Do you want to feel good? Do you want someone else to feel good? It is well known that flowers have a positive impact on us. Why do we bring flowers to raise someone’s spirits when they are sick or down? We want to help raise their feelings or quality of life. We also give flowers as a gift for specific celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions because we want someone to feel good. Flowers also have a quality about them that will inspire a pleasant feeling in the home or in a business environment without needing a special occasion.
Up until now, however, there has been virtually no research into the positive affects of flowers. When life events hits your brain the experience is routed down one neural pathway or another. This electricity in your brain seeks a path just the way water seeks a path and flows downhill. This path is of least resistance and flowing toward the biggest channels. If your big neural channels lead mostly to your “unhappy” chemicals, they dominate your response to life experiences. Good feelings evolved to alert you to things that promote survival in the state of nature. If you want to encourage more “happy” chemicals you have to create the infrastructure, and fortunately, it is easy, and free.
All it takes is focusing on the good. Every time you linger on a thought of something good in your life, or see the beauty in the flowers you received, you strengthen the very neural pathways that conduct electricity to your “happy” chemical pathways.
“This doesn’t happen to me,” you may think. Fortunately, that can make it easier for you to start building just the way an out-of-shape person can easily raise his heart rate when he starts exercising. Small happy circuits gets a boost from small additions. Exercise develops your happy circuits. Well flowers can have the same effect. You just need to have thoughts of your own triumphs, be they large or small.
We talk a lot about gardening in this blog to encourage you to help raise your spirits because of the amazing connection with Mother Earth. The rewards are no less with experiencing the beauty of Mother Earth’s creations. If nothing else happens in my life, I have flowers all the time. When the weather comes around so that I can witness the new growth of beautiful plants, trees and flowers blooming – I feel good too.
About Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at email@example.com if you have questions.