This article was originally called, "Why You Should Help If Your Neighbor's House Is On Fire," which more accurately reflects the premise that we continue being supportive to others even while reaching for our own goals - but that was way too long a title.
Self-exploration is personal by nature, so we could not all possibly agree on what we are. We can agree, however, that it’s a good time to stop seeing ourselves and the world in such surface level ways. And to stop simply believing everything we’ve been told is our reality. See for yourself. Look for yourself. Live for yourself. Learn for yourself.
Why is it so hard to trust that once we've done everything we can do to resolve a situation, even if we put it down and walk away from it for a while, it will still be okay? The problem is, we have Selective Faith.
There seems to be a misconception that relationships are only supposed to end if interest is lost or the love is gone. It is obvious it's over in those cases and breaking up is a no-brainer. But what about those times when the love is still there?
The physical benefits of the deep inhale and exhale are that it will slow the heart rate and allow more oxygen to the brain which will naturally put you more at ease. As the mind is focused on the breathing pattern, it does not have as much time to wander on to self-defeating thoughts or ideas that would create more anxiety.
Wouldn’t we like to be at a place in our development where no matter what happens around us we are able to maintain a state of peace and balance? This is a possibility for us, through knowing who we are, what we are capable of and devoting ourselves to a daily practice of prayer and meditation.