The beautiful lotus both flowers and fruits at the same time and is often used as a metaphor for the manifestation of our thoughts in the physical world. Many people believe that as soon as we have a thought its’ seed is planted and begins to grow as our destiny.
When we have fearful or stressful thoughts we think of the things that can go wrong or the things that we do not want to happen. As someone once said worrying is like praying for what we don’t want. These fearful thoughts change our emotional state and this in turn changes our physiology.
Then begins the cycle of stress as we feed our anxious state with more anxious thoughts. We produce corticoids to help the body to take energy from our energy stores and send this to our limbs. We begin to tense our muscles, breathe shallowly, our heart rate increases and our senses become more acute and ready to deal with the stressor. Our body goes into the survival fight or flight mode and diverts vital energy from our immune system to our limbs.
This may be useful if we are running from a saber toothed tiger but not for daily life in our office, home and car. Yet for many people this state is becoming the default response to modern living with the body responding as if it’s under threat most of the time. The result is stress, the silent killer. I know it well. As a CEO of a charity I lived with stress for many years before I learned it really is an option.
Any emotion lasts for 90 seconds unless we feed it with a thought! We are only ever one thought a way from feeling confident, happy and fearless.
Igniting Minds coaching will share powerful techniques for controlling and eliminating anxiety and fear, reducing stress and building confidence. We can always choose to be fearless.
If you stepped into your power today what would you do differently?
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