My Week 4 Intention. Savour The Positive Pt 1. 2017.12.
Last week I know I benefitted from my intention of kindness and it was brought home to me even more after a stressful time on Tuesday. I had to summon up the courage to drive a long way (45 minutes) on a super hot day to the periodontist who I HAD to see about my poor gums. I did it, but it was at a physical and emotional cost the next day when my IBS struck and I couldn’t go out. But, instead of my ‘old ways’ of talking to myself and thinking I had ‘failed’ I was able to be kindly towards myself in word and action and be a friend to myself!
It was also lovingly helpful to have so many commenters who understood what I was writing about when they read my post last week. Thank you all! This kindness that is spreading around is GOOD!
Building upon this, and wanting to continue to learn more about how our thinking can distort our feelings (and vice versa) I have become a firm fan of the work of Rick Hanson PhD & his collaborator Richard Mendius MD. He speaks from years of research about the ‘neurons which fire together wire together’ and how we CAN affect our health by too much of the negative messages, self-talk and so on.
I have been listening to him speak with Richard Mendius about and in doing so, am beginning to make some subtle but helpful changes to my daily experiences.
My Intention Week 4/52.
My intention this week is to ensure I am taking time to SAVOUR positive experiences of all kinds including these:
knowing I am loved and have a person who is my best friend to talk to, hug and be companion to every single day
that the world of nature just outside my house in the form of my small garden offers me opportunities to observe, smell and touch to let the memories flood my brain
I know this needs to be on-going so next week will be an update and more about what I have learned via the lessons and meditations from this CD program.
Have a good week everyone.
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