Most of us walk around unaware of the baggage that we carry with us on a daily basis. The argument that occurred last night, the rush hour morning traffic, or the unpleasant encounter with a customer service representative from last week. All things that no longer exist in this present moment, yet we are still carrying around with the anger and frustration from these moments as if they are happening now.
We allow negative emotions to come in and change the course of our entire day without even being aware of it. This results in a cluster of negative energy forming in our bodies. Negative emotions will occur, but that does not mean that we have to allow it to continue to reside in our bodies. Whether it is the anxiety in your chest, pain in your back, or anger in your heart, it will stay in your body until you choose to release it.
Bring awareness to the short-lived negative experiences that you allow to build up negative energy in your body. The moment you bring awareness to anything, it no longer has control over you. The next time that you experience anger or frustration, catch it in your chest before it rises to your head. Take a few deep breathes and allow it to dissipate. The negativity serves no purpose past the present moment.
We are three-part beings made up of body, mind, and spirit. We cannot choose to care for one part without caring for the others. By choosing to neglect the health of our bodies, we create more pain and suffering. A healthy lifestyle is not just about nutrition and exercise, it is also about our emotional wellness. Our bodies are vessels, precious cargo that we must listen to in order to live a healthy life. Be healthy, be happy!