Contributed By Helen Chin Lui, Owner of The Healing Place
Ignoring or even lack of awareness of our body’s signals usually cause more burden and stress which can result in the sacrifice of daily exercising, we end up overeating, or finding ourselves with too many items left unaccomplished at the end of a day thus re-creating the negative behavior cycle! The joy we know diminishes and we don’t know how to get it back.
We KNOW when we are uncomfortable, but most of the times we do not know why or we just ignore the messages. Out of frustration, we feel anger, nervousness or numb.
Some people resort to eating, drinking, or other activities that are destructive to their bodies. For comfort we look for temporarily escape from these uncomfortable feelings through destructive behavior.
Instead of turning inward, some people will lash out at other, funneling negative feelings towards their family members and friends. Over time, such angry and bitter emotions turn negative state of mind -
*thinking about how you got cheated out of something in life *how you wished you follow your instincts and not made that wrong decision *how your children did not turn out the way you expected them to *how your spouse became ill or died too young or ran off with your best friend *how you were laid off after giving your company years of services
When this happens, is there anything to question as to why you are so mad and angry; why you can’t sleep; how you find yourself reliving the same scenes over and over in your mind. After replaying the same old negative thoughts, it almost guarantees those negative thoughts become seeds that will manifest into illnesses. Have you been aware of your thoughts? Are they negative? Are you blaming someone?