recent meditation technique. I thought that the goal of meditation was overcoming any kind of frustration or anxiety. I am glad to hear that the meditation your headaches had disappeared. Please keep the good work up!

  2. This is me, Barbie!. I posted the last comments.

  3. Hi Chancey,

    Very nice informative blog post loving kindness exercise was difficult for me too so I can understand. I believe that both deal with the mind because how can you find love within your self with out digging deeper. Digging would require the mind to begin to work to open up your deep mental though process. This was a great exercise it really helped me to dig deep into my mind

  4. Hello Chancey,
    Well done!. I really thank you for sharing your insights and experiences this week. It was fun discovering the different steps of the mental fitness practice. Keep it up.
    Best regards,

  5. Hi Chancey,

    I had the same experience with the Subtle mind meditation. It is very difficult, but I think that just goes to show us just how much mental chatter we really have.

    I laughed out loud when I read your frustration with the static on the CD. Mine did the same thing, and it actually startled me!