Tag Archives: Life
Have tools in your awareness => improve your mood + ease your anxiety
> practices boost immune system + improve our emotional + psychological health.
Committing to service of development of a relationship with an intelligence present within us > greater than our own = relating more deeply to our inner nature
In times of serious stress like a pandemic, turning inward spiritually, connects us outward, bringing calm and comfort
- Spiritual Meditation/Prayer
- paying attention to our inward self + inner voice > “introvert,” “extravert” and “synchronicity => real inner change, genuine achievement of a new attitude.
- aim of the unconscious: the further filling out of ourselves; an increasing completeness in the unique being that we are.
- Anima or Animus > our inner opposite sex figure & soul guide
- Second Voice
- practice listening for your second, more rational thought
- have a second thought => giving a more helpful + accurate option
- Exercise, Diet & Good Health Practices
- Taking time to clear your mind of worries & concerns > focusing your attention on bigger picture
- Prayer + spiritual meditation = connecting ourselves to greater whole => profoundly comforting.
- Exercising creative pursuits + talents => spiritually connected.
Fully live in the moment + feel gratitude for being alive.
daily relaxing, distracting, + fun activities
In the last two posts we started filling our anxiety busting toolbox and we are now down to our final three tools.*
Thank you to all the bloggers who added their own personal tools that work. They are most helpful and are incorporated into our toolbox. Choose any tool(s) that might work for you, and discard any/all that are not a good fit for you. Add more of your own resources that work. Adapt your toolbox to suit yourself. The most important thing, regardless of the specific tools, is to have tools in your awareness, to improve your mood, and ease your anxiety, when bad things happen.
Here is our toolbox:
Self Talk Reframing (Cognitive Therapy)
Distraction in Action
Exercise, Diet & Good Health Practices
Carl Jung emphasized the importance of paying attention to…
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In our lives we look for different ways to survive, and we want to find all kinds of ports.
Our life is like a ship that sails over the ocean, tides and heads over the ocean, heading for the safe harbour.
Shoals occur, storms and squalls – sometimes sharp rocks.
There are deep but also shallow waters where the wind hits our ship back and forth.
During storms and showers the man, at his helm, manages the ship and prays to leave everything behind. To leave it all from any oppression he entrusts life to God.
Going through a lot of storms, we are so glad when we can find a place with stiller waters, or being led to the quiet port, lighthouse illuminated.
Then we can remember the words of Boleslaw of Prussia
“An experienced sailor does not fight
with electricity or wind, but it allows them to float
in its direction. “
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Cruise naar een veilige haven …