Have you taken out your compass direction?

24 maj 2017

Living fully in life means feeling all kinds of feelings such as joy, sadness, anger. If you figure out the feelings of psychology, consider our basic feelings, there are actually about 6-8 feelings.

Some of those who create discomfort are anger, dissatisfaction and fear. The feelings that create pleasure are satisfied, safe and happy.

To feel well, requires that we fill ourselves more with the pleasurable feelings, more than those who create discomfort. It says itself.
Often we are waiting for the external circumstances to change so that we can feel more happy, safe and satisfied.
However, both old wisdom, such as those found in Ayurveda, and new research, show that feeling satisfied is not ruled long-term by external influences. It's an ability you develop by thinking of satisfying thoughts, more than unpleasant thoughts.

Ok, so what does all this mean then?
A thought creates a feeling, a feeling, for example, feeling stressed, angry, frustrated or calm, relaxed, contented, creating conscious or unconscious action, such as hurrying, raising the tone, whining or speaking calmly or taking time and spreading joy.
These emotions trigger a cascade of reactions in our body in the form of hormones, which either trigger our sympathetic nervous system that is responsible for stress hormones, or launches the parasympathetic nervous system that stands for tranquilizing hormones. Depending on what system is going on, substances will spread in the body that creates these different activities in the body that make each cell behave in exactly the way we chose, consciously or unconsciously.

In the long run, both our lives and our health are shaped by what nervous system you have activated for a long time.
It is the foundation of all older medical arts traditions, that the two most important tools for long-term, sustainable health are self-awareness and self-control.
Getting to know yourself is crucial, since most of know our selves from the early programming we received from childhood. Who are you really? What habits do you really like, if you want to feel good? How do you like doing activities etc, is not obvious when we received these habits early. Within Ayurveda there is a sensible system for exploring our true nature based on a psychological-physiological perspective. Understanding the meaning of the three doshorna Vata, meaning wind, Pitta, meaning fire and Kapha that means building, gives greater clarity about what needs and habits thats bring us a long-term health. To stop following others advice and instead listening inward to what you really need, builds a sustainable well-being.

The prerequisite for creating new good practices is not just getting to know yourself. You also need a certain part of self-control. Because human lives his life through the habits he has created, it is often difficult to break a pattern. Self-control means that you can set a goal, and then implement it. Most people do it in their jobs but having problems to managing themselves. The easiest way to create more self-control is to meditate, because lack of self-control is caused by internal or external stress.

A few simple but crucial steps to start to go in your own direction.

- live more in harmony with your psycho-physiological constitution. Begin by defining what you are dominated by, from Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and then find three things that you start with, that are more in balance with your constitution. Area like morning routines, balanced food and exercise are some of the most important things you can do to help yourself to balance.
Read more about it in my book "Livskraft i vardagen - with inspiration from Ayurveda" http://www.bladhbybladh.se/produkt/livskraft-i-vardagen/

- Regularly meditate / sit in peace and breathe calmly, increase your self-control. Begin with 2 min, suggestion in the morning, to see if you can