Do Our Minds Need a Spring Cleaning?
By Dr. Howard Peiper –
Spring is in the air and many of us take time out to spring clean our homes, garages, etc to get rid of all the clutter and dirt we have accumulated over the past seasons. But as we go about doing this, have we considered giving our minds a spring clean too, to get rid of any emotional clutter and junk we may have accumulated?
We would be amazed at the kind of baggage we pick up over the seasons of our lives. These include esteem and confidence issues, lost identities, unresolved issues (past or present), poor personal boundaries and standards, negative emotions (fear, shame, blame, hatred, anger, resentment, etc.), unmet needs, inner conflicts and much more. And when we factor in the fact that many of us become emotionally battered and bruised through our challenging and/or painful life experiences, it is easy to see how we can end up amassing excessive weight of the emotional kind consciously or not.
Therefore, over time, our minds can resemble a cluttered wardrobe, filled to the brim with items that don’t serve us, and stuff we did not even know was there! In short, we accumulate emotional baggage that ends up hindering our happiness. Is it any surprise the abundant life we seek does not seem to be a reality in our lives? We wonder why we keep getting trapped with certain mindsets or patterns of behaviors. We are baffled when we keep going around the same mountain time and time again wondering why we don’t seem to break free.
Unfortunately, more often than not, emotional clutter just clutters up our lives and sabotages our dreams. The following are reasons for cleaning out all that emotional clutter:
- Make room for seeing what is available to us. Just as physical clutter blocks our ability to see where we have put our car keys or that important paper, emotional clutter blocks our ability to see the resources we have available to utilize in our lives. Those resources consist of our talents, our gifts, and our unique abilities. When we can clearly see our resources, it is easier to use them both effectively and more efficiently.
- We can overcome limitations. When we get rid of emotional clutter, we are able to overcome our limitations. Most of the limitations we place on ourselves have nothing to do with reality; they are limitations we have created from our beliefs or fears of failure/success.
- We can move forward. Emotional clutter is the leading cause of being STUCK in our lives. When we are stuck, we are stopped from moving forward. We may expend plenty of energy, but we are treading water. Negative emotions from the past keep us stuck because of the fear that we will re-experience similar situations with a similar emotional impact. That inventory of bad experiences is nothing more than emotional clutter, which, if we hold on to it, will keep us stuck.
Getting rid of emotional clutter allows us to put past experiences behind us. Once we get the positive learning from them, we are able to move on. There is no need for us to hang on to emotions or limiting beliefs from the past. When we rid ourselves of emotional clutter, we can clearly see our options, and have more choices. This allows us to move toward a life of greater happiness and success.
Dr. Howard Peiper, N.D., nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written several popular books on nutrition and natural health. His website is: www.walkthetalkproductions.com
Howard, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written numerous books on nutrition and natural health including 12 best sellers.
Create a Miracle with Hexagonal Water
New Hope for Serious Diseases
The A.D.D. & A.D.H. Diet
Zeolite Nature's Heavy Metal Detoxifier
Viral Immunity with Humic Acid
The Secrets of Staying Young
Nutritional Leverage For Great Golf
All Natural High Performance Diet
Natural Solutions For Sexual Enhancement
Super Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
Books can be ordered at:
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Dr. Peiper is co-host of the award winning Television show, Partners in Healing. They feature guest in the alternative healing field including such names as Harvey Diamond, Dr. John Upledger, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Gary Null and Dr. Marshall Mandell.