Personally, I haven’t had a very joyful life. But, now I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Many times I’ve wondered what my purpose was and why I was put here on this seemingly (at times) miserable planet.
Yet, from what I’ve found through my own life experience, as hard as it seems to believe is that your life and how it’s turned out is due to your way of thinking be it positive, negative or combination of both.
It’s really difficult to see ‘we did this to ourselves’. Part of me doesn’t want to believe that. But, I think it’s true although we can’t control other people’s actions, especially world events as they happen.
‘In previous posts I talk about meditation and how to do it. But, I haven’t practiced it for quite a while. Yet, it seems every few years I start doing it again fairly regularly. I remember that meditating did help although I am in lack of words to explain how…’ ~ your author
If we have an occasional headache, we can take a headache pill. But, if we have chronic headaches, there has to be something unhealthful we are doing keeping it going.
It could be lack of nutrition in diet, a stressful job, even something one can’t quite put his finger on. In the long run, whatever ‘gets you through each day’ may not be the best strategy.
Several types of psychotherapy (also called “talk therapy” or, in a less specific form, counseling) can help people with depression [1 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml]’.
I believe there is an underlying cause to everything mental, physical and emotional. Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, legal or not may temporarily relieve stress and pain. But, substance abuse can hurt, putting us in the hospital emergency room, eventually killing us.
‘There has to be a better way, and I think I have stumbled upon it. In my opinion, how one thinks makes him happy or sad, rich or poor, and healthy or unhealthy’ ~ your author
I propose that no matter how terrible ones life has become that forcing oneself to think more positive thoughts when surrounded by a negative cloud will eventually bring or attract a positive outcome. Yet, one is not always able to do this effectively. This is not what everyone does, it is what I do.
Unfortunately, thinking negative, even if it is true things are actually ‘really bad’ will sadly attract more of the same. Now, please understand what I am telling you is my truth, not necessarily yours. Therefore, I urge you to use your own judgement, yet there is an appropriate time for seeking medical or professional help.
Source- 1 “Depression.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor. I am not a health professional or trained therapist. I do not give a diagnosis nor advice. This post is my opinion not a recommendation. There is no shame in seeking guidance from a marriage and family counselor for mental and/or emotional issues.