Re-occurring mental distress can be debilitating, weakening the natural function of the human body. Experiences like these are more common than what you may think. The brain is hard-wired in such a way to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so many good ones.
Bad memories are more vivid than the good experiences, possibly due to the interaction between the connected emotion to the memory. Especially so if the memory was perceived as negative. It’s why traumatic memories so often stick to the brain, while positive ones appear to just slip away.
For those who suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and phobias, just one unwelcoming memory can manifest a lifetime of perceptions, emotions, and behaviors despite external support such as therapy. While the presence of stress disorders within the brain does not “box” the person into as having a psychological problem either.
Clues to some mental disturbances may include:
Our memories create the sequence of habits, associations, and systems that develop the inner and outer environment today. Furthermore, the past does not define you. It isn’t reality. With the proper understanding of memory, you can manipulate it to let go of traumatic experiences.
When we recall a memory, it’s possible to modify it before the link onto the brain is fully affixed. For a long time, western science and medicine have thought that the older the memory, the more fixed it is, but this is definitely not true.
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“Wherever I am today, I will notice my surroundings and my inner self and affirm that I can grow right where I am. The search is over. I have arrived.
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Respect others' boundaries.
Ask for consent.
Intervene when someone's in trouble.
Notice the warning signs of abuse and speak up.
Nurture myself and others
Self-discovery is one in the same intimate expressions passionately defined above. The way that it is conveyed depends on the viewing of your own perspective based on experiences. Self-discovery is adjacent to self-love and self-care; it’s where you begin the foundation for everything else in life. No matter the environment, ailment, or societal deprivation, life is about experiences and how you respond to them can further define your link to self-discovery.
Your main goal, which you should never forget, is to do what is necessary to be healthy and fit. But things will continue to get worst, if we don’t find a simple way to reach the God in ourselves (the higher aspects of ourselves). First we must learn to respect ourselves. That is the test we must past, the promise we must make to each other, the challenge of all of our lives (Souljah 1996).
It is only through the discovery of self that you can determine your purpose and actualize your future. Failure to submit to your vital cause of self-discovery will cheat you of the opportunity to comprehend who you are and what is wanted out of life, as well as how you can help others during your unique time on earth.
Our greatest life lesson is learning how to fully accept and love ourselves. Self-love is the prerequisites for complete immersion in the abundant flow of light and love in the world.
A few ways to begin actualizing self-worth in all of your daily activities may occur by:
Self-awareness is an early step in the creation of life that you want. It helps you to pinpoint what your passions and emotions are, and how your personality can help you in life. You can recognize where your thoughts and emotions are leading you, and make any required alterations. Once you are aware of your thoughts, words, emotions, behavior, you will be able to make changes in the direction of your future. Where you choose to focus your energy, emotions, personality, and reactions determines where you will end up in life.
There is an Afrikan proverb that states; The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the nation. The level of emotional maturity in the hand that rocks the cradle determines the fate of the nation. A people on a sojourn through time are somewhat like a ship on the ocean. If many people aboard the ship have extensive knowledge of the sea and navigation, that ship will have an excellent chance of reaching the desired destination. On the other hand, when the people aboard the ship lack knowledge of the sea and navigation, more than likely the ship-should the sea become at all rough-will flounder into destruction (Welsing 2004).
Awareness through Light…
About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing”, Blogger & Owner of realitynconsciousness.com.
In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Affirmations, Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
"No Disrespect", Sister Souljah
"The Isis Papers", Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
"Black Effect", The Carters
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