Living Life Out of Balance
During these hectic days, 80% of people live life out of balance, or in a state of homeostasis (https://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Homeostasis).
These individuals live year after year with the same stressful and fearful thoughts and expect that, one day, their lives will change and that things will be different-they’ll be healed!
Unfortunately, their hopes are unfounded, and I’ll tell you why.
If people have the same fearful, sad, negative, depressed, angry, or anxiety-driven thoughts, their choices will be the same, producing the same behaviour, experiences, and emotions. Their minds react by “circling back” to the same original thoughts, thus leading them back to their same stressful lives.
Albert Einstein, the brilliant and most influential physicist of the 20th century, offered the best suggestion on how to change and heal the mind. Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
If people want to change and to heal themselves, they need to become somebody else to become different. They need to change their mindset, or their way of thinking and their opinions.
There are many techniques that can be used for changing one’s mindset. These include mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, and the emotional freedom technique (EFT) (https://eft.mercola.com/).
Negative thoughts cause the release of the stress hormone, cortisol (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cortisol). This harmful hormone can make you sick.
Stress in humans can be induced just by one fearful, stressful thought. When you have that single negative thought, and you believe it, you become out of balance within minutes, even if that particular thought is just in your imagination and not at all true.
What’s wrong with us humans? Wild animals handle stress differently than we do. If we were animals-zebras or deer, for example-we’d be able to forget about stressful events once the stressful event is over. If a zebra survives a lion’s attack, it will forget the stressor (the lion) and the associated stress response (cortisol) almost immediately after the attack and will revert to its normal state (homeostasis). Sadly, however, it may take some people hours, days, months, or even years, to stop a stress response.
When people have chronic stress, their genes can undergo dysregulation, which ultimately causes diseases. People are not programmed to live stressful lives on a long-term basis; this is the most harmful form of stress.
If thoughts can make you sick, is it possible that thoughts can also make you well? Can changing your mindset heal you? Yes, to both questions.
Life may be a balancing act, but, with practice, you can master it. Try using one of the techniques mentioned earlier to change your mindset, and live your life happily and healthfully-in balance.