Some can get this fix participating in daring feats such as sky diving, bungee jumping, hang gliding or other sports with an element of risk. We don't often realize some of our behaviors have become an unhealthy addiction - and I'm talking about holding negative thoughts. It requires a lot of effort to take a brain that is used to generating negative thoughts and get it to cooperate by allowing to flow a stream of positive thoughts. There is one trick I have learned to getting there and that is through finding beautiful things to behold. Sometimes you have to look hard for them or create a space in which you will allow yourselves to see them. A walk on the ocean, getting up early to watch the sun rise, staying up late to commune with the stars, finding a garden to walk in or planting your own, taking pictures, going to an art gallery or museum or even something as simple as watching children play in a local park can all be tools to help ease your mind into a more positive flow. There is so much beauty in this world and if you allow yourselves moments to look for, see and appreciate these things, you create a positive and loving flow of energy within you that can be powerful enough to circumvent negative thoughts and worry. I promise you that the rush of energy from viewing something beautiful is by far more rewarding than the exhausting adrenaline rush of worry and fear.
There is something to add here very important as well to restore that flow of good and healthy energy. Something so simple as diet and exercise. Eating foods healthy for your body helps to create positive energy flow. Add raw fruits and veggies, limit fatty foods and sugars and make sure that you are consuming enough fluids during the day. That one thing alone, consuming the proper amount of fluids, is so important. Your muscles and joints work better when there is enough fluid in your body to facilitate their use. Further, your organs can function more properly when you are eating enough fiber, drinking enough water and getting exercise. The chemicals your brain produces while exercising and for a good amount of time to follow really helps promote a stronger sense of well being that can over-power anxiety and worry. Again, one has to be willing to trade the behaviors that create worry for those that create a sense of wholeness and peace. It is work. We can't take a magic pill, read a wonderful book alone or go to some magical healer to make it all happen. In fact, there is a lot of high-priced snake oil being sold out there as the sure way to gain serenity and peace. You don't need to buy anything to get there. Everything you truly need to get there is already within you. You just have to be willing and open to creating the space for positive change and take the steps one at a time.
I pray this day finds you seeking peace, engaging in healthy behaviors and activities so that you can lead a more rewarding and fulfilling life for you. ~Blessings of great love, healing and transformational thoughts!
(c) Jaie Hart (photo, random internet find)