Redemption of Time
A lost time cannot be recovered. The clock races onward, and does not pause. Stress is the thief; besides its contribution to the shrinkage of the brain; it also kills brain cells.
When you recover from stress, and you manage to find peace, and rest then your brain rebounds to the former volume. However, the time wasted in stress is lost. The intellectual and emotional advancement, the educational process of your brain has lost the beneficial gains. Your brain only returns to its former state. Any forward development has to be initiated anew. When you allow the old habits to wield the upper hand and you fall prey a victim of stress; then the yo-yo effect repeats itself. Like the hamster wheel old habits tend to repeat themselves and hate to leave your system. New knowledge, followed by a firm decision to implement it can change those repetitious patterns. You can stop stress the thief and killer.
When stress is not well addressed, and dealt with, it may trigger a chain reaction. A stressful lifestyle is the main cause of death. Chronic stress, has been linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and even suicide. Simply put, stress is deadly.
Diet is also important for stress relief, because your body associates stress with famine. Believing that it is going to starve, the body, when stressed, produces cortisol. This hormone makes you crave fat and sugar. Psychologically speaking, fat reserves are like food reserves in time of famine.
The human genome is composed of hard times, war and famine genes, which do remember. When given into those passed-down patterns; a repetitious chain reaction may be the result. However, when this knowledge is absorbed and remembered, one can use self-discipline, and by choosing peace, with its healing properties one can even overcome any negative aspects of the human genome. Over time new patterns will be established and the next generation will inherit this new genome.
A useful way of managing stress is to find a way to help your fellow man. When you do, your body produces the hormone oxytocin in your brain, which boosts trust and empathy while decreasing stress and anxiety. Compassion and some sort of community service are extremely important components of mitigating stress.
Different caliber of thoughts, words, emotions and actions create new hormones like cortisol or oxytocin. Positive or negative, thoughts, words, feelings and actions create chemical chain reaction in our body. Our brain must process these signals detrimentally or beneficially.
Just as the dark matter in space acts as bonding or pulling apart; so are the gravitational four forces of our thoughts, words, feelings and actions. The dark matter records these four forces and either acts malevolently or beneficially. The Bible clearly states, what we sow we will reap. As we wish to be treated we must treat others. Therefore, in order to be loved one must start to think, speak, feel and act lovingly.
These are the laws of our most wonderful universe.
Thinking Infinite Thoughts
Our crude civilization engenders a multitude of wants, and law-givers are ever at their wits' end devising. The hall and the theater and the church have been invented, and compulsory education. Why not add compulsory recreation? ... Our forefathers forged chains of duty and habit, which bind us notwithstanding our boasted freedom, and we ourselves in desperation add link to link, groaning and making medicinal laws for relief. Yet few think of pure rest or of the healing power of Nature.
—John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938), page 234.
Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.
- John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938), page 235.
We can again tap into the original message our DNA carries for it has been marked by history. The further back in time we go the closer we approach the original divine qualities in us. Since the truth has been compromised, being no longer absolute, straight and clear, we must be willing to forsake our theories and false imagery.