MENTAL AND SPIRTUAL HEALTH
Dis-ease may contribute to disease.
Conversely, combined with medicine, positive mindset is empowering.
Exhale = Expire
Breath = Respire
Inhale = Inspire
Spiritual well-being begins with respiration,
the root being spire/spirit,
the dynamic energy interplay
connecting the physical body with the universe.
While otherwise still,
breathing that is slow, deep, smooth, and rhythmic
relaxes us while improving oxygenation and blood pressure.
It brings awareness to the present here and now.
It starts with the dialogue between one's ears.
Bliss comes from within.
Appreciation of Others
Focus on What One Has
Positive Social Comparison
INNER DIALOGUE EXAMPLES
I have so much in life to be thankful for.
I'm really thankful for family, friends, co-workers, tribe.
I reflect on how fortunate I am to have basic things like fresh air, water, food, clothing, shelter, and freedom.
When I see natural beauty I feel awestruck.
I use rituals to remind myself to be grateful.
I enjoy life as it is; now is a gift called the present.
Uncertain of the future, I live now to the fullest.
When I see someone less fortunate than myself I realize how lucky I am.