Warning . . . warning! Is your body and psyche throwing a tantrum?

No matter how much motivation one has, sometimes the body says enough is enough and shuts down. It’s not fun when that happens, but it’s a very effective first-line defense system of putting you back in touch with your own psyche (soul, mind or spirit). Often, there are multiple red flags and warning signs when the body is at “dis-ease”, stressed, and getting ready to go on strike. It might be a slight twinge, headache, or an overall feeling of no get up and go.

Should you negotiate with the physical needs of the body? I think not. The body really requires sufficient daily intake of water, food, and relaxation for it to continue functioning. And if the body actually does strike (depending on how severe) the mind immediately taps into its spirit asking, “Well if I’m dying, please Lord, I pray my soul you take”, “Forgive me for . . .,” “What is the lesson to be learned here Lord?”

What does this say about the psyche and the body? I think one answer is there’s an ongoing war and negotiation process going on between them, and when one is out of sorts, or throwing a tantrum, some of the other parts just shut down, as fast as a circuit breaker, to help save your remaining components from getting fried. One thing’s for sure, like newborns need milk,

The psyche and body require ongoing care and nourishment. If they’re not fed on time, in the right amounts on a daily basis they will go on strike until you comply.

Unhappy? Don’t like olives in your salad bowl?

 The only constant is change.

When writing, treat your audience with respect

Practicing the Golden Rule is a good place to start.

When there’s respect, trust, and a genuine concern for the dignity of human beings, everyone is empowered.

One might consider the words of Dalai Lama, “Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

Another great quote that I just made up: “If you are doing good writing in the first place, you’re likely to sell more books,” so “write, write, write.”

Recognize, of course, that these behavioral value changes work, and will help enhance your happiness for about anything. Try substituting your goal in the following sentences:

  • When ___________, treat your ___________ with respect to increase __________trust.
  • When my ______________ is empowered, I am empowered.
  • If I value  ___________ it will be an asset to __________.
  • If I operate with integrity, then my _____________will respect ____________.

Change is in the air. These behavior value changes are reflected in how our society is rapidly changing, and reflects how the individual decision of being human and ethical should be addressed.