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Rid Yourself of Negative Feelings or Reactions

Rid Yourself of Negative Feelings or Reactions

When any negative feeling or reaction to a situation arises, stop to notice it, just as you would with a positive feeling, and make a choice about what to do. The choices cover a wide range of responses. At any given moment you will need to experiment a bit to find the one that seems most suitable.

The following can be very effective:

Patient waiting.
Notice your negative reaction and watch it for a moment. Be attentive to your feelings as they are, without judging or forcing them to change.

Talk out the problem. Any negative experience in the mind is part of yourself. Try talking to your fear or hostility. Ask to know what it means. Find out why it chose to show itself at this particular moment.

Ask the underlying energy to leave. When you really explore the shadow, you find that energy is stuck to a message. By listening to the message and then moving the energy, you can free yourself even of the most persistent negative reactions.

Summon help and assistance. Learning to trust in aspects of your higher self that you canít see is important. Ask for help in removing unwanted negative energy.

Physical responses. Let your body do what it wants in order to release the grip of a negative experience, e.g. walking or going to the gym. Allow yourself to shake, tremble, thrash your limbs, tone, laugh, cry, and so on.

Breathing. It can be helpful to use some kind of controlled breathing to let go of unwanted negative energies.

Remain flexible and be aware that no single technique works all the time. The more patient you are with yourself, the better.

Adapted from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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9:57AM PDT on May 13, 2012

Thank you very much for this article!

2:04PM PDT on May 4, 2012

good tips

4:36AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

difficult, but should try it!

1:05AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Oh dear - No sense of humour allowed ?

8:49PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks! :)

8:28AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:01AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

good to remember

11:07PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Agree with Patty B... don't sweat the small stuff.

6:05PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Just ask yourself..." Is this worth getting upset and negative about ? "

5:36AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Reader friendly, concise article.

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