Author: By Terje Ellingsen
When we use the five senses that were gifted to us as we experience our minds in a physical environment, we could be forgiven for thinking that everything is quite separate. I once remember visiting London's Planetarium many years ago. It described the universe in as much detail that the science of the day would allow. However, the phrase used by the narrator to help describe how closely we are connected, will forever be imprinted on my mind. She said simply: "Break everything down and you will realise that we are all stardust." It goes much further than this and the following articles may help to give an insight into understanding just how closely we are interconnected with everything. In our book "The Meadow" there is a phrase used by one of the characters which neatly sums this up. This is MULTI-DIMENSIONAL INTERCONNECTEDNESS. -- Mike O'Hare
Living in Harmony
By Terje Ellingsen
Living in harmony means physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Harmonic living means to sense the inter-connectedness with all creation, and realizing our potential as happy, healthy and fulfilled individuals. It means listening to the wisdom within.
Living a harmonic life means living it every day, not only now and then sitting isolated from the world, doing a religious contemplation, away from the pressures of ordinary life or some withdrawing from what is felt difficult and dangerous. Although we need some periods in isolation far away from the everyday life's turbulence, we must learn how to live a harmonic life whatever we do, whichever situation we are in.
Today's fast-paced life brings with it large amounts of stress. Some researchers report that the proportion of workers who were feeling highly stressed at work more than doubled from 1985 to 1990. Stress at the workplace is estimated to cost U.S. industry $300 billion annually and 60-80% of industrial accidents are due to stress. One thing is changing the environment so that such stress is not likely to occur. Another and much more powerful way is to change ourselves to better cope with stressful situations and live a harmonic life even when the situation normally would cause stress.
We know from recent research that stress plays a significant role in cardiovascular disease, cancer, gastrointestinal, skin, neurological and emotional disorders, as well as lots of disorders associated with immune system disturbances, ranging from the common cold and herpes, to arthritis, cancer, and even AIDS.
What you need to do to live a harmonic life is to build in periods of retreats where you can step away from your everyday life and reassess and re-evaluate how you are conducting your life. This will help you to be fully in the present with an open heart and gradually feel a more harmonic way of living.
If you are able to set aside at least half an hour a day doing meditation you can gradually experience a harmonic life included a real sense of joy and peace.
Terje Brooks Ellingsen is a writer and internet publisher. He runs the website [http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/]1st-Self_Improvement.net. Terje is a Sociologist who enjoys contributing to the personal growth and happiness of others. He tries to accomplish this by writing about self improvement issues from his own experience and knowledge. For example, [http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/self_esteem_improvement.htm]living in harmony with yourself as well as [http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/stop_smoking.htm]meditation and other quit smoking methods.
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THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.