All of us medicate. A few of us medicate to cease feeling scared, to cease feeling depressed, to cease feeling indignant. However what if it is time to cease medicating in opposition to issues?
I’ve acquired a prescription for you, however this isn’t about low-cost over-the-counter stuff and even prescription meds. It is about one thing else fully.
See, we’ve mainly acquired 4 forms of emotions: concern, anger, grief, and pleasure. We already know what you medicate and self-medicate in opposition to.
However let’s speak about what you possibly can self-medicate for — and the way. It is referred to as self-medication for fulfillment.
Please do not get the incorrect thought: Self-medication for fulfillment isn’t about something unlawful. However it is about self-medication.
All that completely happy mind chemistry — the actually completely happy mind chemistry — is yours already.
What this ‘treatment’ unlocks inside you
This isn’t about any of the 23 forms of meditation or mindfulness that flip off all 4 emotions without delay, though that form of peace does really feel actually good every so often.
And it’s not a thoughts hack to unplug the ADHD narrator (or narrators) in our brains with the play-by-play commentary on each irrelevant element of each second of every single day (in order that I can’t freaking focus on something).
No, it is not a tablet or a shot or a strain level or something like that. Sure, it is like intercourse — the extra you observe the higher it will get.
And sure, it’s free. You in all probability already use it on a regular basis with out a thought.
However if you happen to background it, you miss the impact. It is when you concentrate on it that you interact the facility.
The ability of concern, anger, grief, and pleasure: Interact these 4. Grasp them. Use them.
As a result of four-emotion fluency amps notion and supercharges creativity. It transforms concern, anger, and grief into limitless ecstasy.
Seize your headphones. That is the place it will get good.
That is your mind on music
Play music that scares the crap out of you. Do it. If it’s not scary sufficient, discover scarier music. You need to interact that concern as deep as it is going to go.
Music takes care of mind chemistry for that. You’re taking care to know you’re protected as you do that. You may all the time hit pause. Do that for so long as you possibly can take it.
Now, play the music that basically heats you up. You need to really feel anger as deep as you’re feeling protected to go.
Really feel it as you pay attention and let it boil. Arduous. Whenever you’re scorching sufficient, take off the headphones till you’re prepared to begin once more. That is some intense mind chemistry.
It’s time for grief. Select music that makes you far more than weep. We wish throbbing, sobbing, inconsolable, determined, despair — or as shut because it will get for you.
The pause button is correct there if you happen to want it. It’s solely mind chemistry, and your mind is below your management.
Time to shift gears — and your emotional response
Now go along with pleasure. In case your music doesn’t make you dance, get extra joyful music, OK?
Pleasure must shake your soul proper to and past that place you used to name orgasm. Past pleasure and bliss, there’s extra. Much more.
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You name that place “magnificence,” and right here’s a secret: Follow this and you’ll obtain magnificence from concern, anger, and grief, too. However neglect concerning the pause button or what to name the sensation past pleasure and simply go there.
With observe, you are able to do all 4 emotions — from abject terror to final pleasure — with a four-minute playlist, however it’s possible you’ll need to spend extra time on any one in all them.
No judgment right here in the way you reply. All 4 feelings are a part of what our human mind chemistry does for us, proper?
Consider it this fashion: Your thoughts will digest the deepest of feelings — all 4 of them — to make magnificence.
That’s self-medication for fulfillment. Get your music on. Create magnificence.
Invoice Protzmann based Music Care Inc., a for-profit company devoted to educating sensible methods music can be utilized for self-care. His newest e book, Extra Than Human, explains how and why re-engaging the human spirit could make a sensible and optimistic distinction.