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OPENING: Hello. I’m Beverly Goldsmith. Welcome to Spirituality and Health Connect – a weekly program full of tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life. Today’s topic is, Keep thought buoyant! It’s good for your health.
News reports can be depressing. Even bad news from family or friends can drag your spirits down. Overcoming that “sinking feeling” and staying on top, can be tough. Yet no matter how upsetting the situation, you can keep thought buoyant and positive. Mental buoyancy can keep your head above the “emotional waterline”. It’s also good for your health.
Described as a state of mind, buoyancy carries you back to the surface when bad news threatens to pull you under. Coupled with resilience of spirit, it helps you recover your equilibrium. The powerful, uplifting mind-quality of buoyancy resides in your thinking. It’s a mental mechanism that lifts your mood, and allows you to resurface from the depths of unhappiness.
VISUALIZE BEING BUOYANT
When bad news upsets you, stay buoyant and on an even-keel by using this helpful thought-image.
Picture a yellow marker-buoy floating on the sea. A wave temporarily submerges it. When the wave has passed, the buoy bobs to the surface and resumes floating. Because of the air inside it, the marker-buoy never sinks to the bottom. It’s completely buoyant.
Here are TIPS to stay buoyant:
– Mentally “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words”.
– Picture yourself mentally floating on top of the waves of fear or despair.
– Be confident that the mind-quality of buoyancy prevents you from sinking.
INCREASE YOUR BUOYANCY LEVEL
It’s been said, “Good news about someone never gets past the door, but bad news will travel a thousand leagues away.” So when confronted with bad news, raise your “good news” buoyancy level.
Here are some Tips:
– Don’t drown yourself, or others, in news of hopelessness, ill health, or despair.
– Look for, and pass on, encouraging, constructive, thought-lifting news.
– Think of good news as a mental “life-jacket”.
– Share encouraging, life-supporting ideas on how to be happy and healthy.
To stay emotionally on top, or recover quickly from upsetting news, grab hold of hopefulness. It’s a mental “life-line” that can save you. Here’s a story. A man became depressed. He started sinking into despair. So he activated hopefulness, in what he called a life-saving, thought-sustaining, Life-force. As a result, his thinking was lifted up. Like the unsinkable ocean buoy, he regained his natural composure and buoyancy of spirit. – His story is in The Bible. Psalms 42:11
Here are two Tips:
– Let hopefulness keep you afloat when bad news tries to pull you down.
– Confidently draw on resilient, hope-filled, buoyant thinking. It’s good for your health.
CLOSING: Well that’s it for this week. For more tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life, go to SoundCloud. I’m Beverly Goldsmith – practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. Thanks for joining me.
I’m a professional Christian Science Practitioner and Teacher. Through my prayer-based practice, I help people find happiness, health and healing. As a writer on the connection between spirituality and health I share inspiring can-do tips and ideas.