Mind and Body Talk
We all have a constant dialogue going on within us. Our mind is talking to our body and our body talking back to our mind. It is a process of interaction between our glandular system (our attack and defence warning system), which sends hormones (chemical messengers) to our muscles, lungs, heart, eyes and ears; and our brain. Our brain registers impressions of hormone stimulation that we call feelings and emotions.
Equal and Opposite
Tension is equal and opposite emotions. Usually, we are only aware of one of each pair of tension creators – and wonder why we don’t do something about it. When you have tension symptoms, look for the other, balancing factor, which keeps you stuck.
Tension causes pain when repeated chemical arousal is not cleared by “discharge” via hard exercise, laughter, talking out problems, raging, crying, etc. Symptoms of excess chemical arousal are muscle tension – pains in hands, feet, shoulders, neck, back, stomach. Poor circulation from tense muscles causes “cold feet”, cold hands, sweating, hair problems, pale or poor complexion, impaired sight, hearing and concentration, listening ability, and lack of clarity of speech can all be due to or worsened by tension patterns.
We can act as our own detective to track down and remove our tension patterns with the aid of every-day sayings:
” A pain in the neck.”
“Gives me the guts ache.”
“Itching to hit him.”
Sayings like this arise from the fact that people are standard. We all have the same essential physiology, emotional levels, thinking methods, etc. We can all work back from tension symptoms to identify what we need to tackle.