Finding the Best or Optimal State of Self
Like the Constant body temperature found in all of us at 36.9 degrees centigrade for best performance for our body system, I believe there is a constant state of frequency that our heart and mind can reach for best or optimal performance of our self or being.
After going through the mill so to speak, now coming to almost half a century of living and learning at this time of writing, I am ready to share my personal discoveries that has shaped my heart and mind. I believe it may help others to become better equipped in this fast changing world to not just succeed but become a happy and resourceful people for whatever challenges each new era will bring. Perhaps I have written it for myself to remind me of the many truths and principles that I have learnt for I believe I have another half a century or less to apply them.
Feel a Godly love for all men.
When you can love all men despite them being a stranger to you or they are not related to you in any way, you immediately expand your circle of friends and will receive increased love in return. Love is an energy that needs to flow. Like the rivers that stop flowing and collect in a dead sea, the power of love can be lost when we selfishly try to get more of it and give less or nothing in return. Without the feeling of Godly love to all men, we feel instead that the world owes us a living. Everything begins to narrow down to a selfish personal motive. This feeling adversely narrows our minds and does not allow the limitless possibilities of the brain to function. We will find ourselves stuck to fixed patterns of behavior of the primal man, to merely survive instead of being able to enjoy the full potential of his being. Like the shift from the middle ages to the period of enlightenment, men are able to create abundance for all to share, to overcome all problems and challenges that beset Men and free us all from the bondage of limited mind sets.
All these and more simply from a feeling of love of All Men. Societies and civilizations will achieve more if the hearts of it's people can be filled with this love. It will generate more collaboration and the resulting collective genius will enable all to achieve more. This is the result of the belief in the principle of Abundance. The opposite feeling of hate and envy can set back the civilization hundreds to thousands of years behind as internal and external wars and strife continuously disrupt the minds of its people to become more creative and effective. Without a loving and peaceful environment, men are put back into their primal state, to only fend for himself and survive. That is a very very sad state of Man where his unlimited potential becomes capped because the potential of his mind is influenced by survival instincts alone. This is the result of the belief in the principle of Scarcity.
I have always felt comfortable being with my fellow men. I have always shown keen interest in their lives for I know I can learn much from their collection of rich and unique experiences. They are my living text books and a constant inspiration. I tend to highlight their goodness even though I am aware their mind is not fully aware of their faults.
Get Physical when your mind is weak.
The mind is not always in a permanent state of best performance. Thus if we find ourselves trying very hard to think through a problem without any forthcoming solutions or that we are getting depressed due to the burden of the unsolved problem in our minds, get physical!
A simple exercise of going out for a walk or run will clear and loosen the mind. Walking or running puts the mind and body into a more optimal state of interaction or coordination. I suppose the exercise mode increases blood flow which is ideal for the brain to function optimally. The increased activity of the physical body also brings about a chemical effect in our brain that helps us to become more alert or aroused with the benefit of clear thinking of the mind which was previously clogged with over thinking.
Besides exercise, one can simply embark into a project that involves more physical activity such as carpentry, clearing out the old shelves and drawers, house maintenance, gardening etc. Not only does the project change the physical body state to become more conducive for the mind to function, the brain itself becomes now preoccupied with more refreshing thoughts of exercising creativity if you're trying to make an object in carpentry for example. If its just a maintenance project where the work is more mundane and routine, the conscious mind does get a good break, giving a chance for the subconscious mind to kick in and fill the mind with more ideas and options than otherwise thought of.