Dealing With Discouragement

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Registered: 08-16-2001
Dealing With Discouragement
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 4:05pm

One person told me her pain seems to always be present, no matter what she does. Another hoped that a visit with her physician would lead to some new treatments, and it didn’t. With several other people, being discouraged came from a feeling that no matter what they did, their illness did not change.

The word “discourage” comes from a French word, and when you look at its roots, it means dis – away from, cour - courage. So, when we feel discouraged we are literally away from our courage, which resides in our hearts ( cour – heart).

Take a moment and put your hand on your heart. That is the beating center that moves blood and oxygen through our bodies. It is also the electromagnetic center of much of our energy. Our hearts are also a center of knowing. It is a knowing which is comprised of the same kind of cells and neurotransmitters that we have in our heads – brain cells. We know many things in our hearts.

When we move away from what we know, and from our center, we lose our emotional balance. We get discouraged.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 12:52am

Awesome Molly,

Thank-you for sharing...:)...