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Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life? Stop Thinking!

Have you ever wondered why your life is one way, when you dream of another?

Have you ever worried that your mistakes in the past may carry into the future?

Or if you will have the resources that you need to take you where you want to go?

We all have had these thoughts. And while they may seem harmless enough, too much worry drains the body of physical health.

It’s like this: If you want the greatest physical health possible, stop the mind chatter.

Or think very little.

Much of the time, thoughts are spent worrying about the past or the future. This is a waste of mental energy.

In Chinese medicine, worry is an emotion that exhausts the digestive force in the body. It can weaken the muscles, stunt the immune system, and even generate a type of blood deficiency or anemia.

You can support the digestive force in the body by eating fermented foods on a daily basis. These are foods like homemade sauerkraut, lacto-fermented pickles, or truly fermented yogurt. If you have a difficult time breaking down certain foods, you can also take supplemental enzymes that can help with things like heartburn, bloating and even achy joints.

Another thing that you can do, and this one may surprise you, is to bounce on a mini trampoline or rebounder.

Bouncing on a mini trampoline creates a push-pull in between the layers of connective tissue within the body. When you bounce, everything moves. Bouncing tones muscles, especially those that can’t see or feel. Bouncing also unlocks areas in the body that feel stiff or painful. It fortifies the digestive system, the lymphatic system and the immune system.

By supporting the digestive energy of the body, you can counteract the effects of worry and even limit how much or how often you worry.

Of course, one of the best things to do about destructive habitual thoughts is to let go of them.

If you want to live long and live healthy, stop thinking. You will find that even though you are not thinking, you are still able to interact with your environment and with others.

When you stop thinking, worrying and wondering, you stop trying to fix yourself.

You stop processing the past and you stop getting rid of emotional baggage. You stop making ultimatums with yourself. You stop analyzing. And you stop thinking that tomorrow has the answers that you have been looking for.

Instead, you realize that you are now completely who you are. You drop the personal identity and unite with divine consciousness. You get into the present moment and come into contact with a vastness that lights you up.

The Uni-verse shapes itself around what you believe. Whatever picture you hold of yourself, whether perfect or imperfect, the Uni-verse supports.

Instead of worry, direct your concentration towards awareness and expression.

And instead of feeling tired and drained of energy, feel empowered and delighted by your own creative ability.

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Donna Gates, bestselling author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Baby Boomer Diet, is on a mission to change the way the world eats. Over the past 25 years, she has become one of the most beloved and respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet and nutrition, enjoying a worldwide reputation as an expert in candida, adrenal fatigue, autism, autoimmune diseases, weight loss and anti-aging.

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  • Dave

    Right on Donna…such sound advice. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Heather_smith7

    Does being fully present mean giving up long-term goals?

    • Connie Newell

      Hi Heather, my very most favorite woman’s name……..the “answer” is No. You just “sit” with it All. I’m a retired 70 year old nurse, living in my “meat body,” you look young, continue to try and not worry so much since nothing I ever worried about happened and things I had no plans for, did. Some were creations of mine that merely sounded like a sudden notion of “that would be fun.” One thing was a film which may sound huge since a guy, the “star” died in the middle of it, but it was just…..do the next thing. Going to make a film, call so and so and meet so and so, then I lived my life. I have written 8 zillion stories about my experiences because if you are a nurse, you have more than the average person…..got published, big deal. Never did I actually have such a thing as a goal other than to say, I’m going to nursing school. Then went. Your little ego will scream and scream like an unfed newborn. Just watch it like I do…..then in the middle of the screaming when I’m watching the birds, the idea for the next story drops in. I’m done proving myself, never thought I had to anyway, but I did need to work and thank god I was a nurse. Can I talk you into being one? I always try. You’re wrapped pretty tight about believing we get what we think about. Not necessairly true unless you’re a heroin addict. See? I’ll look at your blog and merely wanted to assure you from someone down the road that you can relax about everything. Truly do what you love and don’t marry before you’re 40 and be a nurse. :)

      • Connie Newell

        Oh, you don’t have a blog. I’ll tell my cats.

      • Heather_smith7

         Thanks for your kind words Connie! I’ll try to let go of the past and future and be present. I’m actually going into music therapy so not nursing,  but in the field of therapy :-)

  • http://beyouliveyourdream.blogspot.com/ Sarah Noel

    “Instead of worry, direct your concentration towards awareness and expression.” 

    That’s my favorite line of an entirely very good blog.  I like having something to DO to take the place of worry.  I know I worry to much.  I think way too much.  I overanalyze, plan for everything, and try to SEE anything that may come up (and have a plan for it…hence all the planning).  In many other areas of my life I consider myself a very healthy person.  I eat healthily, exercise regularly, meditate.  So this is an area I can definitely use the most improvement! 

    “The Universe shapes itself around what you believe.”  I totally agree with this!  I KNOW we get what we think about.  Yet sometimes I can’t seem to stop myself from thinking about what I don’t want.  I’m working on this though…. still working….

    Sarah
    http://beyouliveyourdream.blogspot.com/2013/01/its-perfect-youll-see.html 

  • Eva

    Thank you for that piece.

     I agree that the universe shapes itself around and supports our belief or action in what we believe at any time. Circumstances surrounding beliefs change, but whatever action is taken, the universe backs it up any time, or provides the way.

    The misconception is when misfortune happen, we tend to look back at the past and try to explain or believe that the misfortune is the result or out come of past actions, at least that is what religion teaches. Instead, let us take misfortunes as challenges to widen our horizon and scope of perception about the universe, to let us know that life is not limited to milk and honey, universe also has thorns and mountains to climb.

    Here’s embracing life and the universe!!

  • http://twitter.com/evelinehelena Eveline Almeida

    That’s a great advice. I have anxiety and sometimes it’s very difficult to just stop thinking or change the thoughts to better ones, but just reading this helped me a lot today, since I was suffering an anxiety crisis again. I just stopped feeding the thought and it stopped, but it’s a battle throughout the day. I hope someday this battle gets easier.