Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
It is the last week of March and Dan, and I are getting ready for April.
Plus, today is our grandson Jonah’s birthday, which he is turning the big five.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE
So, today I thought of starting a series that was briefly mentioned in past posts; words and how important they play in our everyday lives.
Words can change your mood.
You can take any word and turn it into something related to your health.
Today, let us focus primarily on the word – LOVE.
Love means, I accept you as you are; exactly as you are.
It does not mean you are perfect, but it does mean every single thing about you is a hundred percent acceptable.
Many things are even more than acceptable, they are wonderful!
But there is absolutely nothing you need to change to become lovable.
The moments you believe these things about yourself, you have found true love.
You are then open to sharing it with another person who feels the same way.
Continuing the posts from last week on the illusion of control.
How do you cope with the Illusion of control?
For Dan and I, we learned that everyone is susceptible to this illusion, but there are also things that you can do to lessen its effects and make more deliberate, accurate judgments and decisions.
We have found out that there are a few strategies that can help.
Try using an outside perspective!
Instead of only depending on your own thinking, consider information from the external world that might play a role in the outcome.
For example, are your own actions likely to have an effect, or are there other influences that are going to also play a significant role?
Taking a moment to consider those other influences may put your own role in a more realistic perspective.
Try to think scientifically!
In a 2015 study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers suggested that scientific thinking was the best way to avoid falling for the illusion of control.
People can reduce erroneous beliefs about causality and control to make better judgments by thinking through situations more scientifically.
Why not seek other people’s opinions!'
If you are concerned that you are assuming too much personal responsibility to influence the outcome of something in your life, consider asking others for their opinions.
This can be a great way to gain some outside perspective and consider other causal factors that you perhaps had not thought about.
While illusory control often centers on positive outcomes, these beliefs sometimes focus on avoiding negative outcomes.
For example, not walking under a ladder is a superstition rooted in the idea that a person can prevent bad luck by not engaging in a specific behavior.
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.
THE WIND IS A POWERFUL FORCE, strong enough to change a landscape.
With the help of the wind, sand dunes form and shift.
The wind also reminds us that things are constantly changing and that being adaptable is the best way to survive.
If we resist, we are only pushing against a force that will eventually move.
Suspend the urge to stay put and allow yourself to be moved wherever you are designed to go.
Welcome ease into your life by releasing 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.
Until Tuesday, love is natural. When we do not act out of love, it goes against our very nature.
That choice results in emotional, mental, and even physical pain.
Love heals the pain that was caused by its absence. Always act out of love.