Episode 1 – Commitment Issues

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Hello everyone,

This is Tannaz Hosseinpour, and welcome to Weekly Minutes For Growth. Every week, for a few minutes, i will be discussing a topic of importance aimed at contributing to the development of both our work and personal lives. This week, we’ll be discussing commitment. A few months ago, I found myself in a situation where a few of my friends kept making plans with me only to cancel them last minute. Frustrated and quite frankly angry, I decided to seek the advice of my spiritual teacher. I am a firm believer that everything in life occurs to teach us a lesson. However, i couldn’t quite put my finger on what these cancellations meant. As soon as I explained the situation, my teacher responded ” Well they’re cancelling on you because you have commitment issues!”. My ego quickly responded ” but i never cancel any of my plans. i make an effort to always show up. I’m committed in my relationship and committed to my work”. To which my teacher responded ” how many times have you promised yourself you’ll go back to the gym and re start your work out regimen.” and that is when it hit me. All these events were happening to teach me the importance of committing to a plan, any and all plans, and all these external events would not stop until I applied the same logic to my own life, to every aspect of my own life. Ever since, I am much more mindful of my commitments and promises. So ask yourself this,  is any aspect of your life lacking commitment? If so, why is it happening and what can you do to change it? Because everyone and everything around us is there to help us grow. So how can their display of a lack of commitment help us fix ours?

Thank you for listening- Let me know what you think! Looking forward to next week’s discussion.

Love & Light, Tannaz Hosseinpour



Mind-Body Relationship

One of the first topics we learn about when studying meditation and yoga is the mind-body relationship. To summarize:

Each chakra corresponds to a specific nervous plexus, or cluster, of ganglionic neurons along the spinal cord pathway.

In the chakra system, these energy centres are the control nucleus of various body systems, similar to the western anatomy model.



Every move the body makes is relayed to the nervous system via the nerves, and according to the messages received in the brain or nervous centers (chakras), an appropriate response is then sent via motor nerves to the parts of the body resulting in subsequent action. In a nutshell, the central nervous system is always kept informed of all that is happening to and in the body.

Because of this relationship, it is very important to keep in mind the power of your mind and thoughts, as it can physically impact your body.

Easy steps you can take to enhance the level of your energy centres:

  • Make sure your space/environment is clean and organized
  • Write down positive affirmations and stick them around your house/office
  • Remove any items from your surroundings that trigger negative emotions such as anger, guilt or jealousy
  • Make a conscious decision to eat healthier meals, so you do not feel guilt afterwards
  • Be mindful of how your body feels when around certain people or places. Try to place yourself in situations where your energy level is highest.


By Tannaz Hp