Most of us have experienced an exorbitant amount of anguish, stress, and anxieties lately. When we are under stress, our bodies produce high amounts of stress hormones, which in turn, suppress our immune functions dramatically. In other words, the more we’re stressed out we are, the more likely we will catch this horrific virus.
But how could we be Not anxious and Not worried in the height of the covid drama? Throughout the pandemic, the dominant theme of society was “fear.” The media have done a remarkable job in pushing us toward a state of fear, adding far more dramas onto the drama itself.
As FDR postulated, fear is the worst sucker of all. Let’s not give in to fear, regardless how much the media shouts at us to stay fearful. Since fear is an emotional reaction when we perceive potential threats, there’s nothing really “tangible” in the sense of fear.
Maybe now is the best time to take a good care of our emotional/perceptive fields by actively replacing the negatives with the positives. Let’s make a conscious effort to choose hope over fear, smile over frowning, and compassion to our wounded selves and others. Feeling good in the midst of adversities is a pretty cool thing to experience. It takes a lot of practice, but certainly doable. Daily spiritual tune-in will provide extra fuels in restoring your emotional health.