3 Key Things to Understand About the Law of Attraction — Human Performance Psychology

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3 Key Things to Understand About the Law of Attraction — Human Performance Psychology

Cannabis Holiday

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The World Celebrates 4/20

April 20th marks the international cannabis celebration day where people all over the world light up to appreciate the substance known as marijuana. 4/20 is based on the the story of five California high school students who would meet at 4:20 pm to consume marijuana back in 1971. Ever since then, 4/20 has been code for “smoking weed” in the cannabis culture. Marijuana is unique because no other drug involves such a worldwide appreciation for everything related to a substance.

I guess if you consider St. Patty’s day a worldwide appreciation for alcohol, but it’s still not the same as marijuana. Marijuana is unique because it’s just starting to become legalized. Part of the allure with marijuana has been its consumption while still classified as a schedule I drug under U.S. federal law. This makes smoking the drug and partaking in activities surrounding it much more exciting and stimulating than alcohol.

What also makes marijuana exciting is that the celebration of 4/20 is unique because people are cheering for its liberation; they want to be able to be in that intoxicated state of mind without worrying about “the cops” busting them. Marijuana is known for providing a very relaxing high that is not often associated with violence or indecent behavior; people want to prove a point on 4/20 that marijuana should be legalized and consumed in peace.

While there are many consequences to getting involved with marijuana as a teenager and even as an adult, that’s not the point of 4/20. This holiday is more about appreciating the substance and the culture surrounding it. Marijuana is associated with humor and fun activities because the high makes the user interpret many ordinary events as funny; hence, why many who smoke it end up giggling and laughing out loud.

There are many positive things related to marijuana:

  • It makes spending time with friends fun and enjoyable
  • It makes activities more fun and enjoyable
  • It enhances the senses making food taste better, music sound better and sexual activities feel better
  • It increases introspection, allowing you to go deeper within yourself
  • It enhances sleep and appetite
  • It makes you think outside the box and appreciate newfound knowledge

. . . and the list goes on. I am not here to promote the use of marijuana as I know very well that there are many potential mental adverse effects, but I do appreciate the positives associated with it, such as the points provided in the list above as well as the culture associated with marijuana. Every person is different regarding their relationship with substances and each individual should come up with their own conclusion as to whether they should indulge.

What are your thoughts on marijuana and 4/20?

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Not Everything Is About Work

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Music, Exercise And Meditation

With so much pressure placed on us by modern-day society to earn money and make something out of yourself, it can become very stressful rather quickly. Before the coronavirus hit, most people can attest to the fact that they were running around like chickens with no heads, back and forth from home to work. Now that things have drastically slowed down due to social distancing, it’s time to unwind and appreciate relaxation.

Extremes are never good; social distancing is too much relaxation while working without a break is stressful and potentially harmful to your mental health. You have to learn to find the happy medium. Part of maintaining excellent mental health is learning how to efficiently relax during your down time; some people are awful at relaxing!

While relaxation is different for everybody, you don’t want to be the person who is awful at relaxing. These people find relaxation boring, often complaining that they have nothing to do. The problem is that when they go to work, they also complain that all they do is work and have no life; this is a self-dug hole.

What I like to do during my time off is listen to music. Something relaxing such as classical music or something exciting such as trance helps my mind disconnect from reality; believe me that it helps to do so! Music also sparks my dreams and feeds my ambitions and desires because it helps me imagine what I want and where I want to be in the near future. If music is not part of your relaxation, I highly suggest that you try incorporating it into your life.

Exercising is another great past time of mine when I have time off to relax. Something like running in the park or going to the gym to work out (when the gym used to be open) makes me feel good. Exercising helps reset your mind and makes you feel physically healthy; mentally, you feel refreshed and good about yourself. Definitely start exercising; this is a no brainer!

Lastly, I enjoy meditation. This is more challenging because it really takes a lot of strength and patience to completely relax and absolutely do nothing but just be. I don’t meditate for longer than 15-20 minutes at a time; it’s very difficult to do so. The key to meditation is that you want to prolong your sessions as much as you can; the longer the session, the deeper you can go within yourself. Meditation is something I recommend you start doing today!

What do you enjoy doing when you are relaxing?

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Good Friday

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Jesus Was Crucified And Risen Back To Life

The Son of God who is named Jesus Christ continues to watch over us from heaven; what and where heaven is we do not know. We just know from the bible that Jesus is seated at the right side of God and watching over humanity. We have to be thankful that we are observing Good Friday with everything that is going on in the world; thanking God and Christ should be something that you should be doing right now.

People who used to be Christians but abandoned their faith have stated that they prayed for years and never saw any results. In return, they gave up their faith in God and went back to relying on humanity for answers. The problem is that humanity will give you answers that will make some sort of sense to you, but they will not be the answers that will bring you true spiritual happiness.

It’s very easy to become satisfied with humanity’s answers because we are human; we rely on logic and what our senses can detect. When people try to apply logic and reason with God, they become disappointed rather quickly. God does not interact with us through logic and reason; if He did, then everything would make sense.

God interacts with us through the Holy Ghost; this can be felt within you if you are close to God. Not everyone can truly say that they feel it, but you’ll know when you do. You’ll feel peaceful inside and this feeling will last with you as long as you continue to live within your true self, as well as continue to worship God and seek to improve your relationship with Him.

The beautiful thing about the Holy Ghost is that it can be given to you if you seek it with good intentions. But you must first interact with God and open up your heart to Him, even though he already knows everything about you and more. Giving yourself to God is putting Him before yourself and your family. Remember that if it weren’t for Him, you wouldn’t have a family in the first place.

We are all sitting here rightfully worrying about the coronavirus and its impact on humanity, but we have to remind ourselves that God is present with us during these evil times. He sees everything and knew this was going to happen before we were even born; God is all knowing because He is the creator! So don’t worry too much about all of these worldly events. If you have your faith set on God, then as a child of His, you will continue to gain confidence and march on in peace.

May God bless everyone on this Good Friday and may Jesus Christ return and save us all on Judgement Day. Amen!

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Holy Thursday

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Thanking God For Our Blessings

For everyone who knows God knows that He is all loving and wants nothing but the best for us. But we have to remember from the bible that God informs us that He is not of this world; therefore, if our hearts are with God, our goal is to live for Him and not for what happens in this world. It is important to have goals and aspirations but to also remember that they are only earthly accomplishments at the end of the day.

Many of us get lost into our worldly affairs only to forget that our hearts really belong with the creator. But some of you may ask, “If God cares for us, then why did he allow COVID-19 to destroy so many peoples’ lives?” Again, God works in mysterious ways and we do not know why things happen the way that they do; we just have to trust the process if our love is truly with Him.

But you also have to remember that God gave Satan power to rule Earth. In the bible, Jesus is tested by God by having to spend 40 days and nights in the desert without food or water. During this treacherous journey, Satan makes an appearance and tries to tempt Jesus to put God to the test by turning rocks into bread.

Satan also brings Jesus to the highest point of a mountain and tells him, “Bow down and worship me and I will give you all the kingdoms of the world!” Jesus refuses to follow Satan and in return, Satan gives up and leaves Jesus. This is what we are going through on a daily basis, whether you believe in God or not; Satan is out here tempting us because if goodness exists, then so must evilness.

You have to understand that there are many questions that remain unanswered in this world. God did not create us in order to provide us with these answers; if he had, then we would have known them already. But that’s where Satan comes in; the prince of darkness who tricked Adam and Eve into eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge!

Satan is willing to offer you secret knowledge about Earth and the universe as well as provide you with riches, but only if you worship him; in other others, selling your soul to the devil! For Satan, he loses nothing by offering humans riches but gains everything by obtaining your soul; for obtaining your soul is Satan’s way of rebelling against God by stealing one of his children away from him.

So don’t let Satan kidnap you from our father. God wants us to defeat this test of life and return back to Him in heaven where we all came from. But because Adam and Eve failed to listen to God when He warned them not to eat from the tree of knowledge, sin was created and we now have to pay our dues in return. But in this long and challenging process called life, we have to continue having faith in God, accepting his Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, following the ten commandments and living as good human beings.

Let us thank God for our blessings on this Holy Thursday, “Thank you God that we are healthy, prosperous and still alive during these hard times. Please continue to bless us and everyone in need. Amen!”

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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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The Splinter In Your Mind: Why You’re Not Happy With Your Life

Do you ever sit back and wonder why other people are living these extraordinary lives such as traveling the world, waking up at 10 am every day, having a personal chef cooking them meals and basically feeling like they’re on top of the world? These people have done something differently than you have: they’ve learned to step out of their comfort zone. That’s what you need to start doing too!

Many of us are not content with our lives because we feel like something is missing. We wake up every day and to a certain extent, repeat the same activities over and over again. Today you might do something slightly different than yesterday, but tomorrow it’s likely that you’ll go back to square one. No matter what you change, it always feels like you’re not making progress.

Do you ever wonder why? It’s because you’re not really making a change; you’re not stepping out of your comfort zone. You’ve programmed your life to remain stationary and safe because doing otherwise would be a threat to your security. But we need threats to our security in order to expand ourselves.

Sometimes it feels like if you do the opposite of what your mind tells you, you’ll end up with more satisfactory results; it’s contradictory but sometimes proves to be right. What do I mean by this? Well, you’ve programmed your mind to believe in certain things and to perform certain actions that make you feel comfortable; anything otherwise is a threat to your comfort level.

But if you try doing the opposite of what you’re used to doing every once in a while, you’ll start to gain newfound confidence and feel like a breath of fresh air. That’s because your mind wants new experiences and situations, but it’s you who is holding yourself back. If your mind didn’t want new experiences, you wouldn’t be having the annoying internal battle that often feels like there’s a splinter in your mind.

The only way to retrieve that splinter and discard it for good is by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new places and things. You’ll find that it’s quite difficult at first because you lack the power to do it, but the more that you practice it, the easier it will become. The first step is finding the desire within you to change your life; once you find that, you’ll head onto the right track to improving your current situation.

That’s the difference between you and the people who have personal chefs cooking them meals.

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Believing With All Your Might

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Believing Is A Lifestyle

I’m sure many of you have heard it a thousand times, “Believe it and you will achieve it.” Well . . . it’s not quite that easy. Sitting around on a random day and just believing that you’ll become a millionaire is not going to do much. Believing is a lifestyle. You have to practice it every day, multiple times a day until you’re sick of believing! Believing with all your might is required for things to come true.

In the bible, we’re taught by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to believe with all our heart and mind and that whatever we ask in prayer will come true. Many people will say, “Dr. Sinu! I’ve tried believing my entire life and nothing has ever manifested!” And then you gave up I take it? You see, believing requires a change in your personality.

This change involves persistence, stamina and the refusal to accept anything less. If you lack these traits, you are at a disadvantage because you are prone to giving up on your beliefs and settling for mediocracy. You have to understand something and this is not meant to scare you: you almost have to become delusional in your beliefs in order to see them manifest into your life.

But delusional in a good way; not the pathological kind that is known as delusional disorder. Being delusional in your beliefs is another way of saying, “Believe what it is that you want to believe to the point that others would tell you that it’s impossible.” And believing is not a one time sit-down session where you meditate and believe for 10 minutes and expect results in return.

Believing is a lifestyle. You must breath, sleep and eat beliefs all day, every single day, rain or shine. You must visualize with feelings in your mind, seeing yourself in your mind’s eye what you want to be doing and feeling it as if it were your current reality. It’s difficult to do that every day but it will pay off in the future with enough persistence.

I never knew that I would become a doctor until I turned 20 and not even then did I know that I would one day be in residency practicing psychiatry! I thought that I was going to end up in Hollywood as an actor or screenwriter, even though I still would like to accomplish these goals one day! But I got my mind right and set myself up to stay on one path only until it became a reality!

I never knew that I would one day start a blog called “Defeating Stigma Mindfully” and interact with people all over the world! But one day as I was sitting in my bedroom, I stumbled across WordPress and the rest was history. My point is that you can accomplish whatever you want!

You just got to have the dreams, vision, ambition and work ethic and actually set out to accomplish your goals!

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Your Dreams Rock

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You Are A Rock Star

With more time on our hands because of the virus that has decided to take a world tour, we have no excuse but to dream bigger and work towards making our dreams a reality. Utilize this free time as an opportunity to grow and plan out your future; no time should be wasted. Life always throws you opportunities for improvement, even if it’s during deadly times.

In other words, do not sit idly at home waiting for evilness to pass away; it never will. The coronavirus is just a small piece of the arsenal when it comes to Satan and his army; unfortunately he took out one of his more powerful weapons this time. But casually sitting around complaining about how your world has changed for the worse is not doing you any good.

Did you know that you are a rock star? We all are. But we have to start thinking like a rock star, believing like a rock star, dreaming like a rock star and eventually living like a rock star. No worldly event, no matter how negative and evil it may be, should be holding you back from progressing in life.

And it all starts with your dreams! Are you waking up every day believing that this will be the day that you will accomplish X, Y, and Z? If you are not, then you aren’t thinking like a rock star. You must feed your drive and motivation the minute that you wake up, no matter how pissed off you are and no matter how unfortunate your current circumstances are.

You can’t allow your environment to make you its slave; you will not allow that to happen! You have to learn to put yourself in a position of power where you are the one controlling your environment and this does not mean controlling others; you never want to control others. You want to be a leader, not a boss. Bosses tell people what to do; leaders show people how to do it!

So start dreaming and living like a rock star and watch your success and happiness skyrocket. And when you start demonstrating leadership qualities, people will start to respect and follow you to learn more from your awesome ways! This is the rock star mentality that you need to start adopting today.

Together we can and we will!

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Finding Refuge In The Park

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Forest Fuel: Nature Heals My Mental Health

If it’s not work then it’s being at home. If it’s not being at home, then it’s being stuck within your mind while at home. It’s fair to say that most people would agree that life has dramatically changed within the last couple of months and certainly not for the better. It sometimes feels like we have become prisoners to our own home; the rooms feel like they are closing in on us more every day.

But it’s our mind that is closing in on us. We start to become inpatient when spending so much time in the house: activities become repetitive, the news is getting old and going “virtual” is not at all exciting. The fact that we’ve reached a point in time that our government is telling us to stay home is quite worrisome.

They keep emphasizing “social distancing” repeatedly like we’re little kids who do not comprehend the first time around. But there is a reason that many of us do not comprehend social distancing and that’s because we are losing our mind by staying indoors all day. But one gem that remains available is our parks!

Finding refuge in the park is no exaggeration. It provides a calm and relaxing environment where we can sit on benches, jog on trails, walk on grass and converse with friends and family. Now that mother nature has rewarded us with the beauty of Spring, the park has become an even more pleasant place to retreat during this coronavirus pandemic.

The park is like a reset of your mental health throughout the day. Whether you are still working or casually relaxing within the comforts of your home, the park provides a beautiful opportunity to relieve your stress and connect with nature. Putting all medications aside, nature is still one of the best healers of mental health!

It helps you leave your hole which you call your “home” and allows you to release your thoughts into the wild, allowing the trees to scatter them away into the distance. The park welcomes you with a big hug provided by the sun rays and wind streams brushing away from the trees and on towards you; the park engulfs you with mental comfort!

If you are feeling sad and lonely during this COVID-19 catastrophe, remember that you are not alone! We all are. But don’t be afraid to leave your home and find a park to help heal your mental health. Don’t remain in your house for endless days at a time; you are ripping your mental health apart by doing that.

Let’s consciously connect together in the park!

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The Irresponsibility Of The Mainstream Media

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People Laughing In The Streets

No one is denying the impact that the coronavirus is having on our society. Over 400 deaths in the United States alone and thousands overseas, COVID-19 has earned its place in the history books. But the media has also earned its place in the history books for the paranoia that it has been instilling in people’s minds. The irresponsibility of the media needs to stop before the next generation of journalists come into power.

So what exactly is irresponsible about the mainstream media? The panic that they are contributing to. Rather than comforting the millions of viewers who are sitting at home in tears, not knowing how they will pay their next month’s bills, they continue to provide us with 24/7 news on how deadly this virus is and how we should all practice “social distancing.

What is portrayed in the media does not match what can be observed in the streets. And why is that? Because people are slowly losing interest in what they have to say. Take a look for yourself at what you can see in the streets: people are casually walking their dogs, families are strolling in parks, friends are smoking cigarettes and laughing, food vendors are in good spirits and selling Halal, etc.

Should we mention all the spring breakers partying on the beaches of Florida and the west coasters getting high and exercising on the beaches of sunny California? This is not meant to deny the importance of social distancing; we should continue to listen to our leaders and health officials on the recommendations of dealing with the coronavirus.

But it would be nice if the media did not secretly care so much about headlines and numbers, and rather report some positive news from time to time. Talking about COVID-19 24/7 is promoting paranoia, anxiety, substance use and depression in the population; people are also committing suicide! If this is not irresponsibility than I don’t know what is.

This is not meant to bash the mainstream media with the intent of hating. We here at The DSM Ready Community do not slide on hate; love is our passion. Our goal is to work with the mainstream media and help them realize that we the people want positive and honest news that does not scare us 24/7. I’m sure they can find a way of delivering other news that does not focus on the coronavirus all the time.

Only by focusing on various positive topics in the news, will people more effectively recover from this traumatic COVID experience and get on with their lives again.

Together we will!

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