Listen to your heart. It knows all things.Paulo Coelho
It’s been well-documented in the medical community that many of our diseases begin with chronic inflammation of the body.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. Think about the last time you had a paper cut, a scrape to the knee, or even the common cold.
All of these responses trigger a response by the body that produces antibodies and cells that fight/prevent foreign invasion. But the scary truth is, we don’t need to have an injury to produce a low-grade (chronic) inflammation.
The things we eat, the things we drink, and the air we breath all add and contribute to chronic inflammation. In particular, even being stressed or burnt-out from work produce the same effect.
Essentially, our bodies believe that we are under constant attack, and produce this response. In turn, diseases are created in response to the havoc.
- heart disease
- irritable bowel syndrome
- autoimmune diseases
Dys-function in our bodies create chaos, and our health takes a major toll.
What many of us don’t realize is that there is also an inflammation that affects our spirit and soul – all by ravaging our self-esteem, confidence, and sense of worth.
It affects everything from our behaviors and thoughts, to our attitudes and future planning.
Can you guess what that might be?
It’s shame. How do you know if you have shame? (Most of us have it, unless you’ve learned to eradicate and innoculate yourself from it).
Thoughts like, “I’m flawed… I’m not good enough… Why would anyone love me… I have to earn his adoration… I should be careful what I say…”
What’s the antidote?
And not just universal truth, like “the world is round,” “the only constant is change,” etc.
But YOUR truth.
The only antidote and permanent cure for shame is truth. It’s not self-love. Self-love is only a byproduct of you finding your truth.
Like fingerprints, we have our own, unique soul-signatures. And only when we learn to identify our soul signatures, can we learn to find our truth.
And when we learn to find our truth, we can live a life that matters.