Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Getting Back In Rhythm : Sleep Cure many Diseases



Sleep Cure


Do you wake up feeling groggy


or fatigued? If so, there’s a high

chance that you have screwed

your biological clock

Factors affecting

production of serotonin

and melatonin
 
 
State of pineal gland
 
 
Both melatonin and serotonin are

produced by a pea-sized gland situated

deep in our brain – the pineal gland,

which is photosensitive and responds

to sunrise and sunset. Calcification of

the pineal gland affects its ability to

produce both serotonin and melatonin

effectively. Regular consumption of

caffeine, alcohol, sugar and smoking,

sodium fluoride found in toothpaste

and processed food as well as radiation

from electronic devices all contribute

to calcification of the pineal gland.

When this happens, melatonin levels go

down. This results in sleep problems as

well as a weaker immune system.
 

Electromagnetic field (EMF)

of the environment
 
 
EMF radiation has the ability to

determine how our cells respond

to their environment. Low levels of

EMF exposure of as low as 50-60

Hz (common range for household

appliance) have shown to hinder

the production of melatonin and

prevent cells from taking in melatonin

produced. When cells are exposed to

EMFs, they react as they would to any

“enemy” threatening them and harden

their outer walls. This in turn holds all

toxins, including free radicals, inside the

cells and prevents nutrients, as well as

melatonin from entering. If the assault

of EMFs is continuous, the cells will

eventually die and make the tissue or

organ susceptible to the take-over of

malignant cancer cells.
 
 
Noon
 
 
12:00
 
 
14:30
 
 
02:00 00:00




04:30
 
 
06:45

07:30

08:30

09:00

10:00
 
 
22:30
 
 
MIDNIGHT
 
 
Deepest

sleep

Lowest body

temperature

Sharpest rise in

blood pressure

Melatonin

secretion stops

Bowel

movement

likely

Highest

testosterone

secretion

High alertness
 
 
Melatonin
 
 
• Synchroniser of
 
biological clock,

regulates our sleepwake

cycle
 
• Acts as antioxidant,
 
helps to absorb harmful

free radicals and boost

immune system.
 
Circ adian

rhythm
 
 
Sleep Better!
 
 
Keep all electrical appliances and wireless

devices away from your bed
 
 
Beware that cell phones and WI-FI are not the only

EMF sources you need to be cautious of. Most

electronics will generate EMFs, including the wiring

in your home, electric alarm clocks and lamps. Blue

light from electronic devices also suppresses the

production of melatonin in your pineal gland.
 
 
Ensure that the room is dark.
 
 
The darker it is, the better you will sleep. Use heavy

curtains/shades to block light from windows, or

use a eye mask to cover your eyes! The Energia

Therapeutic Eye mask is excellent for frequent

travelers to overcome jet lag as it stimulates the

pineal gland to respond to sunrise and sunset in

the country. The constant blood and energy flow

around the eyes is able to naturally relieve dry,

watery, red and tired eyes without using eye drops.
 
 
Choose the right pillow!
 
 
Choose a therapeutic pillow that can help to

decalcify your pineal gland and respond to

sunrise and sunset. The Energia pillow boosts the

production of serotonin, providing you with energy

and clarity of mind in the day, and melatonin at

night to enhance the quality of sleep. The Energia

pillow also helps to clear blocked meridians, and

the effects are similar to those of accupunture on

the head, neck and shoulder – providing relief for

headaches, migraines, stiff necks and shoulders.
 
 
Wearing socks may just be the key!
 
 
Warming your feet up with socks causes your blood

vessels to dilate, which can signal to the brain that

it’s time to doze off – the more the blood vessels in

the feet and hands dilate, the faster you fall asleep.

Wearing energy socks can improve your blood

circulation and prevent leg cramps and improve

numbness, tiredness and swollen ankles.
 
 
Exposure
to light
Spending long days in an office away
from natural light, for example, can
impact your daytime wakefulness and
make your brain sleepy. Far Infrared
Rays (FIR) are the invisible rays of
natural sunlight that have the longest
wavelength. They activate the pineal
gland and stimulate production of both
serotonin and melatonin. Furthermore,
FIRs decalcify the pineal gland, allowing
it to respond to both sunrise and
sunset.. 20 minutes of sunshine daily
would produce a good measure of
melatonin for a good night’s sleep.
 
 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Most Complete and Usable Online Curriculums in The Law of Attraction

So what challenge will you take?


Start a new business? Share your hidden talent? Transform your body?
There is no goal too big or too small, as this is Your Challenge, Your Dream!
Any category is accepted, any challenge is open and you will be able to track your progress online.
So, Stop Making Excuses! And Start Living Your Passion!


What this program does for you is life changing. As Step-By-Step you will quickly learn how to apply these ideas, and you will start to manifest everything you have ever dreamed of. 
 
I am not saying that this will give you riches overnight. But if you follow this program, and apply the things you'll learn... Your Life Will Change.

If you wish to secure a desired results, then you will need to know how the Law of Attraction works, and how to comply with it. And when you do, the desired results will be produced.

This Law is at work at all times.....


And as you think, you create the conditions you will experience in your life.
The trouble is that most people create their experiences by default. They think about what they do not want, and relentlessly the Law of Attraction brings them more and more of this unwanted experience.
To change your reality, you must understand the Law of Attraction, and recognize that Thought is not only the creator, but is the only creator there is.

Unlock the Power of You, and you will discover what you need to do to 'Raise Your Vibration' and get the Law of Attraction to finally work in your favor.  You will see the positive change in your life.

Let's makes it clear that the law is not a personal development tool you can use the right way or wrong way; it's a profound statement of how energy works in the universe. It has to do with paying attention, recognizing where you are, and aggressively striving for what you want. It is all about passion, vison, and purpose.
A very clear process for creating abundance and happiness in life; a process that involves the following:

Getting a clear vision for your life

Tapping into the power of your passions

Living your life by design

Forceful, passionate, and down-to-earth,

provides concrete advice for taking control of your life and getting the things you want.
The best investment you can ever make in your life is in yourself.

Change your vibration.

If you have tried to apply the Law of Attraction, you have probably used techniques like visualizations, and the chances are, you've only had limited successes with this type of method.

It's not that visualizations don't work, it's just that using visualizations when you are faced with a largely unwanted reality is almost impossible, and unless you change the way you think and feel about your current reality, your visualizations will never significantly work.

And then share these successful principles with others, I just had to find the answers first.


I understood that I were trying to figure out everything for myself rather than letting the Universe handle it for me. I stopped ‘trying’ and in essence, asked the Universe for direction.

No matter where the universe seemed to take me, or how far ‘off path’ the signs seemed, I trusted and followed.

This process led me to fully understand how working with the Law Of Attraction takes trust, intuition and a willingness to receive direction from the universe.

Practical, grounded and myth-free approach.

How the universe listens to how you feel and responds with the same energy.  How you can use your feelings to manifest what you desire in life.

Understand how all people can live the lives of their dreams.
Style of teaching is based on offering practical, usable information. Aware of the fact that many people do not understand more than the basics of the Law Of Attraction, which may lead them to experience doubts and misunderstandings when trying to use it.



 Keen to help people become more creative, versatile thinkers who understand what would truly make them happy in life and help them to learn how to achieve those goals.
Understand that we will all, at some point, experience limiting, unhelpful beliefs and gain a unique perspective on how people may be holding themselves back from the lives that they claim to desire.

Let me emphasize here that working with the Law Of Attraction is all about understanding how energy is at work in our universe and seeing how you can have a more direct influence on that energy.
 
 ‘Energy attracts like energy’.  That the ‘Universe is energy which vibrates at various frequencies and that this energy attracts to vibrations of a similar energy’, meaning that whatever energy we give off to the Universe, is what we will receive from the Universe.

Understand that the Law of Attraction is not something you ‘switch on’ – it is happening all the time, irrespective of your awareness and that turning into vibrational resonance will help you attract what you actually want.  It really is possible for people to pursue all of their passions and systematically attract everything that they desire.

 My journey from debt to massive abundance serves as a concrete reminder that anything one might want to achieve is always within reach.


 Teach you how to tap into the full power of manifestation, giving you the tools and techniques that you need to transform your life.
To be exact, there are 7 transformations you can expect when using this program:
What you attract,
what chases you away,
your finances,
your relationships,
your health,
your energy, and ultimately,
your happiness.

Focus on teaching you how to use these techniques to receive abundance and wealth in all aspects of your life.



 


Monday, December 3, 2018

Knees Pain Cured

Ms. Gu, who lives in Sonjiang District, Shanghai does this movement every day.

Ms.Gu : " I can swing one leg for 1,200 times. Basically, I can swing two legs for 2,400 times. Basically, I can finish it in 40 minutes."

Swinging the leg like this , she can swing each leg for 1,200 times. She can leave all other things not done, except this one.

Ms.Gu; " When I was traveling, while waiting for the coach on the side of the road, before the coach came, I want to take this opportunity to swing my legs for few times. As long I have the chance, I will do this movement several times.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Food Labels

 Most Misleading Food Labels


Healthy or just hype?
                   
food-labels                          
 
Have you ever picked one grocery item over another because of the health claims on the label? You may have been duped. That’s because terms like fat free or all natural are often slapped on a food item that may not be healthy at all.

Frustrated? You’re not alone. Nearly 59% of consumers have a hard time understanding nutrition labels, according to a Nielsen survey.

Here's our list of the 16 most common—and most misleading phrases—manufacturers use on food, with advice on how to look past the hype to make smarter supermarket choices.
 
All natural
                   
chicken-grocery                         
 
Don’t be fooled, all natural doesn’t mean all that much. The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t define it, although food makers won’t get in trouble as long as so-labeled food doesn’t contain added colors, artificial flavors, or “synthetic substances.”

That means there’s room for interpretation.

So a food labeled natural may contain preservatives or be injected with sodium, in the case of raw chicken. “Some natural products will have high fructose corn syrup and companies will argue that since it comes from corn, it’s healthy,” says Stephan Gardner, director of litigation at the Center of Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). “Well, that isn’t true.”
 
Multigrain
                   
whole-wheat-bread                       
 
When shopping for healthy bread and crackers, look for the words whole grain or 100% whole wheat. It’s not enough if it says multigrain or made with whole grain.

Whole grains, (which include popcorn, brown rice, and oatmeal), have more fiber and other nutrients than those that have been refined, a process that strips away the healthiest portions of the grain.

And don’t go by color alone: Some darker breads or crackers have caramel coloring and are no healthier than highly refined white breads. For a list of ingredient to keep on your radar, check out The Whole Grain Council’s helpful chart.
 
 The Whole Grains Council has created an official packaging symbol called the Whole Grain Stamp that helps consumers find real whole grain products. The Stamp started to appear on store shelves in mid-2005 and is becoming more widespread every day.

The Whole Grain Stamp makes it easy

With the Whole Grain Stamp, finding three servings of whole grains is easy: Pick three foods with the 100% Stamp or six foods with ANY Whole Grain Stamp.
The 100% Stamp assures you that a food contains a full serving or more of whole grain in each labeled serving and that ALL the grain is whole grain, while the 50%+ Stamp and the Basic Stamp appear on products containing at least half a serving of whole grain per labeled serving.

But what if there is no Stamp?

Until the Whole Grain Stamp is on all foods, how can consumers know if a product is whole grain?

First, check the package label. Many whole grain products not yet using the Stamp will list the grams of whole grain somewhere on the package, or say something like “100% whole wheat.” You can trust these statements. But be skeptical if you see the words “whole grain” without more details, such as “crackers made with whole grain.” The product may contain only miniscule amounts of whole grains.

Words you may see on packagesWhat they mean
  • whole grain [name of grain]
  • whole wheat
  • whole [other grain]
  • stoneground whole [grain]
  • brown rice
  • oats, oatmeal (including old-fashioned oatmeal, instant oatmeal)
  • wheatberries
YES — Contains all parts of the grain, so you’re getting all the nutrients of the whole grain.
 
YES — Contains all parts of the grain, so you’re getting all the nutrients of the whole grain.
  • wheat
  • semolina
  • durum wheat
  • organic flour
  • stoneground
  • multigrain (may describe several whole grains or several refined grains, or a mix of both)
MAYBE — These words are accurate descriptions of the package contents, but because some parts of the grain MAY be missing, you are likely missing the benefits of whole grains. When in doubt, don’t trust these words!
 
MAYBE — These words are accurate descriptions of the package contents, but because some parts of the grain MAY be missing, you are likely missing the benefits of whole grains. When in doubt, don’t trust these words!
  • enriched flour
  • wheat flour
  • degerminated (on corn meal)
  • bran
  • wheat germ
NO — These words never describe whole grains.
 
NO — These words never describe whole grains.



Note that words like “wheat,” “durum,” and “multigrain” can (and do) appear on good whole grain foods, too. None of these words alone guarantees whether a product is whole grain or refined grain, so look for the word “whole” and follow the other advice here.

Check the list of ingredients

If the first ingredient listed contains the word “whole” (such as “whole wheat flour” or “whole oats”), it is likely – but not guaranteed – that the product is predominantly whole grain. If there are two grain ingredients and only the second ingredient listed is a whole grain, the product may contain as little as 1% or as much as 49% whole grain (in other words, it could contain a little bit of whole grain, or nearly half).

Multiple grains get even trickier

If there are several grain ingredients, the situation gets more complex. For instance, let’s say a “multi-grain bread” is 30% refined flour and 70% whole grain. But the whole grains are split between several different grains, and each whole grain comprises less than 30% of the total.
The ingredients might read “Enriched white flour, whole wheat, whole oat flour, whole cornmeal and whole millet” and you would NOT be able to tell from the label whether the whole grains make up 70% of the product or 7% of the product. That’s why we created the Whole Grain Stamp program.

Fiber is not reliable

Fiber varies from grain to grain, ranging from 3.5% in rice to over 15% in barley and bulgur. What’s more, high-fiber products sometimes contain bran or other added fiber without actually having much if any whole grain.
Both fiber and whole grains have been shown to have health benefits. But they’re not interchangeable. So checking the fiber on a label is not a very reliable way to guess whether a product is truly whole grain.

No sugar added
                   
juicy-juice-no-sugar                         
 
If you’re concerned about calories and carbs (maybe because you have diabetes or are trying to prevent it), you may toss no sugar added products in your grocery cart.

But foods, including fruit, milk, cereals, and vegetables naturally contain sugar. So although these products may not have added sugar they still may contain natural sugars. And no sugar added products still may contain added ingredients like maltodextrin, a carbohydrate.

Carbohydrates—which can be simple sugars or more complex starches—raise blood sugar, and no sugar added doesn’t mean a product is calorie- or carbohydrate-free.
 
Sugar free
                   
oreo-sugar-free                          
Sugar free doesn’t mean a product has fewer calories than the regular version; it may have more. (Although food makers are supposed to tell you if a product isn’t low-cal). Sugar-free products have less than 0.5 grams of sugars per serving, but they still contain calories and carbohydrates from other sources.

These products often contain sugar alcohols, which are lower in calories (roughly 2 calories per gram, compared to 4 per gram for sugar), but compare labels to see if the sugar-free version is any better than the regular version. (Common sugar alcohols are mannitol, xylitol, or sorbitol).

Caution: Sugar alcohols can cause diarrhea so don’t consume a lot in one sitting.
 
Zero trans fat 
                   
hydrogenated-oil                         
 
Trans fat is bad for your heart, and the ideal intake is zero. But products that say no trans fat can actually contain less than 0.5 grams per serving.

“If a product says 0 trans fat on it, it isn’t actually at zero,” says Gardner. “If the consumer were to have two servings, then you would get a good amount added to your diet.”

Check for words on the ingredient list such as hydrogenated oils and shortening, which mean trans fat is still present. There are some products that are more likely to contain trans fat than others.
 
Immunity boosters
                   
airborne-immune-system                         
 
Companies can use words like immunity blend or supports the immune system if a product contains certain vitamins, but such words are sometimes used to give an aura of health to a product that may or may not deserve it.

In general, companies must walk a fine line here. If they make medical claims, it can trigger intense scrutiny from the FDA and the federal trade commission.

In 2008, the company that makes the vitamin product Airborne agreed to settle a $23.3 million class-action lawsuit. The product's label said it could "boost the immune system" and was marketed as a way to prevent colds without sufficient evidence that it worked.
 
Free range
                   
free-range-eggs                         
Although a food label may say free range chicken, don’t assume your bird was scampering around outside Farmer Brown’s barn.

Although the US Department of Agriculture does define the words free range, there are no requirements for the amount, duration, and quality of outdoor access.

“What it’s supposed to mean is that they are out running in a field,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, nutrition expert and author of Read It, Before You Eat It. (click for book review)  “But what it really means is they just have exposure to the outdoors.”
 
Fat free
                    
chocolate-chip-cookies                         
 
This is a notoriously misleading label. When the dangers of saturated and trans fat became clear, the market was flooded with products that touted their fat-free status. The problem? They sometimes contained nearly as many calories as full-fat versions.

“Just because it says it’s fat-free, doesn’t mean you get a free ride,” says Taub-Dix. “Packages could say it’s fat free, but be loaded with sugar, and sugar-free products could be loaded with fat.”

Check the label for calorie content, and compare it to the full-fat version.
 
Light
                   
light-olive-oil                         
 
A food label may say a product, such as olive oil, is light, but manufacturers have been known to use the term to refer to the flavor rather than the ingredients.

“The flavor might be lighter, but you aren’t saving one calorie,” says Taub-Dix. “The wording on light products can be confusing for consumers, but it is important to read the nutritional facts.”

To be considered a light product, the fat content has to be 50% less than the amount found in comparable products.
 
Gluten free
                    
gluten-free                        
 
Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat or rye and it can wreak havoc on the health of those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Gluten-free products are becoming easier to find, which is great for those with gluten intolerance. For everyone else though, there’s no advantage to buying them. In fact, gluten-free whole grains may have less fiber than the regular version.

“Unless you have metabolic problems, gluten-free products don’t help you lose weight and are not necessarily good for you,” says Taub-Dix. “But because it’s a buzz word, it’s put on packages.”
 
Made with real fruit
                   
fruit-roll-ups                         
 
Products that claim to be made with real fruit may not contain very much at all, or none of the type pictured on the box.

While companies must list the amount of nutrients they contain, such as fat and cholesterol, they do not have to disclose the percentage of ingredients, such as fruits and whole grain, according to CSPI.

In 2012, a California woman filed a class-action lawsuit over Fruit Roll-Ups, which contain "pears from concentrate" and no strawberries (in the case of the strawberry flavor).
 
 
Lightly sweetened
                   
cereal-sugar-label                         
 
Although the FDA has definitions for terms like reduced sugar, no added sugar, and sugar free, companies sometimes come up with marketing lingo that is, well, just made up.

One of those terms is lightly sweetened, which isn’t defined by the FDA.

“Whether Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size is “lightly sweetened” should be determined by federal rules, not the marketing executives of a manufacturer,” according to a CSPI report from 2010.
 
Cholesterol free
                   
cholesterol-label                         
 
Cholesterol free doesn’t mean, literally, no cholesterol. Cholesterol-free products must contain less than 2 mg per serving while low-cholesterol products contain 20 mg or less per serving. Foods that say reduced or less cholesterol need to have at least 25% less than comparable products.

Cholesterol is made by the liver, so only animal products like meat, dairy, eggs, and butter can contain it. If a plant-based product (such as corn oil) touts its cholesterol-free status, there’s no benefit compared to other vegetable oils, which also don’t contain it.

(The American Heart Association recommends people consume less than 300 mg of cholesterol daily.)
 
Organic
                   
organic-banana                       
 
While organic was once a bit like the term all natural—open to interpretation—that’s no longer true. If a product has a USDA label that says organic, 95% or more of the ingredients must have been grown or processed without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides (among other standards).

A label that says made with organic ingredients must have a minimum of 70% all ingredients that meet the standard.

Keep in mid that organic is not synonymous with healthy. In fact, it may be anything but. Organic food can still be packed in fat, calories, and sugar. “Companies like to add magnetic words on products to make you think it’s healthy,” says Taub-Dix.
 
Two percent milk
one-percent-milk                         
 
Two percent milk sounds great—it’s such a low number! What most people don’t realize is that whole milk contains only 3.25% fat.

So 2% milk contain less fat than regular milk, but not that much. It isn’t technically considered low fat; only 1% milk and fat free (also called skim milk, which has less than 0.5% fat) meet that standard.

Two percent milk may say reduced fat however, because it has at least 25% less fat than regular milk. But the American Heart Association and other health experts recommend that adults choose 1% or fat free over other types of milk.
 
Omega-3 fatty acids
                   
omega-oil-fish                         
 
Omega-3 fatty acids come in three main types: Eicosapentaenoic (EPA), docosahexaenoic (DHA) and a type called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which doesn’t have the proven benefit for the heart as EPA and DHA.

Some foods are higher in ALA, such as flax seeds, than EPA and DHA. Eggs may contain omega-3 if chickens are fed flax seed or fish oil, but are not considered to have a heart health benefit because of their cholesterol and saturated fat content.

“If you are looking for a good helping of omega-3, stick to fish and seaweed products,” says Gardner. “Products will sprinkle flax on their food just to slap the omega-3 label on the front.”
 
Serving size
ice-cream-serving-size                      
 
Food manufacturers can be tricky with serving sizes. To make a product look low in fat or calories, they may list information based on a tiny, unrealistic serving size.

And FDA recommendations on serving size, the Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC) index, tend to be outdated, based on eating habits of decades past. For example, the RACC for ice cream is a half-cup, or one scoop—a lot less than what most people now eat in one sitting. For example, a pint of ice cream would be considered to have four half-cup servings, a buzz kill for those of us who could eat the whole thing in one sitting.

If you are a two-or-more scoop kind of person, double, triple, or quadruple the label’s calorie and fat information as needed.
 
 
 

Making Peace of Mind the Foundation of Your Life

Making Peace of Mind the Foundation of Your Life

why peace of mind is the A of life, not the Z of life, and explains the true meaning of being peaceful


What is peace? People say that sitting on the mountain and meditating is peace. Somebody else may drink alcohol and become very peaceful and so on. Whenever your ego is satisfied, you are very peaceful. Wherever you go, in that place, if people are willing to support and boost your ego, in that place you are very peaceful. Only in those places where your ego takes a thrashing, that is where you are not peaceful, isn't it?

If you have to go and sit on a mountain to be peaceful, that peace is not yours, maybe it is the mountain. When you come down you will have the same problems again. Any fool can be peaceful on the mountain because you are there only for three days. If you live there for three years, you will have problems there too. Vacations are generally very short – which is a good thing. If you stay there a little longer, you will realize even that does not work. Because it is very brief, before you can create new problems you are back in your old problems. So people shouldn’t complain about the shortness of their vacation.

Generally in the world, when people talk about peace of mind, it is only about somehow making their ego comfortable. Instead of being in a disturbed state, they wish to be comfortable. But the very process of trying to make your ego comfortable is the whole process of discomfort also. The more a person tries to be peaceful, he only loses his peace and goes off track. A person who is trying to be peaceful will never actually be peaceful. Just the reverse of this process will happen.
Peace is not something that you create; peace is not something that happens. Peace is something that always is.

Generally, the peace that you achieve is only about making yourself comfortable. When you look at the mountains, you are peaceful. Suddenly an elephant rushes out of the forest straight towards you — all your peace disappears. This peace is of no great significance. It is better to be disturbed because if you are disturbed, at least you will search. If you become peaceful you only become complacent. Complacence is the greatest enemy. Disturbance is not your enemy. Your complacence is the greatest enemy and this kind of peace will create only complacence.

Peace can also come out of achievement. When you have achieved something you feel very satisfied. You feel like you are complete, a whole being. This lasts just for a moment. This feeling of wholeness is not really wholeness. When your wishes are fulfilled, when your ambitions are fulfilled, or when everything is right for you, when the situation around you is comfortable for your ego and your body, these are the times when you feel peaceful generally. But this peace is not peace. Peace means nothingness. Peace is not something that you create; peace is not something that happens. Peace is something that always is. What happens on the surface is disturbance.

This is just like the ocean. On the surface of the ocean you will see waves, tremendous turbulence and turmoil going on. But if you go deep down, it is perfectly peaceful. The fundamental quality of existence is always peace.

Peace of mind is

the “A” of life

Right now, most human beings think that having peace of mind is the highest goal in their life. Such people will only rest in peace. Even your dog sits peacefully if you give him enough food. Maybe he is not blissed out but at least he is peaceful. That state is considered as the highest by most human beings on this planet – including the so-called spiritual people. They say peace is the highest goal. Peace is not the highest goal. If you want to enjoy your dinner today, you must be peaceful. If you want to enjoy your family, your work, or your walk in the park, you have to be peaceful. Peace is the A of life, not the Z of life. It is the most fundamental thing. If you don’t have anything else, at least you must be peaceful.
Peacefulness is being projected as the highest thing because when someone has a disturbed mind, peace will be the highest goal in their perspective.
 
Peacefulness is being projected as the highest thing because when someone has a disturbed mind, peace will be the highest goal in their perspective. Whatever you are deprived of, that becomes the highest thing in your life.

When I was in Israel some time ago, I was taken to a restaurant where a dinner was arranged. There are different types of restaurants. Some restaurants are known for good food. Some are famous for their ambience. But some are famous for the conversation that happens there. In Tel Aviv, this was the restaurant which was supposed to have the most intellectual conversations.

People started coming in and one person said “Shalom” to me. I said “Namaste” and asked, “What does Shalom mean?” He replied, “This is the highest way of greeting. It means peace.” I said, “Why is peace the highest way of greeting?” For me, peace is not the highest way of greeting. Maybe if you are born in the Middle East, peace is the highest way of greeting because every day you see so much happening around you. If people are dying in your neighborhood, you will definitely think peace is the highest way of living. But if everything is peaceful around you, you are looking for some excitement.

To be peaceful is definitely not the ultimate goal because only if you are peaceful and joyful will your body and mind work at their best – and that is the basic parameter for your success and efficiency in the world. Your efficiency and your productivity is not dependent on your desire to do something, it is dependent on your capability. Your capability is impaired when you are in some state of unhappiness, frustration or depression. So, if you are interested in productivity, the first and foremost thing is to create a pleasant basis for yourself, that to be peaceful and joyful is not an issue for you. It does not depend on anything – this is how you are. Now, your body and mind will work at their best, and you can effortlessly create what you want to create.