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  • Writer's pictureJulie McCammon

The Principles Behind Life

Growing up, no one ever told me about the principles behind life.

We naturally work out there is a principle called gravity and it doesn't care if we know it exists or not. If we fall out of a tree…splat, we end up on the ground, without needing to understand the principle that got us there.

It's the same with the principles behind how humans operate, they don't care if we realise they exist or not. We don't need to know how the 3 Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought work, but if we innocently misuse our thoughts against ourselves things will malfunction - leading us into chronic physical and mental stress.

As a child, I was a bit of a loaner, often finding myself exploring every nook and cranny inside of my mind. It felt normal to be stuck inside my thinking but no one told me that I didn't have to listen to every thought or take them seriously. It was an effort to pull myself out of my thoughts. It was a place that I had become so used to inhabiting that realising I didn't have to live there permanently took some getting used to.

I was innocently over-using my personal thinking despite the effort it took to hold onto a thought, entertain it, manipulate it, ruminate on and work with it. If we do this with every thought that enters our mind we can expect to experience fatigue, mood swings, emotional feelings and stress. The gross overuse and misuse of personal thought cause stress in our bodies and minds.

We all have a voluminous flow of thoughts. It is estimated that we each have up to 70,000 thoughts a day. What a weight off my shoulders when I realised that I get to choose which thoughts I hold on to in my mind.

If we want to live a healthy balanced life we need to know which ones to let go of so that our innate health gets a chance to surface. The more we allow our personal mind to quiet down, the more space we have for our guide inside to bring clarity and wisdom from within.

It’s thought that gives us the ability to worry about the future or ruminate about the past, both of which cause a stress response in the body which if prolonged over time will result in a psychological burden on our mind and a physiological burden on our body.

So how do we stop this from happening? If we listen to the feelings of discomfort which can be either physical or emotional, internal alarms attempting to alert us to the fact that we are misusing the power of thought and innocently obscuring our innate health.

Feeling stressed is our warning signal, guiding us to leave our upsetting thinking alone rather than ruminating on it - naturally, we will return to a positive feeling state with healthier thinking, regaining access to clarity and common sense.

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