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The Truth About How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body
Her life was in shambles, and her knee hurt like **. Did one pain have something to do with the other? Oh, yes, indeed.
By Elizabeth Gilbert
Back when I was 30, my life fell apart. My marriage collapsed, I sank into a depression, and I lost my home, money, and self-respect. I also blew out my knee.
I wish I could say I injured it climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or something, but no—it was nothing that exciting.
Here’s what happened: One afternoon, right in the middle of my God-awful divorce, I turned my head to look at something over my right shoulder, and suddenly my left knee...exploded.
The Gifts Of Pain
By Mary Cook, MA
The phrase “growing pains” suggests a paradoxical teaching from pain. We generally perceive pain as something to avoid, yet it is an unavoidable part of life. The more we wish to escape it, the more it grows. Whenever we can accept it and the lessons it brings, the greater gifts that follow.
Negative experiences give rise to feelings that usually demand greater attention than positive experiences, in an attempt to solicit healing and growth.
Just as physical wounds bleed, and this prompts us to take appropriate action, problems and pain are meant to motivate us toward constructive measures.
Self Help: Helping Others Help Themselves
By Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari
My heart’s first thought in serving all human beings is to release them from the crippling, self-created illusion of dependence. To my mind, no true help comes through charity, and no gift from outside can change the plight of the underprivileged.
Traditional charity involves a gift from one who has more than the one who receives it, which generates lower self-esteem and a sense of inadequacy in the receiver.
It leaves the receiver waiting for the next handout, more convinced than ever of his or her own powerlessness, and with the personal initiative required to move beyond poverty depleted.
The Power Of Laughter
By Maria Khalifé
Laughter is the best medicine. ~ Proverbs
Laughter is puzzling. We don’t know where it comes from, but we do know that we like it. Babies like to laugh; we like to laugh at them laughing, don’t we? We certainly don’t work to discover in a scholarly way what laughter is or the benefits of laughter.
We just enjoy the power of laughter and accept it as part of our life experience. We like it and when we haven’t experienced it for a while, we miss it. We feel so good after a good belly laugh that makes tears come out of our eyes.
Are You Addicted To Anxiety?
Learn How Not to be Addicted to Anxiety?
By Judith Orloff MD
Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components. The root meaning of the word anxiety is ‘to vex or trouble’; in either the absence or presence of psychological stress, anxiety can create feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness and dread.
Our world is in the midst of an emotional meltdown. As a psychiatrist, I’ve seen that many people are addicted to the adrenaline rush of anxiety, known as “the fight or flight response” and don’t know how to diffuse it.
Why Am I So Angry?
By Mary Cook, M.A., R.A.S.
When anger is our dominant emotion, we become addicted to its’ adrenalin high. Anger and adrenalin temporarily hide feelings of inadequacy, emptiness and despair, which make this a popular addiction.
Rushing thoughts, intense feelings and constant stimulus overload gives the illusion that we and our lives are important. This is the pretense of life where lust replaces love, mania replaces joy, and passing out replaces peace.
Yet hidden behind inadequacy is a yearning for present moment acceptance, open-mindedness and learning.
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