When you (or someone) are pointing a finger at something or someone, remember there's ALWAYS 3 fingers pointing back at you. Have you encountered someone who always has an opinion about something? Are you that person? It's time to stop and take a good look at yourself.
Go deeper than "that's just my opinion".
Paying (it will cost you time) attention to the NOW- moment involvement with clarity, truth, and adoption of what it is that gives you the opinion.
What narrative is going on inside your thoughts, beliefs or emotions to cause you to say or judge someone. Look inside yourself to discover your history on the topic or situation.
Look inside yourself for feelings of compassion or anger.
Look inside yourself to resolve your inner hurts or aggressions.
You may find your own personal journey has dictated your assumptions of others.
Don't we all have to stop and Take a Good Look at Ourselves?
Are you aware that the foods you ingest can support the moods you experience? In the past we have touched on the mental nutrition of food.
Think about not only why you're eating but what you're eating and when you're eating it. Also the energy of thought and mood behind the food.
Did you know that sauerkraut, kimchi, cheddar cheese are probiotics (good for your gut health). The benefits are a GOOD MOOD.
Foods high in Vitamins B1, B6, B12, Vitamin A, &C all orchestrate a happy brain function and more peace with less depression.
The foods you eat may have just as intense an effect on your brain as the pharmaceutical prescriptions you take. It's as simple as asking your doctor or your nutritional therapist for food alternatives.
We are coming into a new season of Autumn and it's important to eat the foods of the season to maintain your health, mentally and physically as well as emotionally.
"With mindfulness, we feel emotion more fully, but we have the skills to relate and engage so we are not held captive-we can get close to emotions and watch them transform."
Wisdom from Tara Healey
In our previous post we spoke about managing your emotions and your moods with more confidence. This comes from using mindfulness and time of meditation to focus on those energies that cause you to break "through" the emotion or the mood you are held in.
At StevenandKori.com we give you tools to target your transformation.
Now that we have finished speaking about our 5 senses and how they can help us live a healthy, productive, peaceful, & joyful life. Let's move on to your emotions and your moods which correlate with those senses.
Keep in mind, you are not your mood. You can have complete control over your emotions. Are you aware of the difference between an emotion and a mood? How long do moods last versus emotions?
Can they both be triggered when using your 5 senses? Can they also be calmed and resolved by using those same 5 senses?
We've heard the saying "mood swings" and "emotional rollercoaster". Why do moods "swing" any motions seem to go "high and low"? Give us your sincere feedback and let's have a discussion about it.
We touched on growing your own food to bring your emotions inline with your sense of taste.
Here is a practice that helps our clients heal their emotional taste sensor: place and tend to potted herbs such as Basil, Oregano, Lemon Balm, peppermint etc. Each time you tend to your plants smell them, touch them and acknowledge that you are the creator of the fruit that the plant is yielding.
This is a great mindful practice to show appreciation for what your abilities are and what nature reveals to you. When you eat them, focus on their flavor and texture.
Appreciate the time that it took for it to grow your abundance and how many different recipes you can create using them.
Your sense of TASTE is the 4th in the continuation of the "Use Your Common Sense" topic we began with last month.
"I Feel like eating something"
We have all heard this before… Food is a source of emotional comfort. This is why we must take great care in what we put in our mouth. Also WHY we put it there.
The sense of taste is soothing from the time we are babies nursing for comfort, hunger, love, fear, etc and often taste becomes sensory overload.
Emotional satisfaction can come from what we taste. If that is true then it explains why studies show that personally growing and sustaining your own food gives you a feeling of self sufficiency, appreciation and joy when you taste fresh & clean food that you've provided.
Do you have a garden? Can you grown potted herbs in your windows? Even small potted vegetables will bring a smile to your face.
Humans tend to be prompted by sounds. If you don't believe us turn the volume off on a scary movie and see how you react. Change the music to a happy sound while watching a haunted house video.
Understand that sounds (shouting, laughing, whispering, crying) dictate emotions. A lift in someone's voice or an octave lower than normal is a stimulus.
As we coach our clients, we keep our voice "sound" neutral as they share their experiences. It's a courtesy so they feel comfortable in open conversations. What are the sounds of the words you are speaking to yourself?