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“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” Buddha
Dear friends along the path,
Why our thoughts matter.
You can have thousands of thoughts in your mind each day. But do they reflect you, your innermost self? Do they make you feel agitated or compassionate? We are what we think. We can’t heal the body without healing the mind.
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you respond to this question may actually impact your health. Your mind is very powerful. And the way we think about ourselves turns into our reality. Often letting irrational thoughts determine our self-worth, beliefs, and actions. If you draw inaccurate conclusions about who you are and what you’re capable of doing, you’ll limit your potential.
Research shows that thoughts can influence the neurotransmitters in the brain. Optimism is linked to better immunity to illness while depressive thinking may be linked to reduced immunity.
The average person has about fifty thousand thoughts each day, and each thought influences the chemical messengers in your brain and how your body functions. That means your thoughts are a part of your illness and your wellness. Your thoughts are a catalyst for self-perpetuating cycles. What you think directly influences how you feel and how you behave.
The good news is you have the power to change your thoughts by shining the warm light of awareness on them.When you make the effort to change your thinking, you are also doing something that can have a positive impact on your brain and your body.
I invite you to join me for online group meditation Tuesday February 12th at 7pm or In-Person Group Meditation Thursday February 16th at 7pm, 185 Lincoln St. Suite 300 Hingham for a guided meditation on “Thoughts.”
Please contact me through the "Contact Eileen" link on the left no later than the Monday before Group Meditation to receive the Zoom link.
May your thoughts be kind and tender upon yourself and may you be surrounded by love and serenity.
“How we think affects everything from our ability to solve problems to how we understand meaning, value, and purpose.”
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