Desperate times do not require desperate measures, they require stronger faith.
Are you ready for Easter?
It will soon arrive, in a flash!
Did you know your brain responds to words in ways that affect your experiences of the world?
For example, most of us relate Easter to the Easter bunny or candy.
Using words that do not cause harm to others can help protect them from trauma.
We have all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
But is that true?
There has been a lot of research into the power of words.
And the answer to that is no.
A person’s choice of language can affect not only how another person feels but how they perceive events around them.
Word use may even influence the experience of physical pain.
What people know about certain words, including when they are commonly used, also changes how people think about other words.
Positive verbal affirmations or good words can lift people up.
Encouragement can improve physical performance.
Words can also cause harm.
Childhood bullying, verbal abuse in domestic relationships, and even word choice by medical professionals can lead to emotional challenges.
When you are faced with hurtful words, you can take steps to keep yourself safe.
That can involve setting boundaries or seeking help and support from a mental health professional.
This week we will continue over from last week on how words affect our health.
So, let us start with the word –FAITH.
Faith is believing something is true without having to see real proof.
In fact, sometimes faith is believing something is true regardless of what real proof shows.
If you have faith in a person, and it looks as though this person has done something wrong or you hear gossip about it, you will not believe it until you hear it directly from them.
Faith is tied to trust.
You cannot have faith without trust or trust without faith.
What is the difference between having faith and wishing?
When you wish, you hope things will get better.
But you may not believe they will.
When you have faith, you believe things will get better.
And you look for opportunities to make that happen.
Think of the statements:
I wish you the best versus I have faith that you will succeed.
Which is more confident?
Do not just wish; have one hundred percent faith!
It is hard sometimes not to be afraid.
But it is much harder always to live in fear.
Faith means believing something is true, sometimes without any proof at all.
Have faith in yourself and the proof will follow.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
DEEP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAND CANYON, the Colorado River rushes through with powerful energy.
For years, the river carved its way through, forming one of the most stunning sights on Earth.
Rivers change things because they flow, even when it means breaking down hard surfaces.
If you are feeling resistance, be like a river and allow life to flow by letting go of the need to control.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Dan and I have started back bouncing and walking to Walk at Home YouTube.
It is always important to change your routine around you but continue keeping a healthy lifestyle.
For us, that may be walking through a park, walking in a mall, or going to the gym and just staying home, bouncing, and walking to Walk at Home with YouTube.
This also includes daily meditation and twice a week Tai Chi.
If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.
Until Wednesday, with affirmations, prayer and meditation; use what works best to frame in your mind that yes, yes, great things will happen for you. Then set off in the direction that feels right. One step, one move, one day at a time.
DAN AND I WISH YOU A WONDERFUL EASTER WEEK.