Mental / Emotional Health
We've all heard of hitting the gym and working out. I suggest that if we really want to address our health concerns that we do some working in. What I'm talking about is our beliefs and self-talk. Everyone has an inner narrator or a voice inside our heads that interprets life's events for us.
It is my firm contention that vibrant health is not just a lucky role of the genetic dice. or merely a matter of fate as some would contend. We have far more ability to influence our health than most people realize. Often, that influence starts in our minds. Our thought lives may very well be the key ingredient to finding the health breakthrough we've been looking for. As far as our health is concerned, no one can afford to neglect what's going on in their mind.
Due to the mind-body connection, the things we allow into our minds, the thoughts we ruminate on, and the emotions we experience throughout the day have a great deal to do with the quality of our physical well-being. Our brains are the control center for our bodies. However, to a large extent, it's our minds (thoughts, emotions, and will) that direct our brains.
Far too often, we hinder our health pursuits when we allow our thought lives to run on autopilot. We tend to accept all thoughts that come our way as truthful thinking. In addition, many of the faulty assumptions and limiting beliefs that we hold were formed in childhood and therefore need to be revisited and challenged.
As free-thinking, mature adults we need to take notice of, and reflect on our thought lives. We need to challenge some our limiting beliefs and retrain our minds to ruminate on more productive thoughts. Romans 12:2 tells us to "be transformed by the renewing of your minds". This leads to enhanced physical vitality and more abundant living.