Ed Balls MP senior minister has finally revealed the extent of the current economic crisis and its potential impact. Such statement creates an impact on our psychology and in turn on our emotions. Given time and replaying of the same message on our 24/7 media machines will inevitably generate some level of anxiety and concern on individuals.
These fears will over time turn to sentiments of anger and anxiety. Especially when we have the public humiliation of Bankers as the Politicians grill them, and realise the impact of their greed driven decision is having on all of us.
Anxiety, anger, fear, stress and worry will all impact our mental well being. Already we have been exposed to a roller coaster of highs and lows over the past 6 months, with banking crisis starting in September, followed by the Obama euphoria, soon displaced at the carnage in Gaza and now again news of impending depression and the long awaited stimulus package from the USA.
Mental or psychological distress have been shown to impact on our physical and emotional health . The exercise below demonstrates how thoughts can generate emotions, with thoughts of soup-kitchens, long lines of unemployed, shortage of basic requirements all create emotions within us. Many of us are not actively aware of this process and can not explain why we may be feeling “down” or “blue”. Meditation such mindfulness and Symran both enable the practitioner to become aware of their psychological patterns, or to put it in other words, your mental thinking habits. Upon becoming aware we have the ability to chose, do I follow or keep these thoughts, or to change them? This most empowering of realisation is both liberating and creative.
From victim to creator (by Dav Panesar)
Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)
Symran (by Dav Panesar)