HEALTH TIPS, By Dr. Kathleen Boisen
It is an expression we have all heard, someone is either “a glass half full… or glass half empty” kind of person. It is a question of perception, philosophy and sheer determination to decide how you want to perceive the world. This is an interesting concept since as humans we are all born with a negative tilt. This negative tilt is part of our briain’s functioning to help us survive. We had to remember the bad situations, there were no sign posts or warning labels; so remember how things can go wrong and you’ll be safe with better survival rates. That’s our evolution.
I would like to introduce a different perception. There is one more glass, and it is full of mystery because it is a self determined container of how you want your reality to be.
If you are feeling too negative, and its always half empty for you… pour it out. Literally let go of that concept and fill the entire glass with a positive direction. If your glass is already half full, danger-danger, the other half could become full of negativity. Therefore, the solution as I have recently understood, is to be a glass always full of directed positivity kind of person. Sounds unachievable perhaps, and you might think this article is really call Hell Tips rather than Health tips, but I have an instruction book for you to read that will back me up.
Our local author, Rhonda Byrne has written several books, The Magic is one that shifted much of my perception on how to be a positive human being. Like most people I have wrestled with the negativity in my day, the world, and my own thoughts. I have told myself many times, “be positive” but often it didn’t connect. It was like saying “be a light bulb” because a positive state must be somehow identified.
Then while reading The Magic, I discovered a simple directive. Gratitude. Yes, it can be an actual verb, a doing, an experiencing of gratitude with millions of possibilities. Gratitude is giving thanks, and without it we cut ourselves off from the magic and from receiving. Ungratefulness is what fills the void if gratefulness.is absent. And the state of being ungrateful is actually a form of taking. When we take things for granted we are unintentionally taking from ourselves, and blocking our potential good. Therefore the true opposite of negativity is Gratitude. Continue Reading →