From Frustrated to Amused: Balancing Rajas, Tejas + Pitta
We often find ourselves in situations where we react with frustration. Mary and Cate chat about the potential that we all possess to transform our frustration into a much better alternative: amusement. The truth is that we all have “buttons” that trigger emotional responses in a patterned way. By taking the initiative to become aware of our triggers and reactions, we can encounter a new perspective. Mary discusses her own experience with developing a new understanding of her own negative reactions. By knowing her own triggers and what made them worse, she discovered the possibility of redirecting that negative energy into amusement instead. Cate addresses the fact that we often are engendering those negative emotions with foods that bring out the worse. There are many factors that influence our reactions, and the more that we do to minimize those factors, the more likely it is that a change in perspective will make a positive impact on our level of frustration
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How we can better deal with frustration
- Why our diet can influence emotions
- How our perspective impacts our reaction
Links Mentioned in Episode:
- 31:40 – In modern life, we are often pulled in so many different directions that we don’t have time to just sit and relax. We have an opportunity to build strength in our core and get more grounded and centered by simply changing our perspective.
- 35:55 – When it comes to our very intense emotions, stirring them up can reveal a deep reaction pattern. We can take advantage of this realization to become more aware of what it is that is triggering us to react in a certain way.
- 38:30 – Everyone walks around with “buttons” that can easily be triggered by those around us. We must become aware of those triggers that exist in order to address our reactions.
- 40:40 – Emotions can be addressed by looking at our diet patterns. By avoiding foods that engender those negative emotions, we can gain more control about how we interact with the world around us.
- “We just get tired of going in so many different directions.” – Mary Thomspon
- “It’s always already available.” – Cate Stillman
- ”I think so often we think that something outside of us is causing our frustration.” – Mary Thompson
- “If I am still blaming someone else for my emotions, there is something that I don’t know.” – Mary Thompson
- “It goes from frustration to amusement to amazement.” – Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson has been teaching Ayurveda for more than 20 years. Driven to find answers after a health challenge, Mary found them in the Ayurvedic principles. After her attendance at the California College of Ayurveda, she served as an intern in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved. Mary was an officer on the founding board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and is a practitioner member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She has done extesnive work with the Ayurveda Experience to produce two programs, “The Ayurvedic Woman” and “Sattvic Mind.” She has committed herself to sharing these principles with others so they, too, could find a path to better health on all levels. Connect with Mary on her website , Facebook and Twitter.