Emotional stress, clutter and distress change chemistry of the body, causing symptoms like high blood pressure, overeating or under eating, insomnia, depression, to name just a few.
Emotional debris can and will alter the quality of your life, at all levels: internal well-being, family life, work environment and community.
What creates your internal emotional debris?
Everything that you have not allowed to fully clear your system: childhood experiences, un-shared feelings, a job you do not like, a kid not doing well in school, not enough money, finances, the death of someone dear, not enough time, too much to do, too many requirements, an illness, moving from a house to another, from a city to another, not getting what you want, not having a life partner, something that happened 30 ago.
We are equipped to experience a remarkably wide array of feelings, from despair and anger to elation and unconditional love.
However, we are not equipped to store painful and unresolved emotions for weeks, months, years or decades. Un-cleared and unreleased, these stored emotions create many health problems and can ultimately cause a heart attack, depression or a chain of physical injuries.
There is a book that I highly recommend if you tend to worry about your loved ones, diseases, work, relationships, weather, wars, money and everything else. Here’s and excerpt from Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” :
‘A few years ago, I spent my vacation motoring through Texas and New Mexico with Dr. O. F. Gober—one of the medical executives of the Santa Fe railway. His exact title was chief physician of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Hospital Association. We got to talking about the effects of worry, and he said: Seventy per cent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they only got rid of their fears and worries.
Don’t think for a moment that I mean that their ills are imaginary,” he said. “Their ills are as real as a throbbing toothache and sometimes a hundred times more serious. I refer to such illnesses as nervous indigestion, some stomach ulcers, heart disturbances, insomnia, some headaches, and some types of paralysis. “These illnesses are real. I know what I am talking about,” said Dr. Gober, “for I myself suffered from a stomach ulcer for twelve years. “Fear causes worry. Worry makes you tense and nervous and affects the nerves of your stomach and actually changes the gastric juices of your stomach from normal to abnormal and often leads to stomach ulcers.”
Did you get what Dr. Gober said? “Seventy per cent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they only got rid of their fears and worries.” So the events and challenging times of our lives do not create our emotional turmoil and pain. It is what we CHOOSE to do when faced with one of these challenges.
This understanding shifts the paradigm a little, doesn’t it?