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.

Reframing a situation as a learning experience could help you feel better.

—(via psych-facts)

Nature also has the power to heal us. Most medicines are derived, directly or indirectly, from plants. But nature can heal us mentally, too. Scientific studies have shown that natural scenes can reduce stress and anxiety, and have a strong calming and restoring effect. In one experiment, patients recovering from surgery were divided into two groups. One group was put in rooms that overlooked a copse of trees, the others had a view of a plain brick wall. Those with the natural view recovered faster, had fewer complications, and needed fewer painkillers.

—Paul Harrison (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)