Positive vs. Negative: How both affect our health

As humans, we have all gone through times in our lives that make us happy, sad, or even depressed.  We are hosts of a bundle of emotions that at times we can't even control.  When we experience such emotions, our body will release specific chemicals. We have all heard of serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin when we are feeling good (yup! that same feeling when you listen to Nina Simone's Feeling Good song!) that's a chemical reaction right there.  On the other hand, when you are upset, pissed, infuriated, stressed (whatever you wanna call it) cortisol is released into your system to put it full gear into survival mode.  Aren't we biologically amazing?  I think we are!

Now, have you ever wondered what takes place inside our bodies when we feed our mind and soul with negative thoughts?  Are you conscious of how your body is thankful to you when you adopt a positive mentality?  Do you know what happens when there is a neutral state of feelings and you are neither negative or positive?

Yes, there is duality in the world we live in.  There's the wrong and the right, the black and white, the ying and the yang or there is indeed a negative and a positive. The brain is our most powerful biological tool we own so when we decide for one, or the other, it will react accordingly. So, a good question to make ourselves would be: Are positive and negative things and reactions innate?  Or are we responsible for making them positive or negative? 

The only negative or positive happenings that we go through are the ones we catalogue and file in our brains as such. As different human beings with different outlooks of life, we all have a different perception of "black and white". We have the power to make things affect us in a positive way or in a negative way. If we are sensible enough to how it will affect our health when we stay on the negative side of things, that same awareness will help us accept each experience for what it is and learn to get stronger and better. Easier said than done, right?  Granted, there are many people that are unable to be positive all the time, but maybe understanding exactly what happens to your body and your health when you are negative will serve as motivation.

You might not be able to see the profound effects that your mind has on your physical self due to the straight connection between them both.  Having a positive outlook upon challenges we have going on in our daily life and our emotional being will have a positive impact on your health.  On the contrary, being self-destructive and not having the capacity of deal with such issues in a positive way will lead us into an unhealthy lifestyle.

Essentially composed by energy, our cellular memory is able to store those emotions and experiences in our bodies. Emotional scars, as some might call them, are happenings of the past that hurt even to a physical level when we recall them.  They make us cry through memories and even put us in a self-destruct mode.  Studies have shown that this happens because you have entrapped energy from that particular experience in that particular area of your body where the pain is triggered.  Look at the following chart to understand easily what you are doing to yourself every time you stay on the negative:

Emotional pain spots


"You need to let it go" Does that phrase ring a bell?  Yup, we have either heard it one too many times or we have applied it on people we care about (even if we are unable to let go ourselves.)  It's easier said than done sometimes, I know.  The point is, sometimes we miss the point, as redundant as that may sound.  It's not about moving on, it's about that exact moment and the revolution you are causing inside your own body.  You do not have to be a yoga guru or a meditation expert to be in touch with inner self, but you do need to pay attention to when your body is trying to communicate something to you.

I've been able to deal with chronic pain in many ways.  Whether it is going to the chiro for some electrotherapy, exercising, analgesics, yoga, you name it. I have been able to get rid of most of the pain, at least conceal it a bit, however it's until I deal with my emotions that the healing truly kicks in. Addressing my unconscious thoughts towards things going on around me and how they affect my emotions have allowed me to grow more relaxed to my surroundings as well as making all physical pain in my body disappear.

Try it! Next time when you feel sick and are experiencing pain or tightness in any part of your body, it is because it's trying to tell you something or raise a red flag for you to notice. Actually, did you know that feelings you get from verbal expressions of anger, hate and even jealousy will transport toxins into your body.  Research shows that if those toxins accumulate for more than 60 min they can exterminate up to 80 guinea pigs.  Can you believe that?  Bet you didn't know how bad it could get if you feed yourself with negativity, huh?

The answer to this problem has been composed in many songs such as "Hero" by Mariah Carey. Yes! You guessed it.  The answer is inside of you.  We all have the power within to pull through and to face everything that life throws at us with positivity and intelligence. It's all about educating ourselves to have the proper perception of things. When you are facing a difficult situation ask yourself the following questions:

1.How can this help me to be better?

2.Is there a learning opportunity in this?

Don't believe you will get sick all the time, but believe you won't. Don't believe the pain will overcome you, but believe you will heal inside out to ease the pain. Don't say 'I cannot do this' but say I will do this.  Why? Because you can!