By Tom Shadyac
This documentary film follows movie director Tom Shadyac and how he has a cycling accident that leaves him with concussion.
This progresses into a dark depression which can be common following such a trauma. What follows is Toms own personal journey as he looks at his life and how it has been focused on materialism, which brought no happiness to himself.
The film is full of Toms conversations with brilliant thought leaders and spiritual guides about what’s wrong with the world and how we can improve it and the way we live in it.
The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight
By Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann was featured in this week’s recommended movie ‘I Am’ and his book is as Neale Donald Walsh says ‘One of the most important books you will ever read in your life.’
A phenomenal book that combines spirituality with ecology and how our global civilisation is profoundly off course. He explains the ways of ancient tribal traditions as a means to reconnect with the world and offer a better future. An amazing book.
‘In the 24 hours since this time yesterday, over 200,000 acres of rainforest have been destroyed in the world. Fully 13 million tons of toxic chemicals have been released into our environment. Over 45,000 people have died of starvation, 38,000 of them children. And more than 130 plant or animal species have been driven to extinction by the actions of humans.’
– The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight
Saying of the week.
“Those who bring sunshine into
the lives of others cannot keep
it from themselves.”
– James M. Barrie
A question I got asked this week.
“Can you recommend some breathing exercises for anxiety and stress?”
I’ve spoken to a lot of people who are practising breathing exercises at the start or end of each day.
Although these are beneficial, it is important and even more beneficial to know how to breath during each day during your normal day and tasks. Because what’s happening is there is often only an awareness of how one breathes during the exercises and not the majority of the time throughout the day.
So in addition to any breathing exercises become aware of the following:– Breath in and out through your nose during the day and night. This is how we were intended to breath.
If you can retrain this you can expect better health, more focus, a much more relaxed state, less anxiety and mental clarity.
This will create slower and more controlled breaths that will coincide with a more relaxed and focused emotional and physical state.
At night, if you are a mouth breather, this retraining from mouth to nasal breathing, will result in less snoring, no sleep apnea and a far more restful and rejuvenating sleep.
Health will improve dramatically but this really takes some worth while effort to retrain the breathing.
Many people have benefited from nasal straps, which open the nostrils more.
You can purchase these from Amazon and the link is below.
At some point, many gently tape the mouth at night to encourage only nasal breathing but I would master nasal breathing during the day first before doing this.
If you still have trouble then see your doctor.
It is worth it because the health enhancing benefits of nose breathing are immense.
You don’t realise how the breathing process affects your health until you retrain the process.
If you need more details then please let me know.