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Avoid Mental Toxins for 2009

Avoid Mental Toxins for 2009

Intelligent optimists are generally health conscious people who know how to take care of themselves and their families. All of us probably realize that what you put IN your body is very important. So hopefully you are eating a clean diet. My favorite book on the subject is Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. In it he encourages us to avoid “manufactured food-like substances” or processed foods.

One area of toxicity that often is overlooked though, is what you put in your ears, eyes and mind. I am talking about what you ingest mentally; the news, newspapers, movies, etc.

Sadly, the news and media these days are flooding the airwaves with negative, anxiety and fear-producing stories. While it is important to know what is happening, I would strongly suggest being careful about taking in too much of that fear and negativity. It can be bad for your health.

Just as you wouldn’t mindlessly slather on toxins in your skin care or ingest nasty chemicals in your food, please be careful about what your mind ingests. Look for positive, inspiring stories (like those found in Ode), movies and music to lift your mind and heart. Take joy in the blessings of health, family and friends. And if it is getting you down, turn off the news.

I wish you a happy and healthy 2009. I strongly believe that in making conscious choices and efforts to improve our state of mind, we make the world a better place for ourselves and each other. Lets make it better together.

Mike Arsenault is a licensed acupuncturist and founder of Emily Skin Soothers Inc.

Ode is the magazine for intelligent optimists. For information or to subscribe, visit the site here.

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By Mike Arsenault, Ode magazine

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12:35PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

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4:21PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks Veronica.

12:32PM PST on Jan 6, 2009

As a Human 'instument' that is capable of varying degrees of positive energy transferance and manifestation through the physical, emotional and consciousness 'bodies' encompassed within the Human being, it is necessary for the enlightened attention to be cast across to miriads of wickedness on this planet without oerloading, in a wise and responsible amount of engagement of these negative issues with the attention, according to the established strenth of Spirit manifest in Human awareness / attention, and to neglect the necessary job of facing down the negative is to abandon the required work for which Humanity hs been intended - to establish Reality, love, a positive environment, and quite literally, in its time ad process, 'Heaven on Earth'.
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With love
Richard

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