The daily practice of effective meditation, and the integration of being present in daily life, is the basis for a healthy life. If you find that during the day you are triggered and need to refocus, here is something you can do, when strong emotions manifest in you.
It is to:
First, stop what you are doing and have five deep conscious breaths. Breathing, deep, expanding and slow. Exhale in long slow conscious relaxing presence. Focus on the breath.
Next, feel and identify the emotion, the trigger and place a label on it. You can say something to yourself like, “Anger is here” (which is better than “I am angry”).
See where the emotion is present and manifesting within your physical body. Consciously relax and breathe out the tension in from your body, releasing the emotion and dis-ease in every exhalation, visualising the harmony returning to your body.
This short interlude during emotional responses can help to manage and identify that you are not your emotions, but you are temporarily experiencing them within your body as a chemical response to your thinking, perceptions and conditioning. A great follow up practice is in a later part of the day when you meditate you can delve deeper to release the trigger with some inner work instead of continuing to hold the dis-ease within you. The faster you clear it the better for your release and health.
On the flip-side of all of this, if we just feel by meditating we will be better off in our health. We are tapping into the well known Placebo Effect. There are many documented cases of the placebo effect working as well as “real treatments” for depression, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, asthma, epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia, and autoimmune deficiencies, among others.
“People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to affect change in their lives.”
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Love and Light to you all.