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Aug 06

B-12 Vitamins

B-12 Vitamins

Forgiveness: The Bottom Line of Spirituality!
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

There are significant differences of opinion in the world when it comes to the definition of spirituality. A recent series of articles in the medical literature discuss these differences and an amazing commonality. Further, as we are all inherently spiritual (my humble opinion), articles on forgiveness detail methods for improving the impact of forgiveness on our physical and mental health.

Let me share some of the reports with you.

Forgiveness. What is it?
I have read many descriptions of both the act and the process of forgiveness. My favorite description is that forgiveness means to let go of the anger from an offense without demanding retribution or compensation. The medical definition of forgiveness is the absence of ill will. In any event, forgiveness is not intended to justify or minimize the actions of the offender. Rather, it is letting go of the ill will so you can get on with your life.

Psychology versus spirituality
Sigmund Freud is considered to be the father of modern psychoanalysis. He was a devout atheist. He considered religion to be a mental illness and called the pursuit of spirituality an infantile delusion. His teachings influenced the education of todays psychologists, though everyone has their own beliefs. In this light, there has often been something of an incongruity between psychology and spirituality. They do not often come together in agreement.

With all due respect to Sigmund Freud, science has often linked physical and emotional health with religiosity (the quality of being religious). In the landmark book, The Blue Zones, religious practice was the central aspect in the lives of all but five of the nearly 300 centenarians studied. Spiritual development makes us healthy and happy.

As it turns out, the incongruence between spirituality and psychology is resolved and both fields agree on one point: Forgiveness is a key to physical and emotional health.

Stress, sadness and forgiveness
In a recent report, volunteers from five religions, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam, were involved in a study of the impact of forgiveness on health. All five of these religions teach the need to forgive (so does the field of psychology). Those who were successfully able to forgive, those who let go of ill will, were always healthier than those who could not. Another study demonstrated that stress and sadness dramatically affected the ability to forgive and influenced the health outcomes of the participants. It seems that attempts to forgive are frustrated by high levels of stress and continual sadness.

Forgiveness is a spiritual and psychological discipline. It is accomplished by letting go of the resentment and demand for recompense. We have reached that state of forgiveness when we no longer harbor ill will.

Stress management is also a discipline. It is accomplished when our internal resources meet or exceed our external demands for change. Rest, exercise and nutrition play a role in stress management, as does supplementing our diet with Vitamin B-12 and adaptogens. Adaptogens help us build a fortress against the onslaught of stress. Some of the adaptogens such as Rhodiola rosea help relieve sadness as well. Vitamin B-12 improves our ability to adapt to change and cope with stress. Adaptogens and Vitamin B-12 form a Stress Protection Pack to help you build a solid platform for building emotional and spiritual health.

Conclusion
You cannot achieve complete health and wellness without mastering the habit of forgiveness. Work on it daily; begin with forgiving yourself. Use supplements such as Adaptogen 10 Plus and Sublingual B-12 to put you on the best foundation to cultivate forgiveness, an essential wellness trait.

Take Control of Your Health

Harboring resentment only hurts you
Start a forgiveness journal
Write your story from your perspective
Write your story from another persons perspective
Look for the silver lining
What good may come from a bad experience?
Build up your health
Practice deep breathing for 20 minutes before sleep
Sleep 7.5 to 9 hours per night
Exercise as long as it takes to lift your mood
Avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine
Supplement your diet with Sublingual B-12
Take Adaptogen 10 Plus at least once (or more) daily

Take the Wellness Challenge.

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