Positive Emotion: A Powerful Anti-Toxin

Your consciousness is your Mind telling your brain what you want it to do.

However, oftentimes the Mind is not as good an employer as it might be and the brain has a lot of time to wander.

If you were to add up the amount of time your brain has to wander from thought to thought and emotion to emotion, what do you think you might find?

Some time would be taken with events that we might consider negative and others might be taken with events we consider positive, but a large amount of the time would be spent on the brain just going from thing to thing to thing.

The brain has a lot of time to think up thoughts (which is its job) and a lot of time to go from feeling to feeling to feeling, unsupervised a lot of the time.

If you decide to tell your brain to go to positive feelings and to feel them, just a little, gently, over time, you will feel the emotions you choose more regularly and consistently and you will grow in an UpSpiral.  It’s as simple as that.

Positive emotions, positive moods, and a positive consciousness take time and it takes intent that builds upon itself overtime.

You are constructing new neuropathways composed of new neurons and cells that can reconstruct the nature of your brain, your perception and your consciousness.

Make the choices for love, peace, gratitude and joy throughout the day.  Maybe everything isn’t going like you planned or expected, maybe there is a downer or two, but you can still feel these emotions on some level of 1-10 from just a little to more and more.

Can’t feel them at all, you say?  Then think them.

You don’t have to deny negative feelings, but you also don’t have to stay in them, live in them, or obsess over them.  Let negative feelings be a signal to find something to be grateful for and start to pulse a little bit of a thought and feeling of joy.

How much conscious control do we have over emotions and feelings and consequent mood?  The figures vary, but there is one interesting observation in all the research.

The more consideration we give to states of mind and happiness, the more control over emotions than we would ever have thought.  Research suggests that we have approximately 40% control over our emotional state, with about 50% genetic.

Every minute of everyday, through your predominant state of mind, your mood, you are telling your cells how to feel.  How do you think that affects their health?

What your cells assimilate and what they expel, and how they function in healthy or unhealthy ways, is fundamentally and radically affected by their environment of sensory information.

That information comes from your choices about how you feel and how you think.

Positive emotion is the most powerful anti-toxin.

About the author

Dr. William K. Larkin

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