Food, sex, wealth, these are the things of the devil? So why do all our righteous leaders have them?
On healing… With awareness of your mood and what it means, you can develop a touch as they say, a sense for how you are contacting people and the world around you, and even trace the source of any distressing feeling as originating from your own thought, or extending from your environment. Then use that mood state as a guide for how to adjust your energy, how to shift your focus, even manage your behavior in extreme cases.
I noticed that my mood would shift from one day to the next, and I’d think that no obvious events caused it. I started looking for where it came from. And what did you find? Often, it was from a point of view I got into. Point of view is always defined by focus of view. People lose track of that, like trying to force the eye without considering what the eye is or why it does what it does.
I always know exactly where my mood came from, and I found it odd that other people don’t. Maybe it’s a male/female thing. Anyone can misjudge it, but men do tend to take a reductionist view of their moods.
Many people just automatically blame someone or something. Which may be in error. It could be you just had too much coffee so it schews your view of someone else’s fleeting comment, and then trouble happens. Like watching a car accident, it can be avoided. Centering practice helps.
Though voice and body signals can be misread as well. Yes, indeed. I tend to close my hands when I am fearful instead of angry. It makes it look like I’m making fists, but when I am really frightened my palms begin to itch and even burn. Pressure relieves that.
I get paranoid over comments sometimes. I start analysing too much why it came across that way. Paranoia is heightened anxiety. It doesn’t have to be linked to any agency, but you will often make one up when you feel like that.
I just wish I wasn’t so paranoid. The secret of freedom from paranoia is this, train yourself out of trying to read ahead socially. Wait and see what things mean. It’s the only way you are ever going to actually know anyway. It’s the only way any of us know.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.