Physical Pain Should be Paid Attention To

Headaches, muscle aches, numbness, chest tightness, fatigue and weakness….

Insomnia, nervousness, trouble focusing your mind, trouble resting and relaxing….

Trouble eating, weight gain, extreme weight loss, chronic bowel problems, chronic pain….

People struggle through each day, dragging themselves out of bed. Dreading waking up in the morning, to endure another day of trying to keep other people from complaining.

Our reptilian brain ( triunal brain theory) is designed to protect us. The main function of this part of your brain is to protect you from danger. It is primal and the over-riding primal drive is for survival.

Anything the reptilian brain sees as a threat gets sent to the “fight or flight” system. This is where the amygdala activates the process of chemicals being sent throughout your body.

These chemicals include adrenaline and cortisol. The fight or flight mode was never designed for constant or continuos activation.

Stress filled lifestyle and anxiety disorders cause too much cortisol to be sent into the body , too often. This has detrimental affects on nearly every system in your body.

As you are reading this, you are thinking of your life and how a typical day goes for you. But that is the problem. ….

Society is so brainwashed that the phrase “how a typical day goes for you” makes sense and seems like a normal thing to say.

We should be able to compose our days, like a musical composer creates a symphony. We should have more freedom and more power to make our days the way we want them to be.

You should be spending your time thinking of new ideas, new concepts, new methods and original techniques to do things.

There is too much emphasis on “the way things have always been done.”

There are too many restrictions on our individuality, and our ability to try new ways to do things.

The “original thinkers”  are considered weird, non-compliant and “difficult,” even when their ideas are ingenious.

We are pressured to follow the ways of those who came before us, and the ways dictated by the  “powers that be.”

All of this ….forcing people into routines… and making us run on automatic pilot, has consequences.

….stress, anxiety disorders, depression, pain in both the body and the mind.

The body is what your spirit inhabits. Your soul has been assigned to live within this body .  But your body is not all of who you are, nor is it detached  from who you are.

Have you ever driven someplace, only to come to consciousness while you are driving, and not know where you are for a few seconds? Have you ever passed the turn to your destination because you had gone into a trance-like state while you were driving?

We were not designed to live in “automatic pilot”  mode …existing merely to repeat the same dull, or painful routines every day.

Even animals vary their routines. They adapt with their environment and respond to the needs of their bodies.

Your aches, pains and chronic fatigue are telling you that something is wrong. These are like emotions of the body.

Our emotions and our pains are speaking to us. If we cannot listen, and make changes….alter our patterns of living, then we will eventually develop illness and didease.

Listen to your pain and to your physical discomfort. Your body is trying to integrate with your mind, emotions and your soul. It is letting you know that the parts of your being are fractured.

Psychological problems manifest in the body. Physical illness and disease will cause psychological and mental pain. Our emotions tie everything together.

Be kind and compassionate with yourselves, and to others. There is no meaningless pain. It is all significant.

 

Blessings,

Annie

gentlekindnesscoachimg.com

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mentalbreakinprogress
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 05:31:19

    So true! When I quit my job in August, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do exactly but the place was so toxic after 2 years I just couldn’t take it anymore…I felt like I had failed but at the same time I felt a weight lifted. That feeling was more liberating and attractive then spending another second under that cloud…I am finally getting back into the work force and it feels great. Leaving a bad situation makes you stronger and more confident for the right one 🙂 Great read!

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  2. Akhila
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 08:16:59

    in fact i rarely cared my body crying.. so my body was a kind of tuned to it.. it didn’t got worried with hits and burns.. (any way not any severe things)..
    But definitely, if any thing aches me severely, I will have to take care of it as you said.. definitely a great post..:)

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    • gentlekindness
      Jan 18, 2016 @ 05:07:01

      Thank you for sharing. 🙂 I wish you blessings on your healing path.
      Annie – gentlekindnesscoaching.com – coaching for healing from narcissistic abuse

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      • Akhila
        Jan 18, 2016 @ 06:47:10

        oh my god.. nothing like that. As i already mentioned I have nothing to be worried so far..anyway thanks for your care..what I was trying to say is like ‘your body and mind behave in a manner in which you treat them or tune them” I am so far pretty happy and tuned to almost everything..:)

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  3. Ben Naga
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 12:50:18

    “Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.” – May Sarton

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  4. Mary Cathleen Clark
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 15:53:06

    I took early retirement recently to escape a job that had ground me down until there was nothing left of the me who was important–the creative me. It means less money coming in, but the trade off was well worth it.

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