You ARE Your Best Friend… !
Interesting how life has a way of forcing you to become your own best friend. It is as if an invisible divine force is silently pushing you to look in the right direction. Our busy lives demand our time and energy so we can get things done. This is when we neglect ourselves because we just cannot find the time and, not to mention, the right state of mind which eludes us.
A few months ago, I got very sick, suddenly. About 20 minutes after dinner, I was very nauseous and my stomach was very upset. within a few hours my stomach could not hold anything… I was sick all night and the following day. I felt feverish, weak, nauseated, and my head ached.
By the third day I started feeling better. The ailment disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared… strange! I thought maybe it was a 24-48 hour bug… but I was not really convinced. Then I knew that I needed to find the cause of this sudden discomfort.
Beware of the monster named Stress…
Life has shown me curiosity to get to know myself better with every circumstance and with every experience. A good part of the answer to emotional distress is knowing yourself. And so I have become my own best friend.
Delving into my innermost feelings, knowing my physical body, and knowing how my body reacts to emotions, gives me a leeway to counteract any unnecessary stress. Needless to say, Stress the monster does not ask your permission to enter your door! Today’s world is already laden with stress. Current research points to stress as the underlying cause of 90% of all illness and disease. It is to our advantage to find ways to beat the monster!
…A flashback on my thoughts before getting sick…
My life had been recently charged with a lot of negative emotions because of family misunderstandings and disagreements. The sad little girl in me was crying for a way out. I was in a position that made me very uncomfortable and I had allowed it to get the best of me–my emotional balance.
Fortunately for me, I remembered that some time ago I had become my own best friend. I quickly snapped out of it. I recognized how the uncontrolled situation had gotten the best of me–if only for a short time! I immediately got a rein on my thoughts and replaced them with more positive ones.
Yes… this definitely works! Our thoughts materialize! Our thoughts can manifest physical illness brought on by emotional distress. If you are reading this and thinking “ha!… easier said than done!…” I understand how you feel. But… let me tell you…
It is easier than many of us think..! In the same way that illness can manifest, so can joy, love, tranquility… whatever our thoughts intend!