Serene Introspection

Serene introspection - the positive effects of honest reflection that stem from the application of serenity within oneself, changing what one can and accepting what one cannot, resulting in growth as an individual and recognizing the role one plays in their own life. A growth and recovery blog.

I think when something hurts us it is always meant for our growth. In some cases that may be that it’s time to move away from a person or situation. In some cases it might be we need to re-examine ourselves or our relationships. Maybe it’s just about not taking things personally. Sometimes it might be all of the above. There is always a step to be taken that can bring higher peace, if you allow it. ‘Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.’ There is always a gift. Often we have to give it to ourselves. But those are the best ones.

—Erin Brown (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)

THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF HEALTH
1. Clean, fresh air
2. Pure water
3. Foods for which we are biologically designed
4. Sufficient sleep
5. Rest and relaxation
6. Vigorous activity
7. Emotional poise and stability
8. Sunshine and natural light
9. Comfortable temperature
10. Peace, harmony, serenity, and tranquility
11. Human touch
12. Thought, cognition, and meditation
13. Friendships and companionship
14. Gregariousness (social relationships, community)
15. Love and appreciation
16. Play and recreation
17. Pleasant environment
18. Amusement and entertainment
19. Sense of humor, mirth and merriment
20. Security of life and its means
21. Inspiration, motivation, purpose, and commitment
22. Creative, useful work (pursuit of interest)
23. Self-control and self-mastery
24. Individual sovereignty
25. Expression of reproductive instincts
26. Satisfaction of the aesthetic senses
27. Self-confidence
28. Positive self image
29. Internal and external cleanliness
30. Smiles
31. Music and all other arts
32. Biophilia (love of nature)

—The 80/10/10 Diet, Dr. Douglas N. Graham (via coyotegold)

(Source: plantsnotpants, via liquid-diamonds-flowing)