Updated: Apr 3
Consider our awareness of where we are mentally and emotionally. Many physical symptoms of diseases have mental and emotional components. How a wellness program works, or does not work, may be affected by our mental and emotional state.
Our beliefs and viewpoints about life in general, our level of health, our ability to heal, our goals and reasons to regain our health, can all have major effects on our healing outcome.
Disease can be viewed as a sign, or lesson, that something needs to change. What we have been doing and how we have been operating physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually has not supported our health. One or more organs, systems or glands is out of balance (overactive or under-active). Our lifestyle needs review.
Are we invested in our lifestyle to the point we can resist change? What is our mental and emotional attitude?
We recommend making a list of your positive and negative mental and emotional states and referring to this list daily or weekly. Below is an example:
Living in the past/future
Living in the present
By using a tool such as this, we can periodically become aware of where we are mentally and emotionally. One of the keys to this exercise is to become the watcher; no judgement; just take a look. Feel your body; are you tense or relaxed. Then let yourself go to a more relaxed state.
It is awareness that needs to increase so we can see ourselves more clearly. Everyone wants to be more relaxed, given the choice. It is our awareness and the ability to step back that has been missing. Going from being tense to viewing our tension, is a change of viewpoint.
On the physical level of disease, most times we can support our healing by establishing peaceful and care-filled mental and emotional states.
You could choose a partner to share in doing this exercise. Pick your own categories and expand or change the suggested list. Done alone while standing in line or driving gives you time for an attitude review. Enjoy the changes!