Whether stomach, lung, bronchial or skin, these eruptions of ill health affect the person feeling the ailment and also impact their families and those around them. Have you known anyone with the flu who was happy, cheerful and full of energy? On the contrary, people who are suffering from the flu are often full of woe and may feel sorry for themselves. You also feel sorry for them because you cannot stand to see your loved ones suffer.
The key to harmony in our relationships is directly connected to our relationship with ourselves. Our feelings and internal energy reflect how we manage connections and interactions with others.
Even before we are born we are involved in a relationship with our mother - our carrier into this world and all her life experiences. We are exposed to these relationship patterns energetically and become aware of them. These patterns of early childhood are what shape our relationships with others and ourselves.
Many times we find it is easy to have positive relationships with some people but not others. The triggers we have that lead to discord are deep within us and may find their roots in our childhood. On the days we are under stress or overwhelmed with work, we are more sensitive to triggers that bring up emotional discords which reflect in our relationships.
The hype of sharing and giving is instilled in us at a very young age and advertising is often focused on shopping, gatherings and parties during the holidays. In reality, this can be very stressful for many. There can be a mix of emotions and some may feel excited and enjoy the activities while others may feel overwhelmed or seek to find solace in being alone.
Feelings of loss come in many forms. A friend who recently divorced is feeling anxious about the prospect of being alone for the holidays. The death of a loved one in the family can also leave many unable to enjoy the spirit of the holidays. In times of grief, the traditions are interrupted by a sense of bereavement.
Having a quiet space and time to contemplate and reflect on our lives is essential to finding our internal peace. I liken it to a feeling of contentment with our decisions, our relationships, and ourselves.
Throughout our lives, we experience moments of distress, exhaustion‚ anxiety and depression. Life can be overwhelming and if something stressful and unexpected occurs, it can feel as though that one incident turns into “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. You may feel overburdened with feelings of desperation and hopelessness. Whether you are conscious of it or not, you need strategies to help you cope and provide optimism for a better outcome. You may also need people to provide support in achieving the best possible state of wellbeing.