Thriving Not Surviving: Conflicts of the Mind Reflected in Conflicts in the Body

I have been listening to a Deepak Chopra talk (chopracenter@chopra.com), his words resonated with me and have inspired this post….

‘Stress, that which interferes with the spontaneous flow of nature’s intelligence…’

Deepak Chopra speaks of the divine and the diabolical within each of us and how our lives can be painfully hijacked by inner conflict which is the key ingredient for external conflict and for suffering. ‘Inner chaos’, feelings of separation, insecurity, loneliness, fear, anxiety, disappointment, doubt, frustration, guilt and blame can take a grip internally and impact on our relationships, sleep, productivity, wellbeing and health, radically reducing our quality of life.  Low grade consistent stress creates inflammation in the body resulting in behavioural disturbances and illness and over decades can create disease.

Most of us will at times be wishing to find peace within ourselves; to feel nourished, secure, content, a feeling of pleasure and lightness. Deepak Chopra reminds us that meditation, breathing life and energy into places of pain and blockage can slowly over time help us to resolve our inner conflict and to witness our deeper self; our source of deep intuition and creativity.

He suggests 7 tools for alleviating stress

  1. Massage

Lomilomi massage is widely thought to be the most relaxing of massages as the full body, rhythmic, hypnotic strokes under infra-red heaters allow the body to feel safe, contained and nurtured to encourage deep relaxation and a more peaceful state.

  1. Sleep
  2. Exercise (10,000 steps a day as a guide)
  3. Mind/body co-ordination such as yoga/breathing work (see Stroud based Emma Tiley, Lisa Taylor and Frankie Duggan)
  4. Music
  5. Laughter
  6. Meditation

Finally, if we can all work towards forgiving ourselves and forgiving others who have caused us and loved ones to suffer, for our own benefit because we require peace within ourselves to thrive….

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