All tagged mindful living
In our society, money creates freedom. Money affords of the luxury of good schools, safe neighborhoods, quality food, whatever we want. Or, if we don't have money, our access to luxuries is denied. So, when money equates to freedom, where is it best spent?
So, when money equates to freedom, where is it best spent?
I struggle with the duality of social media. The connection, disconnection, and rollercoaster of emotions flooding my newsfeed and pinging notifications is overwhelming.
The world of social media is a tricky place to navigate as a empath.
One day, I noticed friends living blissfully positive lives that others envied. They had what they wanted, and when life went awry, instead of panicking, they saw the silver linings in tragedy. Apparently this all had to do with this little concept of manifesting. My mind was blown, this woo-woo b.s. was real. Our thoughts and intention impact our reality. A bad mood turns into a bad day. A lucky penny leads to a day of gratitude. How often do the things we dread come true because we spend so much time dwelling on them?
Surprisingly, the mind and body disconnect every day. We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.
Surprisingly, the mind and body become disconnected every day. We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate. I go through on a monthly basis, everything time I work on a new play. Suddenly, my life isn't my own. Self-care goes by the wayside as my number one focus is the actors, their clothes, and the wardrobe crew. My body grows tired, but my mind screams "soldier on!" This leads to sleeplessness, poor eating, and a sadness I just can't quell.
How can our thoughts affect our health so profoundly? This article explains it very well! In a nutshell, "Our emotions and experiences are essentially energy and they can be stored in the cellular memory of our bodies." This article from Psychology Today offers a more scientific explanation..."First, sympathetic fibers descend from the brain into both primary (bone marrow and thymus) and secondary (spleen and lymph nodes) lymphoid tissues (Felten & Felten, 1994). These fibers can release a wide variety of substances that influence immune responses by binding to receptors on white blood cells....there is direct evidence that stress-related immunosuppression can increase vulnerability to disease in animals".
Our society is built on multitasking. The more you do, the more gold stars you earn on the imaginary score card of twenty-first century living. Conditioned to push through each day, packing as many tasks and accomplishments in as possible, we are the real life Energizer Bunnies. But, with all of this multitasking, how do we fit in the basics? There is no longer time to rest, digest, and ruminate with a single activity or feeling. We are so wired on accomplishing goals, our brains are stuck in stress mode, meaning the littlest issues feel life threatening.