This is how thoughts work.
I’m walking past the bakery shop; I missed breakfast. An unconscious thought occurs. I see the food display… pasties, pastries, bread. My body tells me I am hungry.
My physiology starts.
My mouth waters as I pay attention to the food display. Do I go in and purchase something, or do I continue walking down the street?
I see a clothes shop window – bright colours, tactile fabrics, shapley… My mind pays attention – I need new clothes (or do I?) My wardrobe at home is already full of shapely, brightly coloured clothes!
We are often acting on a thought which has created a physiological response. A thought, feeling, urge, a desire which is momentary and not real.
Our ‘true’ innate core values and beliefs have been covered up. Conditioned. Since birth, we have been taught ‘everything I think and feel is real and act on it. On top of that ‘cover up’, we have been given societal values of being a good citizen, friend, companion, individual, collective. These, however, create a LOT of confusion, stress and desire to do or have something to feel better. In short, they create a form of addiction. In this case, I classify addiction as an inability to stop engaging in a behaviour that causes psychological or physical harm.
Is stress an addiction?
I believe so. The bottom line is that when you are operating from a place outside of your innate wisdom, you are in a place where your body is in natural alignment – you are stressed. And it’s that stress, those chemicals which drives your mind/ body to seek outside of itself for answers or ways to self-soothe.
What was ‘covered up’?
The ‘innate’ truth of human beings and the way we work.
The fact that our mind causes the sum of a human being experience of life (the ability to think), consciousness (our ability to bring our thinking to life using our awareness – body and senses), and thought (our thoughts from the past, other peoples thoughts, our thoughts about what we think at that moment about our environment) AND what we do about it – how we behave.
In today’s world, core beliefs are promoted as correct behaviour, how we see ourselves and perceive situations, relate to other people, and achieve successful relationships and life WITHOUT (including the above).
Once the innate truths are ignored, our life experience is very different and often from tension, overload, overdrive, pain, and lack of either (or both) mentally/ physically. And that’s what, as a human mechanic, I address every single day in my Maga Therapy First Aid for Stress Studio at Old Bakery Studio’s, Truro UK.
Are your core beliefs ‘innate truth’ or do they remain ‘your childhood conditioning’ ?
What follows are (what I believe) to be the basic core beliefs essential for every human being to know… let me know whether they are true for you or someone else you know!
- Your feelings are created by thought. Your thinking determines your feelings. Thoughts are just thoughts. Their emotional ‘flavour’ is added by your thinking (good/ bad, happy/ sad, stressed/ peaceful).
- You cannot control your thinking. Thoughts are an automatic mechanical function, in the same way that breathing, blinking your eye and digesting your food are – you get around 90,000 thoughts a day by the way!
- Your natural state (body/ mind) is neutral – peaceful, still, calm. If you are anything but this, your body/ mind is telling you that you’re stressed and believing something that is untrue.
- We are born with innate mental health – it’s our birth-right. It cannot be taken from us. Problems occur when our essential core beliefs are covered with beliefs that are created to make life easier.
- The truth (#4) is always the truth. Anything other than that is thought – always! Before thought is the voice of wisdom. That ‘voice in the head’ that is always there, always guiding you back to the fact that you are ok.
- Thoughts are like clouds passing in the sky. You notice one and get embroiled in it. You are like the sky, before thoughts. Untouchable, endless, unshakeable. Not the clouds, or the weather. You simply are noticing the weather.
- The more understanding that you have of your body/ mind and how it works the less you experience anything less than neutrality.
The bottom line.
If you are stressed, anxious, burned out, or need help to improve your life’s way and feel, you need to learn more. Taking a little time out of your life, doing things a little (or a lot) differently, creates massive change.
If you need help, don’t know quite what to do or where to start, head across to first-aid-for-stress.com, and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Until then, take care.
Human Mechanic. Maga Therapy. First Aid for Stress. Guru_gran