By Dr. Krishna Bhatta
Mindfulness is one of three key principles that can increase your happiness and positivity in these difficult times. Mindfulness can take many forms.
While I was preparing to perform prostate surgery on one of my cancer patients, this patient made a request. He asked me to read a book by Norman Vincent Peale called “Positive Imaging” before going into surgery. It was an unusual request, but it seemed like a good book, so I agreed.
A week before the procedure, he had practiced the steps we would take on that eventful day. Each day, he would lie down and imagine that he was on the surgical table where I would perform the procedure and that everything was going well.
In this period of silence and visualization, one can create for themselves their reality. That is the power of positive imaging. From giving a good presentation, doing well on a test, or acing an interview, positive imaging helps to create a successful outcome.
Since December 2019, we’ve experienced many changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. New variants seem to appear every day, and the debate is still in the air as to how this will all end. One term we hear is the “new normal.” I think the best definition of a “new normal” would be a world that prioritizes happiness and positivity.
Understanding and practicing three principles is key to being a happy and positive human being. These principles are:
- High-energy living
- Peaceful co-existence
Mindfulness Involves “Intermittent Silence,” Spending Time with Yourself
One of the core principles of mindfulness is what I call “Intermittent Silence,” which means spending time with yourself. The idea is to give your brain a rest for ten minutes a day. Because your brain is working all the time, we are used to overthinking, overeating, and overspending.
The simple steps consist of closing your mouth and eyes and engaging in silent listening. It may be more challenging than it appears, but it is incredible once you get the hang of it and commit to the regular practice of intermittent silence. Even when stress or chaos appears, you will feel that silence inside of you, as it helps you weather the inevitable emotional storms. Slowly the peace you feel in those ten minutes a day will start to work its way into your everyday life.
Relaxx App Can Help With Mindfulness
One way to experience intermittent silence is through an app I’ve created called Relaxx, which provides excellent guidance and support for this journey. Relaxx encourages people to practice at the same time and the same place as often as possible. This consistent practice will take the user to the point that they will notice a difference in their meditation quality. With daily practice, the ultimate goal will be to carry that peace to provide strength in chaos, bringing a noticeable change to real-life situations which should reflect at work and home, with an all-around better performance and improved relationships.
With Relaxx, you go to sleep and come out refreshed. It helps you go through meditation and come out energized and able to spread peace. It opens the door to all deeper mediations and enhances your awareness of everything around you.
Learn to Channel Your Energy in a World Prone to Burnout and Fatigue
The second principle is high-energy living. It is more important than ever to conserve and channel our energy in a world prone to burnout and fatigue.
Meditation is an effective method for conserving and channeling energy. Incorporating mindfulness, intermittent silence, and regular meditation into your daily routine will allow you to preserve and channel your energy.
It’s essential to surround yourself with people who fuel your energy and not deplete it. We all know those energy vampires who drain your inner resources. Choose to surround yourself with people who energize your spirit.
Spending time in nature is another vital tool lost in our busy world. Immersing yourself in nature each day, either by going for a walk, being in the sun, standing near a tree, or with animals, is an energizing and delightful way to connect to joy.
Taking these first steps in creating a new habit of peace and happiness may seem intimidating but is achievable with practice. While brushing your teeth, making your bed, or doing dishes, creating moments of mindfulness will have long-lasting benefits.
Dedicating even five minutes a day to this new normal will help create new habits that will make greater peace and happiness within and in your relationships with others. In practicing these steps, just like my patient and I practiced the positive outcome of his surgery, you will find joy in your journey to living a higher energy life filled with happiness and positivity.
About Dr. Krishna Bhatta
Krishna Bhatta is an author, surgeon, and inventor, currently practicing as chief of urology at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Bhatta began his life in a small Indian village, attended Patna Medical College in India, and continued his education in the U.K. He completed his research and medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before settling down in Maine. Dr. Bhatta takes joy in sharing what he has learned and earnestly hopes to further the spiritual discoveries of generations to come. He dreams of a world where eastern wisdom and western discoveries embrace each other to make the world a better place.
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About Relaxx App
Relaxx’s goal is to bring material change to the people of the world by connecting their inner flame with their daily routine. With tools, techniques, content, and an application, we can affect change in people’s lives immediately, helping companies and families around the world; the world needs us more than ever Dr. Krishna Bhatta is the founder of Relaxx App. The app has a number of great features including mindfulness, intermittent silence, and meditation to help people sleep, relax, prevent stress and burnout, stay calm, and become more in tune with nature. Relaxx’s vision is to become the world’s destination for mindfulness, intermittent silence™, meditation, and consciousness. In reality, that translates to being the world’s destination for wellness. It’s a portable guru, a portable peace and positivity companion. The Relaxx app is available for both Apple and Android devices.