Practice the Positive
Are you a positive person or a negative person? The answer to that question could be the answer to better health!
Do you begrudgingly undertake your every day tasks? Are you bitter and resentful towards others you interact with, or you hold negative feelings of jealousy, spite, malice, anger etc. toward others? This makes you a bitter, unpleasant and resentful person with a poor and unpleasant attitude.
Physically, the stress hormones you release when you act and think in such ways create negative energy. This in turn creates negative results in just about everything you do with everyone you know. Your body as well as your mind turn into battle zones when they should be a peaceful place where life improvements are free to create positive results.
Unfortunately, we live in times where there is an over-abundance of discord among us. Political discord, class warfare, government encouraged “suspicious activity” watching, racially motivated flash mobs, riots, protests, threats, etc. Society as a whole is becoming angry and that anger is being taken out on loved ones and strangers alike.
You see, just as the negative affects you negatively, practice the positive and it will affect you positively!
It’s a far cry from what a pure human heart (consider a child) is to do, as in “love one another”. Consider children – they laugh, giggle, play, find wonder and discovery in everything they do and see. They see no color, they don’t look at every person they interact with with a suspicious eye. Quite the contrary. They have no choice but to look up to adults with trust.
Instead, in their innocence, they accept and trust, especially adults because they have to. Just what kind of example does an angry, bitter adult set for a child? Children learn more from the examples adults set than all the preaching in the world. What kind of example are you setting for the young people who cross your path? A positive one or a negative one? If you determine you are being negative much of the time, learn to practice the positive!
Angry people with crappy attitudes and negative thoughts toward their peers are also more apt to do drugs. Smoking marijuana is linked it to lung disease and cancer. The drug ecstasy has been linked to the destruction of brain cells, according to some research. Cocaine, amphetamines, narcotics, and hallucinogens also place extreme and toxic stress on the body. You see, all that negative thinking leads to negative actions in your thoughts, words and deeds. That can have a ripple effect that will ultimately destroy your health.
Are you thinking this sounds like a bunch of psychological prattle? It’s not – there is physical evidence to back it up. More and more studies conducted by leading scientists, quantum physicists, and world-renowned researchers prove that our thoughts and feelings do have significant effects on our health. Both physiologically and psychologically.
But before you can reap positive physical benefits, you have to train your mind to practice the positive. This can be a powerful tool in every aspect of your life, including your fitness and dieting adventures.
If you can strive to change negative thoughts into positive, you can change your life in any way you wish to. Biologist Glen Rein at the Institute of Heart Math, in Boulder Creek, California, conducted a study of people who entered a state of what he referred to as “heart consciousness”. He found that these people could actually alter DNA (genetic material) by merely allowing their minds to be full of positive and loving thoughts followed by kind and loving emotions!
Not only was their emotional well being positively affected, practicing the positive was good for their heart health.
Electrocardiograms (ECGs) were performed and analyzed by sophisticated frequency-analysis software. It was discovered that while thinking positive, heart rhythms became coherent. Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease. Without drugs or surgery. His current research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease. In short, practice the positive and be a healthier you.
Dr. Ornish found that his strict dietary and lifestyle approach to overcome heart disease helped some people, but there was still a â€œmissing linkâ€ for others in whom he witnessed fewer improvements. When he began delving into the stifled he discovered that the power to “love one another” was most significant:
“I am not aware of any other factor in medicine that has a greater impact on our survival than the healing power of love. Not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, and not surgery.” – Dr. Dean Ornish
Perhaps it’s time to take a good, hard, objective and honest look at your own thoughts and attitude toward others. Could you help yourself by finding it within you to love a bit more and resent a whole lot less? Can you look at others and practice the positive as opposed to viewing them with a suspicious or resentful eye?
The choice is yours…but so are the results of your choices. Be smart, practice the positive.