Thought for today:
"We prevent burning out in this stressful world by doing the right thing the best way we can, by keeping our cool whenever under pressure and by going with the flow of our body and conscience. Harmony and balance between these three crucial aspects of life is essential towards making one healthy and happy and starts from the very first and last thought of our day.
There is a correlation between THINKING, FEELING and DOING within the body workings of every person, and these three combined aspects of our functioning goes to make up our behavioural response pattern. Each of us have a predominance in either Thinking, Feeling or Doing, which distinquishes from another how we behave in certain circumstances.
One person may be predominantly 'A THINKER,' another 'A FEELER' (an emotional person) and the third type of person, 'A DOER.' This means that all three types both perceive and react to all situations in different ways. They will usually identify to you, very early into their conversation with you, which type they are by their very nature whenever describing a problem situation. Let's say that the problem involves the danger of all three committing suicide. One will say, 'I frequently THINK there is no point in going on because...............', another might say, 'I FEEL so bad, it's terrible, I FEEL it's not worth living, I FEEL like ending it!' Whereas the third type of person, without any verbal warning, will just DO it!
This process begins within us with a THOUGHT from which we formulate a FEELING and then harness the combination into determined ACTION (or DOING). When the THOUGHT is positive, so is the FEELING that immediately follows it, and more likely will be the ACTION that follows that . When he THOUGHT is negative, so is the FEELING that immediately follows it, and more likely will be the subsequent ACTION. It is physiologically impossible for the mind to produce a positive THOUGHT, immediately followed by a negative FEELING and vice versa. In short, you cannot THINK good about anything/anybody and as a consequence, then immediately FEEL bad about what you initially thought good.
It is important to know what type a person is whenever one is in the process of offering them advice or a solution. A THINKING person will philosophically be more willing to accept both your advice and method of resolution if you describe your advice in THINKING terms and offer them THINKING procedures to resolve their problem. Likewise, a FEELING person will always respond to advice couched in FEELING terms and are more likely to follow the suggestion of FEELING ways to resolve their problem. Lastly, the third type of person requires DOING methods (task orientated) to resolve their problem: ie telling them that they will be much happier with their life and find it more bearable if they start going out more and DOING this or that.
Should any of the three above types not receive acceptable advice and help with their problem behaviour, THINKING, FEELING and DOING imbalance will occur. The THINKING person will probably be referred to a psychiatrist for help, the FEELING person to a therapist or emotional counsellor, and the DOING person to some form of group which provides the opportunity for re-balancing their THINKING, FEELING and DOING through group exercise participation.
The sooner we can learn to trust the vibes we get and start to work with the forces that surround us and the knowledge at our disposal, the quicker our confidence and self assurance will grow and the better person we shall become; the person we were meant to be. Good health and happiness are the closest of friends and usually stick together throughout life. Energy doesn't lie, and both its presence or absence are reliable indicators of the state of our overall health. When we come to respect our own body it will serve us more honestly. We will be able to read its needs more accurately and attend to all its wants; ensuring we will live less stressfully, more healthily and ever longer.
I know not how much longer I have to live anymore than any of you, but what I do know with every breath of my being, is that holding the above positive views will enable me to live longer than I otherwise would have done. I also strongly believe that if history has taught mankind anything worthy, it is that in the end, goodness shall prevail and overcome. I once heard a tale where life asked death, 'Why do people love me, but hate you?' Death responded, 'Because you are a beautiful lie and I am an ugly and painful truth!'
So please, always remain positive and hopeful in your fellow being and in all the things you say and do. Always remember that the death of a dream, the death of a cause is only the end if you assume that the story is about you alone.
I will end this post with a quotation from the Greek scholar and philosopher, Epicurus, who deals with the three big subjects of fear, death and self within mankind's overall experiences and existence: 'Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?' " William Forde: July 14th, 2016.