“Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition. Stress is a body's method of reacting to a challenge.” Wikipedia
It is fairly well accepted in the medical community, that stress may be the cause of most illness. This is particularly well accepted in psychoneuroimmunology. In a recent series of video’s Bruce Lipton was talking about how our thoughts affect our DNA, and not, as was previously believed, the other way around. What I learned many years ago however, was that the true nature of stress was what we believed was a threat to our well being was what caused it.
As I’ve been studying the Three Principles, as proposed by Sydney Banks many years ago, I’ve gradually begun to understand how at least one of these principles works. In Law of Attraction we know that what we focus our thoughts on we create. In the Three Principles they go further down the rabbit hole and suggest that what we think creates our feelings. All our feelings!
For example when someone makes us mad we react. But we aren’t really reacting to what they said but how their words triggered a thought within us that made us feel that anger or fear, or whatever.
As Eleanor Roosevelt so wisely said : “No one can make you feel inferior without our consent.”
So its worth examining the thoughts that precede your feelings. This can be tricky because sometimes our feelings react instantly to the thoughts and we can’t see the thought creating the feeling. Beliefs are commonly held to create our circumstances, but beliefs are only thoughts we think over and over again until they become fixed.
For example, a husband is late coming home from work. If this gets to be a regular occurrence his wife, who may be of a rather insecure nature and think poorly of herself, may come to the conclusion that he’s having an affair. A wife who has a busy life herself and feels more fulfilled may think that he’s simply got too heavy a workload. In each case her feelings will determine how she reacts to him once he finally gets home. In each case neither assumption may be right and a good conversation without judgement or emotional reactions may be in order once the wife has examined her own thoughts.
One of the true benefits of regular meditation is that you get into a peaceful state and you can then examine your thoughts to see what they’re creating. So, what are you creating with your thoughts today?