sexta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2017

Lidar com a dor

Dor? Remedio nela. Não é bem assim.
Que aviso ela está dando para nosso corpo e mente?

Não podemos nos desconectar deles, e a dor é um mensageiro. Veja que post interessante 
September 22, 2017

The Message of Pain
Valuable Information

by Madisyn Taylor

Both emotional and physical pain are messages that we need to stop and pay attention.

When we feel pain, our first impulse is often to eradicate it with medication. This is an understandable response, but sometimes in our hurry to get rid of pain, we forget that it is the body's way of letting us know that it needs our attention. A headache can inform us that we're hungry or stressed just as a sore throat might be telling us that we need to rest our voice. If we override these messages instead of respond to them, we risk worsening our condition. In addition, we create a feeling of disconnectedness between our minds and our bodies.

Physical pain is not the only kind of pain that lets us know our attention is needed. Emotional pain provides us with valuable information about the state of our psyche, letting us know that we have been affected by something and that we would do well to focus our awareness inward. Just as we tend to a cut on our arm by cleaning and bandaging it, we treat a broken heart by surrounding ourselves with love and support. In both cases, if we listen to our pain we will know what to do to heal ourselves. It's natural to want to resist pain, but once we understand that it is here to give us valuable information, we can relax a bit more, and take a moment to listen before we reach for medication. Sometimes this is enough to noticeably reduce the pain, because its message has been heard. Perhaps we seek to medicate pain because we fear that if we don't, it will never go away. It can be
empowering to realize that, at least some of the time, it is just a matter of listening and responding.

The next time you feel pain, either physical or emotional, you might want to try listening to your own intuition about how to relieve your pain. Maybe taking a few deep breaths will put an end to that headache. Perhaps writing in your journal about hurt feelings will ease your heart. Ultimately, the message of pain is all about healing.

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quinta-feira, 20 de julho de 2017

Diferentes habilidades geram resultados similares

Muitas vezes eu tento explicar que o ser humano se destaca por usar ferramentas. Esta semana uma republicação na TV de reportagem de um jornal mostrou macacos-prego na caatinga brasileira usando ferramentas rudimentares. Quem sabe em 100.000 anos eles tenham uma civilização própria. Se não os destruirmos antes.

Voltando ao tema, encontrei hoje um artigo da Madsyn Taylor do Daily Om, que faz uma analogia com remos, ao invés de ferramentas.

Some of us use our high IQs to get where we want to go. Some of use our smiles, others use kindness, a gift with language, or athletic ability. Some of these qualities we were born with and others are skills we have learned. Considering this metaphor in light of your own life can be very enlightening. What tools are you using to get from point A to point B in your life? Chances are, you and the people you know have used many different tools in various combinations throughout your lives to get where you needed to go. Just as with oars or paddles, a balanced approach is best. If you rely too much on one thing, like beauty, to open doors, you fail to be well-rounded and you may eventually lose your equilibrium. And if you lose that one quality, you have no paddle at all. This is inspiration to develop multiple tools to navigate your world.

Olhando para carreiras e vidas de amigos e familiares, vejo que muitos deles(as) usaram seus sorrisos, gentilezas, caridade, habilidade física ou atlética para chegar onde queriam. Não precisamos ficar presos a comportamentos ou ferramentas únicas.

(reportagem mencionada da FOLHA SP de 12/07/2016 e repetida pelo Fantastico de 16/07/2017 / descoberta de Tiago Falotico e Eduardo Ottoni - USP)