Can we reach the core to find its cure or should we find the cure to reach the core? You’ve hit that point of your life, surely at least once in your life. That particular hit point is a part of you that is similar to the threaded bands of clothes. It is complex, full of quality and quantity, it looks fascinating yet you can’t reach its core without breaking it. Or maybe you can if you were the one making it.
The core influences all three aspects of our being; physiological, psychological, and spiritual. Our subjective emotions and beliefs have led us to an ingrained bias, which is because our thoughts aren’t ‘real’, they don’t influence our physical body by our intentions, and it is all a domino effect. One positive emotion may boost you up physically and one negative emotion may hinder your physical activity. This doesn’t have an age variation or time limitation; it is all sudden and abrupt. For example, feeling stressed or afraid can cause your heart to race and your bowels to empty, and it can also trigger an immune response called inflammation. These processes aren’t usually under conscious control - we can’t will the changes to occur - but there are indirect methods we can use to influence them.
Finding the cure of the core is a journey. No one knows how long it takes, how far you have to walk to find it, if it is easy to access or if you should do what a certain someone did. We ask such questions to ourselves from time to time, which overburdens the core. Can you coercive persuasion of your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs? Were you given a handbook titled “How to Live Life” when you were born? Did you take a training session on when to conceal your emotions and when to express them out, and to whom, specifically? We don’t get told how to have control of the core, but we are forced to not let it be free, which is why finding the cure takes a long journey.
Coming to the point of discussion, if we learn ways to subside the emotions that are unhealthy for our overall well-being, it might get easier to reach the core and ultimately live life in a way that can be substantially rewarding for years to come. The neurotransmitter generating electrical signals propagate millions of neurons leading to us thinking, feeling emotions, and making actions that describe us in a particular situation.
In this same way, we have a two-way theory of our core. Sometimes we unintentionally get indulged with atrocities that burn the core, put a strain on it, leave it untreated, and then we expect to find the cure after destroying it.
Wouldn’t it be better if we knew ways to avoid the atrocities of the core, as finding the cure is a long journey?
Or is it better to get ourselves involved with these atrocities knowing that the cure is yet to be found?
Do you think that your worries and pains should be left untreated? Or would you like to have control over your emotions and feelings?
There are many powerful ways of overcoming the stigmas of the core and its cure. The overwhelming obstacles that you or someone around is suffering from shouldn’t be left untreated.
Sometimes our negativities do burn us but that is when you aim for regulation, not repression.
Now, I would like to question you. Did you cure your core or did you reach the atrocities of your core to cure it?
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Dua Syed Saeed
5th Semester, Department of Clinical Psychology
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