Wellness…Thinking, Thinking, Thinking…Repression, is it dangerous?
In recent times there has been more emphasis on positive thought and the power of positive thinking. This has driven people to the conclusion that it’s harmful to have a negative thought or feeling which
In recent times there has been more emphasis on positive thought and the power of positive thinking. This has driven people to the conclusion that it’s harmful to have a negative thought or feeling which is largely a misinterpreted thought.
As humans, we need to have a healthy and balanced mindset to embrace and roll around negative as well as positive thoughts. Rather than feeling we must block them out somehow, these thoughts need to be processed, not repressed.
When we repress our thoughts and feelings, they can lie buried quite deep within us and can rear their ugly head at any given time, sometimes quite unexpectedly. We have to learn to deal with the problem by observing these thoughts carefully, processing them, or simply talking about them. This will enable us to transport these thoughts from the subconscious to the conscious mind, and eventually allow them to drift away.
You are your greatest investment, and you need to look not just at your physical self, but at your emotional and spiritual side as well.
The connection between mind, body and spirit can start in any aspect of ourselves; maybe to mobilise and lubricate each joint, to facilitate better movement within our bodies naturally, and to enhance our physical bodies which has a deep impact on our spiritual selves.
Prioritising our day
Choose time, energy and effort to work on the right things, with attention to detail.
This is how my day looks right now:
7 am – Mobilise and circulate my body either through yoga poses or a gentle groove track. Then I perform pranayama, single nostril breathing, followed by the type of meditation that suits me, which is transcendental meditation.
During this process, I actually feel the parts of my body, its aches and pains. I have a mantra which I pay innocent attention to and shift between the areas of my body that might need more care and acknowledgement and then back to the mantra for 20 minutes. Paying innocent attention to the affected areas of your body allows nature to work through it and bring healing.
The power of attention turns into a particle and allows it to shift from one part of your body to the other. This is a teaching in Vedic Science, and when you perform this act your body will release all the built-up stress within and expel it out.
I then go into savassana, where your body rests gently, flat or seated for 20 minutes. Give yourself rest.in because at this stage you don’t have to think of the mantra, just rest.
Sometimes the stress release can be quite turbulent, but it’s okay, go with it, release it and take a breather.
It normally takes me around an hour to complete the process and I end it with a prayer that can be dedicated to anyone or anything. I then start my day… writing, meetings, groove classes, practices, all the day-to-day chores we do to allow ourselves to be with nature and maintain a healthy balance between work and ourselves.
Eat well, be of service to others and feel fulfilled in life. All you need to know is that your body is your healer and you have everything inside yourself to help yourself. You don’ need to look outside, or to people, places or things to feel whole; you are whole.