One of the gifts we are given in life is the ability to explore our thoughts and expand our reasoning powers. To better understand how we think and more importantly why we perceive things to be how they are is extremely powerful.
To do this with conviction we have to accept certain things that our emotions bring into play, these are born from different experiences which have been built up layer after layer throughout our lives.
For instance, the acceptance that it is alright to cry can be a breakthrough on its own, because pent up emotions like grief or anger can act like a pressure cooker and with no safety valve, something has to give and it always does and often when you least expect it.
It can take one tiny trigger to release this stored energy and often it is not directly associated with the original problem. This can make it difficult for family or friends to understand where a sudden outburst of emotion has come from which sometimes compounds the problem further, and creates “a nobody understands me” feeling.
It can be as easy as saying I allow myself to feel upset or afraid or lonely. Allowing your-self this freedom from inside is kind of like releasing the safety valve slowly.
It worked for me. I was once a child that had to grow up too quickly and in the end I became an adult who yearned to be a child. Essentially I became two different people in one body for a long time. I had an ultra serious side now seen through adult eyes, but inside I was breaking up with conflicting emotions. I still battle a little with that today, but the moment I allowed myself to express those feelings was the day I finally felt a breakthrough.
This enabled me to view the world in a different way, and no longer bound by chains that had no right to be there, I became far more interested in how others also perceived their world. I know now that we don’t all see it the same way.
Acceptance is a word that can bring so much change.
Positive v Negative
In life, it is important to avoid becoming caught up in the battle between positivity and negativity, while they both play a very important role in our lives and cannot be ignored, it is also true that all thought is energy but it is us that gives life to it. This is an important fact to remember. Our values exist and these should drive us forward and should be the core energy that creates our world.
It Could Happen to You
A common misperception is to look at issues like stress, panic attacks, anxiety and depression and think that they will never happen to ourselves. We do this because we don’t see small changes happening in our own behaviour in the same way we do in others.
Any or all of the above can work their way into our lives slowly and often under the radar. There is a danger to this, because small root problems can grow over time and establish themselves deep into the sub-conscious and quickly become part of our everyday lives. This then means that the root cause can often be difficult to locate and remove.
It pays to be able to understand the signs and causes. Overwhelming feelings of tiredness or worry can be normal of course but can also be the early signs of stress. Our bodies and minds all deal with stress in different ways but it is always damaging in the end if exposed to our systems for a long period.
It is normal to worry about certain things but when that worry starts to break up our sleep pattern or occupy our thoughts for large amounts of time then alarm bells should start to ring.
Stress, make no bones about it can be a killer and is not a problem that should be ignored. If you know someone who seems overly worried, panicky and showing other symptoms like losing sleep or appetite then they may well require help. Even allowing someone to talk freely can help elevate the problem although this is more of a reliever than an eradication of the root problem.
If left untapped then those symptoms generally get worse and we start to see small break downs in health or other mental areas. Anxiety or panic attacks often creep in and these themselves can be very debilitating and can be so restrictive to a person’s daily routine that they actually detract away from the root problem.
A lot of this can easily be avoided by understanding stress and learning how to control it when you inevitably encounter it.