I was pondering life and how negative situations can become habitual, the psyche normalizing it. This is the thought I had and also the article I read after. I joined the two here as reminder to self of present mind circumstance, and how it all correlates and connects.
“When a person has been exposed to a steady stream of “wrongs”, eventually their mind will normalize it. It is a survival skill that functions like the heart, or the lungs … it just happens without really even thinking.”
One of the biggest secrets there is, the closest-guarded key to happiness, is the fact that the muscles in the human face are connected to your endorphin glands.
All you need to do is push down the corners of your mouth to trick your brain into thinking you’re sad to release what’s known as adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH) that actually makes you sad.
By pushing up the corners of your mouth, this also fools the brain into releasing beta endorphins which creates endogenous morphine. Morphine is also known as opium. Opium is also called cocaine.
This means that in order to be sad, all you have to do is frown and to be happy all you have to do is smile. Your face does that. Which means you can choose either one at will.
Try it. Next time you’re sad, look in the mirror. What is your face doing? Frowning because you’re on ACTH. Now smile and stand there for a few seconds and try to prove me wrong.
You can’t because you’re now on cocaine and the smile doesn’t want to go back down again because it likes how it feels.
We choose whether we are going to have a good day. We program it into our forecast by the words that come out of our mouth that sets in motion an anion ion (E-lectric, E-motion) toroidal flow in our brains that physically moves in the direction of positive bioelectric energy.
This the clockwise energy flow. We also choose if we are going to have a bad day, counterclockwise energy flow.
Because secretly while our consciousness isn’t looking, our subconscious is scheming ways to get ourselves into hot water so we’ll be able to manufacture a brand new drama dragon that will slap us around for a while so we can feel alive.
And just like getting paddled during a naughty interlude, that sting on our bottom releases the same beta endorphins as smiling, and so through the pain opium is physically released which turns that frown pointing the other way.
Either way, both sorrow and joy engage our opioid receptors. One stings and the other one doesn’t to get to the same place. Sadness is opium but laughter is also opium, so laugh. See how that works?
I bought my books and had them printed. Going to pick them up tonight. Pretty exciting stuff here!
I include a music video here as well. This is what I imagine Angels might sound like … especially about half-way in. Harmony at its finest.