The heart has a wisdom that is undeniable and HEARTMATH is the answer we need during times of high, emotional stress. Do you think we all need a dose of more love, more heart, more compassion? HEARTMATH, its time has come, its time is now.
GUEST POST: Sara Childre, President of the HeartMath Institute
| Are whisper thoughts running through your head from the time you get up until you go to sleep? These can be a constant source of energy drain. Let’s take a deeper look and explore some suggestions that can help.
Most of us are familiar with long running whisper thoughts and feelings that constantly stream through our awareness – whether we are at home, at work, sleeping, or riding in an Uber. Most whisper thoughts move through quickly if we don’t feed them, yet occasionally a thought will snag our focus and begin to loop and grow in feeling. “Downer” thought projections especially can own us for hours and it’s humorous how we can be aware of this, yet can’t seem to do much to manage it. (That is, until from our heart, we decide that we can.)
Downer thoughts can crash the effectiveness of a whole day or longer, once they expand into anger, harsh judgments, or hurt feelings and guilt for feeling that way. Even constructive thought loops can become hyperactive at a time when our focus in the moment needs to be on sensitive projects or issues. These unintended distractions can often result in mistakes and re-do’s along with the anxiety and worry that this can trigger.
Renewing Heart Qualities Can Offset Stress
On the positive side, many of our whisper thoughts and feelings renew us and support our best. We can benefit by creating the conscious habit of noticing and energizing renewing thoughts and feelings. It’s also helpful to take some time each day to consciously engage in higher vibrational thoughts and actions, such as kindness, gratitude, compassion, helping others, etc. These renewing heart qualities help to offset the stress accumulation from the taxing thought loops and feelings that strain our ability to reason and make comfortable choices.Managed Concern Versus Worry and Fear
Many people are finding it helpful to practice shifting their feelings of worry and fear into the attitude of managed concern. Managed concern is an emotionally balanced state of concern that connects us with a clearer view and effective reasoning. Worry and fear tend to overpower our access to effective reasoning and perception. They especially dim our heart’s intuitive suggestions, which can be critical at times. Excessive worry is one of the stealthiest ways we sabotage our well-being, and then worry more because we can’t figure out what caused the problem. We can take charge of this once our heart’s commitment supports our mind’s intention.
I have found that practicing managed concern along with engaging in renewing heart qualities, such as kindness, patience and compassion with myself and others to be most helpful for balancing my energy expenditures. We can be under pressure at times, but often it presses us to finally realize that we have more power in most cases than we assumed over how we choose to feel and respond to life’s situations. My perception is that this available power resides within our heart’s natural intuitive intelligence. The better world we are looking for is waiting for the merger and partnership between our heart and mind. It’s up to each of us.
With care, Sara Childre, President, HeartMath Institute
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