Sometimes it takes an epiphany like LIFE IS MEANT TO BE HAPPY that starts us off on a journey to break our cycle of destructive thinking patterns stemming from subconscious fears such as abandonment which lead to recurrent destructive thoughts of insecurity and neediness. Stephanie Ngu shares tools and insights how.
Start by paying attention and being aware of our emotions.
This is done by observing how you feel (without any judgment) and the associated thoughts that arise. This practice is commonly known as emotional detachment. Through building our awareness, we are then able to make conscious decisions to proceed or discard each and every of our thought and in turn will impact directly on our emotions.
Note that this is a slow difficult process and may be hard to grasp at the beginning as it requires a lot of mental will to continue this practice persistently for a long period of time to gain some results.
The key towards feeling at peace is acceptance - a full acceptance of what you think and how you feel towards a person or a situation. By acknowledging and accepting your thoughts and emotions, the tension between your mind and heart will just dissolve away. This process is what we termed as allowing.
Through allowing, suppressed feelings are being released and you return back to the peaceful state, that has always reside within you. To enhance the effect of this allowing process, you can start off by placing one of your palms on your heart centre (i.e. heart chakra, located in middle of your chest). This is followed by a mental or verbal acknowledgement and subsequently, accepting of your thoughts and emotions.
meditation for releasing emotions
emofree technique or eft
Successfully making its rounds through healing circles around the world, EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, is an emotional version of acupuncture, except needles are not being used. This unorthodox healing technique claims to release trapped emotions and belief system through tapping certain meridian points on the body. This speedy method works wonders on overwhelming emotions during crucial moments. More explanation and demonstration on EFT can be found on http://www.emofree.com
don't forget exercise
Part of the other reason why exercise is good for you and often forgotten as the first line of defense against depression. Exercise releases stagnant energy in the body and generates endorphins (a type of brain chemicals) to boost your mood. Do any form of exercise that you enjoy, may it dancing, swimming or even singing.
fake (laughter) till you make it
Our bodies are not built to differentiate between a fake laughter and a real one. By faking a laughter, it releases endorphins as well, causing similar effect to exercising.
NOTE: If you feel that your emotions are overwhelming to the point that you are paralyzed from your day-to-day activities. Please seek professional help or alternative healing.
about the writer
Stephanie Ngu is currently the Marketing and Operations Director of The Golden Space Malaysia, a world renowned holistic centre. She started her spiritual path in 2011 with International Metaphysical Master Umesh Nandwani from The Golden Space. She has completed “Awaken ~ The Divine You” Foundation Level, Advanced Level, Personal Mastery Level and all retreats up to Master Retreat Level 1 in Hawaii.
Coming from a corporate background, she is inspired to bring forth her previous work experiences in spreading the awareness and knowledge of how holistic lifestyle can benefit everyone. She strongly believes that Life is meant to be lived in happiness and not sufferings.
Her dream is to be able to inspire others through lenses of Love.
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