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  • Writer's pictureBeth Molaro

Attitude is the Key

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." ~William James

Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.

In Jin Shin Jyutsu, we know that the body is affected by the air, food, activities, thoughts and stresses that we experience each moment of living. Our attitudes dis-harmonize the flow of life energy in our bodies and disrupt the pathways which deliver the limitless supply of life energy to every part of our physical being. Attitudes keep us from freely being all that we have the potential to BE.

In my experience, the attitude that does the most harm is FEAR as it governs the development of all of the other attitudes: Worry, Anger, Sadness and Grief, Pretense. Think about it. What is Worry but the fear that something won't go the way we want it to go? What is Anger, but the fear that we are not getting our way? What is Sadness and Grief, but the fear that things will never be the same again and nothing will ever fill the emptiness? And what is Pretense, but the fear of not being accepted for who we really are? Indeed Fear governs them all.

MY DESTINY IS IN MY OWN HANDS: One of the simplest ways to utilize Jin Shin Jyutsu on ourselves is to hold each of our fingers, one at a time. To reverse the affect that attitudes have on our bodies and our lives, we simply need to HOLD our fingers.

Each finger harmonizes an attitude as well as the organs that are affected by that particular attitude. Hold your fingers not to suppress attitudes but to express or release them. HOLD each finger for about 5 minutes or until you can feel a gentle rhythmic pulsing, even and clear. Breath easily. Relax the shoulders and smile from the very heart of you.

To balance and clear each attitude hold the following fingers:

Thumb - WORRY.

Index Finger - FEAR.

Middle Finger - ANGER.

Ring Finger - SADNESS and GRIEF.

Little Finger - PRETENSE.

Take charge of your attitudes. It will make such a big difference in your life and in the amount of stress that you allow to accumulate in your being.

"Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different." ~Katherine Mansfield

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