Science has identified three healing emotions and feelings of body and soul: gratitude, love and faith. These emotions and feelings can be cultivated to feel happier, more creative, improve relationships with others, and better resist infections and diseases.
Emmanuel Pascal, the author of the 3 emotions that heal tells you how.
What are these emotions?
Here are the three central emotions that heal and their corollaries that allow them to be summoned:
* Faith : carelessness, prayer, optimism, hope, courage, letting go, fluidity, trust, receptivity, doubt, devotion, protection.
* Love : politeness, honesty, respect, service, understanding, kindness, compassion, sharing, self-giving, tenderness, forgiveness, attachment, unconditional love.
The 3 dimensions of emotion
Emotion is not a thought, it is bodily and has several components:
– Neurophysiological : the vector of emotion is the autonomic nervous system. The emotion is transmitted via the hormones, chemical messengers that travel in the blood, inform remote receivers and induce physiological states.
– Expressive : the emotion is visible and understandable by the muscular movement and the expression of the face.
– Subjective : it is colored by our judgment, linked to our past experiences. Faced with the same stimulus, two people will not have the same emotion. The emotion is to be differentiated from the feeling which is of the order of thought and which does not have its physiological component, it is not visible from the outside because it remains at the level of the spirit but it succeeds to the emotion and can also cause an emotion.
How to use these emotions to be happy and improve one’s health?
We use the human capacity to provoke emotions through thought. In the same way that the recall of a painful event is able to make us cry, to evoke a situation that has aroused a happy emotion makes us feel it again. Real or fictional, it does not matter. What counts at this stage is the happy feeling and intense feeling. In addition, observing an inner feeling reinforces the scope and physiological power. Your brain likes comfort and these emotions are comfortable for him. He will remember it better and will come back to it.
With heart coherence, you add a physiological reward to the reward of positive feeling. Indeed, the cardiac coherence induces a nervous and emotional regulation which itself causes a state of physical comfort. By practicing heart coherence while feeling positive, you reward yourself for feeling the positive emotion! Your heart and your body will love. Your brain will love. He will learn very quickly! Imagine a child who is gratified every time he plays or laughs with him. He is likely to become a happy child.
In your brain, what’s going on? You have strengthened the network of neurons of the brain circuits concerned by this emotion. In other words, you have widened the path to emotion. You have cleared it and you have improved the markup. Therefore, it will be easier to borrow the next time a situation allows the expression. Gradually, you will acquire emotional reflexes. The path will seem more tempting and you will walk it more often. You will know the details like your pocket and will borrow it willingly. This is how sweetness, contentment, confidence and other healing emotions will gradually become the dominant traits of your personality.
The healing emotion will become second nature and you will be happy to see it from time to time as many cardiac coherence practitioners have done. There are, of course, side effects to this medication. But it’s for a good cause. You may notice less tolerance for the negative emotions that come to you. Not negative events but negative emotions. When they show up, they will not be pleasant and you will tend to let them settle down. It’s normal. When you get used to comfort, it’s hard to let go.
Example: cultivate the feeling of being loved
Through brain imaging, it has been observed that the feelings of altruism, compassion and happiness for the other, dear to Buddhism, are related to intense activity of the left prefrontal cortex, an area implicated in feelings of well-being. positive emotions and recoil from negative emotions. In traditional Buddhist practice, it is recommended to start by stimulating one’s own aspiration for happiness and then extending it to others. First of all dear ones, then other beings, friends or enemies, humans, animals and plants. We find the same recommendation in the mouth of Christ: “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Such advice puts self-love as the foundation of universal love. Psychology confirms the crucial importance of self-esteem as a basis for mental balance and any harmonious relationship. One can only love healthily from the love received and the feeling of being loved oneself. The great monotheistic religions such as Hinduism, Judaism or Christianity celebrate the unconditional love of God for men. Altruism and compassion are the keys to happiness for Buddhists just as the love of neighbor is the key to God’s kingdom for Christians. These feelings are inseparable from that of being loved and gratitude.
At Harvard, Dr. McClelland asked people to meditate thinking of all those in their lives who had been good to them. The number of T cells (marker of the quality of immunity) increased in these people in significant proportions.
Like Dr. McClelland’s guinea pigs, we can focus for a few moments on all those who loved us, cared for or cared for us, or simply served us. The back straight, let’s practice a full and regular breathing preferably in frequency six.
At any time, we can improve our well-being by feeling the emotions and feelings that this love has given us.