The Healing Emotions versus the "Dis-ease" Causing Emotions

The Healing Versus Disease Causing Emotions

How your state of mind effects your health.

Can we ''will'' ourselves ''well''?

A positive attitude can change everything.

The healing emotions are like vesperal breezes wafting across your mind, soul and body.

We all possess "healing" emotions.

Peace and Tranquility

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finding inner peace and tranquility
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Natures tranquil places
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beautiful and tranquil habitats
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peaceful reverie
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peaceful grounds
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tranquil places
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Tranquility of the Grand Teton
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tranquility of nature

The Healing Emotions

The healing emotions are like beautiful vesperal breezes wafting gently across your mind and your soul.

Positive emotions and positive attitudes can do wonders for your mental and physical health and well being; as well as for those around you. Some positive thoughts and emotions that best enhance your overall well being:

  • 1. Love is the most important and the most pleasurable of all of our emotions. It is what humanity thrives on, both mentally and physically. There is no love that is wrong, or negative, on your overall health. Of course there are always exceptions to everything: unrequited love can be devastating but it can be overcome with a positive attitude, and time. The physical aspect can also contribute to a healthy mind and body. There should be no shame, or guilt, if enjoyed mutually by consenting adults.
  • 2. Trust is essential to good health. You must trust in your own emotions, feelings and natural desires. Trusting others is a matter of faith in the basic goodness of humanity. Those who abusively and irreparably betray your trust are not worthy of your presence in their lives.
  • 3. Laughter is the best medicine. That statement is truer than you might think. Laugh at yourself, at "appropriate" adverse conditions, and they will be overcome more easily. Laughter actually releases healing hormones in the body. But caution here - laughing at others' problems, injuries, or in scorn and ridicule, actually have the opposite effect. And the old adage: "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry alone." is certainly true.
  • 4. Acceptance of things in general as simply a part life's ups and downs. But most importantly acceptance of what you perceive to be shortcomings in others is most important. Judging and ridiculing others for anything that you do not understand, or 'approve' of is a negative on you well being.
  • 5. Tolerance is key to your inner harmony. If some one annoys, or irks, you by their remarks, actions, or lifestyle, discuss this with them, but do not try to change anyone to suit your personal standards. If you can not tolerate any aspect of another person, get over it, and simply move on with your own life.
  • 6. Affirmation of your personal choices to be a positive person is also essential in maintaining a positive life style, both mental and physical. By validating your own commitment to a positive lifestyle, you will be confirming your desire and commitment to also be that positive influence in the lives of others. Verbalizing your personal affirmation to others is inappropriate and unnecessary. It would negate their belief that you are in fact a sincerely positive influence.
  • 7. Forgiveness is the most important of all positive emotions and thoughts. Forgive yourself first. You can not learn to forgive others unless you can learn to forgive yourself. You should also understand that at times others will inadvertently, or even deliberately, do or say something hurtful to you or to others. When this happens, discuss it, if appropriate, and move on with your life. If you inadvertently say or do something to hurt others, apologize, forgive yourself, and with a positive conviction to not repeat whatever it was, leave it in the past and move on. And always remember: "You can not change the past, but you can forge a better tomorrow by what you do today".
  • 8. Peaceful contentment is the ultimate prize for positive emotions, positive attitudes, and treating others exactly the way you would like to be treated by them.

So - before you speak, or act, silently ask yourself - "How would I want to be treated if i was in their position?". And always keep in mind that "There, but for the grace of God, go I" ; And then speak your words carefully.

Negative Emotions

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The "dis-ease" causing emotions

The "dis-ease" causing emotions are like a continuous destructive storm raging relentlessly inward and onward; from your mind, out of your mouth, and into the ears and minds of others. "Sticks and stones, may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". Not quite a truism after all, is it? You surely can hurt others by hateful words.

Just as surely as positive attitudes have a good and healthy effect on one's body and mind; so do the negative emotions cause 'dis-ease', unrest, and unhealthy bodies and minds; not only for the "disturbed" negative person, but all those around them. Some negative thoughts and emotions to avoid and overcome:

  • 1. Hatred is probably the worst of the negative emotions. It is not realistic and extremely harmful to the emotional and physical well being. It serves no useful function in anyone's life. It is usually only a "perceived" intensely, hostile aversion derived from fear, anger, or sense of injury. It has NO basis in logic and does not belong in a "normal" healthy life. If some one harms you, discuss it, come to terms with it, or move away from it. Anyone who would deliberately cause you to feel this negative emotion should have NO valid place in your life.
  • 2. Distrust as a blanket policy is quite destructive and unnecessary. Distrust comes from a closed mind, or narrow view of, those you distrust. It is a choice, and harmful to mind and body. If someone has proven they cannot be trusted, discuss it with them, forgive yourself and them, and move on with your life, either with, or without, them in it. Distrust in another person, or group of people, is generally due to lack of understanding of what it is that you find negative about it. Investigate, learn, try to understand - or simply just move on with your life outside of the influence of your object of distrust.
  • 3. Misery - the great lover of company. We create our own misery - as a state of mind. No one else can make you miserable. If they do so, it is only because you are allowing them that privilege to do so. If you do not enjoy the misery, discard it, and the person trying to put it on you. It IS as simple as that.
  • 4. Rejection (the opposite of acceptance). To reject is to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use. Or to refuse to see, hear, receive, or admit into your life, something, or someone, for any reason. Something, or someone you deem as unsatisfactory for what ever reason; because they do not meet your personal standards, is your own personal choice to make. Most assuredly judgmental-ism is the main factor in your rejection. Try not to reject or neglect anything that you see as inferior to yourself. For in their eyes, or the eyes of others, the opposite might be perceived of you.
  • 5. Intolerance. Similar to rejection, but with the subtle difference that it is an intangible emotion based on nothing real. Intolerance is a personal choice that one makes based on nothing except conjecture, generally perceived by others and adopted by you without logic. This negative emotion serves NO purpose except to make the user of it miserable, ergo, unhealthy.
  • 6. Denial of self. Denigrating our self worth is damaging to our health both mentally and physically. We deny self importance, or our own validity, based on our false perceptions of how we think that others see us. This self view is perpetuated by advertisements portraying youth and beauty as the norm; serving to falsify our own image as we compare ourselves to those models in the ads and the glamor and beauty that the media displays as 'perfect' people. What a crock. There are NO perfect people. Blaming others for our own short comings is part of the self denial, or rather a direct result of it. We can never compete with the falsely made up beauty that we compare ourselves to, and blame everyone around us for that failure of being able to equate ourselves with that false beauty. Instead of this blame and self recrimination, we should be taught, and teach our children, that physical beauty is only skin deep. Real beauty dwells within each and every one of us. Every person is beautiful in their own right.
  • 7. Being unforgiving is the most harmful of all emotions. When we refuse to forgive all around us, we are in essence refusing to forgive ourselves for the short comings we only think" we have. Judging ourselves and others by someone else's standards is ill advised as that condemnation always manages to reverberate back on those who think they have the right to judge anyone but themselves.
  • 8. Depression (and sadness) go hand in hand and are the culmination of all those negative emotions, or any one one of them in severity.

Negative thoughts and emotions can weigh heavily on the mind, and create a physical environment that readily allows 'dis-ease' to take hold.

Striving for a healthy body, and a happy mind, will not only create physical health, but a quietude of mind that leads to inner peace, harmony, and serenity.

There can be no other goals as precious as these in this lifetime. All the gold, wealth, and power, in this world can not buy happiness and peace of mind.

by: d.william 07/15/2011

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© 2011 d.william

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is full of thuth. The way we think, the judging of others, why must we think that all must believe and act according to some people's concept of truth. The world is full of good people who have their core values, yet they do-not judge another. I agree with your statement that happiness derives from a contented heart, free of hate, free of passing judgement on another. I reread your poem, " Judge Thee Not " So true and for a young child to feel this is amazing. Thank you for sharing.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

I agree with you and this is a very postitive read. When people hold in negative emotions, it's very bad for their health. Sometimes we cannot understand why something happens, or how somebody can so casually hurt us. But even then it's better not to dwell on it, and try at least for acceptance. Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." That's it, one person or emotion at a time. And I love that Troggs song. It brings back beautiful memories!


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Useful hub. Thank you.

I appreciate the positivity in this, and agree which your message.


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Sister Mary 5 years ago from Isle of Man

What a lovely start to a Sunday morning! Your hub is full of wisdom and truth, in my business as a hypnotherapist I deal daily with people who suffer physical symptoms because of emotional dis-ease. Luckily the people who come for help truly want to change their lives for the better and are open to looking at all old attitudes and beliefs which are holding them back.

The song at the end made me smile and sing along! This hub has all the messages one would expect from a good church service and also the feelings after attending such a service ... happy, up lifted, grateful and positive ... d.williams, thanks for a lovely start to the day!


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments. I am happy that you enjoyed the article.

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thanks for reading and your kind words as always.

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Thanks for reading. I appreciate your reading, and your positive comments.

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Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I never thought i would ever see the day that anything i have written could in anyway equate to a "message one would expect from a good church service". Especially as irreverent as i usually am in my articles. Hopefully that was meant in a complimentary way, not sardonically. LOL.


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Well, dwilliams, you are just one awesome person as I can see by what spills out of your head. Thank you for the mental health checklist for life. Voted up and awesome. Go Troggs!


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Hi, EHQ and welcome to my hub pages. Thank you so much for reading and you kind comments. I am glad i discovered your site as well, i am in for some new experiences for sure.


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Auntie D 5 years ago from California

You've captured the emotions very well. I'm saving this hub to print out and tack above my desk and also to share with other family members that would benefit by reading it.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and your kind comments. They are well appreciated and i am flattered.


11439a 5 years ago

emotions are simply temporary neuro-chemical imbalances caused by external stimuli they serve no purpose and are an evolutionary throwback little more than a primitive hindrance to our continued evolution


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

11439a

Thanks for reading and commenting. Let us hope you are incorrect about emotions having no purpose, since love, friendship, hatred, and many more are necessary to have a balanced personality. It would be quite a boring world without the basics of love and hate.


11439a 5 years ago

Incorrect. Personality is a flawed construct, To remove personality and emotion would make the human species more efficient. Boredom is an emotional state,remove emotion and boredom would not exist.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

11439a

Thanks for that clarification. You certainly are quite a pessimist. LOL. Thank God you were not in charge of passing out the emotions when man was created.


11439a 5 years ago

Man evolved, there are no deities.

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