We can confidently assume we are mentally well when:
Our emotions are balanced and constructive. Balance is a fine measure of control in all things, be it in human emotions, actions, judgments or in our lifestyle. We all appreciate a stable person who maintains good cheer and optimism. A balanced mind remains logical and rational.
Rational thoughts rule in balance.. A rational thinker is a safe thinker. Such a person will be a fair-minded and use reason to overcome any irrational feelings and behavior; will be able to see both sides of an argument and will try to keep harmony between parties in relationships. The balanced thinker avoids extremes.
The mind is free of anxieties and exaggerated responses. A person who avoids exaggerated responses; who is not fazed by extremes in others and remains calm and rational at all times earns our admiration. However, stress or tension is an extremely common symptom which tends to be infectious. Remember that there are many simple and natural ways of relieving stress through self-help methods.
We feel free to express personal thoughts and ideas. Freedom is and always will remain a human ideal. Mental freedom requires, among other things, a level of assertiveness that enables us to freely state our opinions and thoughts without fear of censure or ridicule.
We express a natural enthusiasm and love for life . These qualities are usually associated with youth. But there are few young people who appear happy and radiate enthusiasm. It would seem that it is not age but rather attitude which makes people enthusiastic or otherwise. Can it be so simple, that if we hold happy thoughts and love life, we will be happy and if we hold unpleasant thoughts we will be miserable?
Honesty and truthfulness are instinctive characteristics . In all things honesty and truth are to be nurtured. We all value an honest and truthful person. There is generally no necessity for deviousness of mind. To follow the path of truth presents the simpler as well as the most admirable way.
We feel a capacity for charity, compassion and understanding of others . The warm hearted, radiant personality cheers everyone around. Those who are concerned with helping others inspire similar attitudes in those around them.
Both rational faculties and creative imagination are developed evenly . The mental faculties of reason and imagination co-habit the mind and must become mutually productive, each in its own sphere and where appropriate, in combination. It is essential to be down to earth, practical and reasonable as it is natural to sometimes have flights of imagination and creativity.
Our mind perceives with clear mental ナールスコム vision and good sense of direction or purpose.Mental vision and purpose are attributes of the individual soul who is motivated and ‘knows where he is going’. We generally have a high regard for those who possess a strong and clear life purpose. This suggests that we would be advised to develop the same.
We are sensitive and aware . When we are considerate of others and aware of all the factors in our environment, of the circumstances, the people, the needs, the actions of ourselves and others; aware of our sensory impressions, our own thoughts, and our feelings; we are at that time totally aware, and exercising all our faculties of perception.
We are confident and self reliant . We tend to feel confident in being associated with someone who possesses エイジングケアアカデミー self-confidence and self-reliance. It is best to be confident in what you know and yet retain an attitude of humility to allow both continued learning and a healthy respect for the knowledge of others.
We are secure enough within ourselves to give encouragement and praise to others. It usually takes little effort to encourage another person by a simple word or deed. Yet most people say that they rarely receive any expression of encouragement, praise or even affection from others. We are socially mean in this aspect of our culture
Generosity and magnanimity are displayed . Everybody welcomes a generous nature. Expansiveness of mind breeds generosity of spirit with a desire to benefit others. Selflessness is therefore a developing quality in those who widen their thoughts towards an improved future for all in giving and sharing. This sets a fine example for others to emulate.
Sally Janssen is a writer and educator who from an early age trained in Raja Yoga–that branch of the ancient science that deals with the mind and its complexities. She subsequently gained an international reputation for her skills and her wisdom in the training of the mind.
In her wonderfully readable book entitled Mental Fitness: The Complete Self-help Guide she presents simple, self-help practices that help to generate and maintain mental fitness just as the natural principles of physical fitness can be personally applied by us all.