The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.
CONTINUING ON A NEW SERIES, WHAT IS LIFE ABOUT AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? AND WHY DO WE EXIST? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Happy Tuesday and a countdown to some cooler weather, Autumn arrives in 10 days.
Yesterday we were blogging on, THE MEANING IN YOUR LIFE?
According to a study, you can find the meaning in your life by assessing three dimensions of your life.
Today Dan and I will be posting on the first one; PURPOSE.
This refers to the existence of your aims and goals.
It is guided by the belief that you are in this world to do something.
Therefore, think of your personal mission or purpose.
Is your purpose to spread love in your community?
Is your purpose to inspire others with your career?
Or maybe your purpose is to raise your children?
Having purpose and meaning in life increases overall well-being and life satisfaction, improves mental and physical health, enhances resiliency, enhances self-esteem, and decreases the chances of depression.
So, it should be noted that to be happy in life isn’t always enough, because happiness is a surge of emotions that does not last.
Instead, it’s more important to find and have meaning in life.
SEPTEMBER – 13th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about September that’s so significant during this month?
Positive Thinking Day – September 13, 2022
This is celebrated to highlight the rewards of positive thinking.
Positive Thinking Day is all about thinking positive thoughts.
It’s easy to be pessimistic and cynical about things, which is not entirely bad because it prepares you for the worst.
However, too much negativity can have an adverse impact on our emotional well-being.
Research says that you can prolong your life with happiness and optimism.
So, on Positive Thinking Day, and other days too, train yourself to see the bright side in every situation and keep a positive attitude always.
Positive Thinking Day was first celebrated in 2003.
An American entrepreneur came up with the idea of dedicating a day to positivity and positive thinking.
The only goal of the day is to have a positive attitude at all times.
Positive thinking reaps a lot of benefits.
Studies show that positive thinking is not just good for our emotional well-being, but also our mental health.
It has the power to reduce the risk of heart diseases, and alleviate stress and anxiety.
Studies have also shown that positive thinking can increase a person’s life span and keep them healthy for a longer period.
In fact, positive thinking is so crucial to your body, that it can help build immunity and resistance towards minor illnesses such as the common cold.
There are several different techniques and approaches that you can use to try and be more of a positive thinker.
One of the best ways to start thinking positively is by catching your thoughts and reframing them.
If you find yourself having a negative reaction to a situation, try to change your perspective.
Try to identify the reasons why you feel negatively towards the situation, and if you can, try to pick the positive outcomes of the same situation.
Talking to a friend who is going through something similar, or simply thinking out loud can help you find the positive in any situation.
Remember, the positives don’t have to be huge, monumental wins- just simple, small wins that uplift and encourage you.
A lot of small wins throughout the day will result in a positive attitude.
Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes; one quote and share with you.
A CONNECTION WITH ALL LIFE INCREASES OUR SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERY MOVE, EVERY ATTITUDE, ALLOWING US TO SEE CLEARLY THAT EACH SOUL DOES INDEED MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE WHOLE.
Today Dan and I will be continuing on the book; ten-minute relaxation, For mind and body by Jennie Harding.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are with you at all times; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy; meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; TASTE-
TASTES OF HISTORY AND TRADITION-
In these times of health-conscious eating and diets, it is perhaps surprising to discover how much the sense of taste has always been celebrated.
Even worshiped in countless cultures across the globe.
Food has always been used to make statements about power and wealth on a grand scale by kings and rulers.
But even those of simpler status make efforts to feast at important life events.
We still eat particular foods, linked to our individual cultures; to celebrate religious festivals and the key times of life like birth and marriages.
Taste is a way to celebrate the abundance of the earth.
As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to the findings that we all have our own blueprint.
Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.
Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the different ways through body, heart and soul.
It’s all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.
Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.
It’s important to know how it works!
Continuing on the subject that has it’s pro and con and that is; Immunization.
Dr Moskowitz considered all vaccinations distinctly dangerous, particularly the administration to infants of the pertussis vaccine (whooping cough), a procedure now abandoned in Germany, in regard to which he says:
Pertussis is also extremely variable clinically, ranging in severity from asymptomatic, mild, or inapparent infections which are quite common actually, to very rare cases in young infants less than five months of age, in which the mortality is said to reach 40 percent.
Indeed, the disease is rarely fatal or even that serious in children over a year old, and antibiotics have very little to do with the outcome.
A good deal of the pressure to immunize at the present time thus seems to be attributable to the higher death rate in very young infants, which has led to the terrifying practice of giving this most clearly dangerous of the vaccines to infants at two months of age, when their mother's milk would normally have protected them from all infections about as well as it can ever be done, and the effect on the still developing blood and nervous system could be catastrophic.
For all of these reasons, the practice of routine pertussis immunizations should be discontinued as quickly as possible and more studies done to assess and compensate the damage that it has already been done.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP 💤
Until Wednesday, experience is not what happens to you;
it is what you do with what happens to you.