Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Moods




Are we victims of our own fluctuating moods? Are there days when we feel so light and bubbly and we feel like we are soaring through the air? And are there days when we are so irritable and grumpy like a hibernating bear suddenly awakened from its deep sleep? Are we victims of sudden and violent mood swings? In order to counteract this, we must understand our constitution as a homo sapience. We are at least 70% water and as such, we are subject to various influences that dictates our bodily functions especially our moods. The position of the moon that affects earth's tides, the activities of the sun including solar flares, the alignment of major heavenly bodies and other major celestial movements affect our moods. We are also affected by the thoughts, feelings and sentiments of those surrounding us for we are all senders and receivers of different subliminal messages and influences. That is the reason why some people are either in a good mood or a bad mood without any outside experience affecting them. And this affects our relationship with others and with ourselves as well. There are days when we just hate ourselves for no other reason. And without knowing it, we begin to hate others as well. The Bible gives the remedy for this malady. Hebrews 12:2a says, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith." When we fix our eyes on Him, then we suddenly realize that our lives, our emotions, our thoughts and feelings are no longer our own and are already surrendered to Him. And then we will be more careful of what we think, feel, say or do so as not to dishonor His name. It is wise to start our day by giving Him praise and worship and thanking Him for all the blessings we received in our lives. Then we can offer our day to Him as a burnt offering. We can then proceed to read and meditate on the word of God. If we do this everyday, we will be assured of a constant joyful and good mood attuned to the will of God in our lives.



Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Moods, Good Mood, Bad Mood, Feelings, Emotions, Dispositions, Fluctuating Moods, Light and Bubbly, Irritable and Grumpy, Mood Swings, Homo Sapience, Influences, Thoughts, Feelings, Sentiments, Author and Perfecter of Faith, Praise and Worship, Blessings, Burnt Offering, Word of God, Gospel, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

10 comments:

www.PinayMommyOnline.com said...

Thank God for Jesus! He indeed can help us make the better out of this bitter life.

Thanks Kuya Mel for the visit and comment at my contest blog! ^_^

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

magandang araw sa iyo..sana ayos lang tayong lahat..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pinay Mommy Online,
Yes, Jesus is everything that we hope and imagine Him to be. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Magandang araw din sa iyo. Lagi namang ayos tayong lahat hindi ba? Salamat sa dalaw at komento. Pagpalain ka nang Diyos sa tuwina.

MsRay said...

Thanks for sharing with us this inspiring post, Mel. What a beautiful way to start my day,

God bless.

shydub said...

I think we all have mood swings an no matter how we tried to be rational we still affected with it. But on my part whenever I have mood swing just don't talk to me kasi pag moody ako ayaw ko makipag usap. Kaya noon bago pa kami nag asawa ng mister ko |Sir Mel palaging kaming nag aaway kasi hindi marunong rumespeto ng katahimikan. lahat gusto alamin kung bakit tahimik ako, nakikipag laro kahit mainit ulo ko. Pero sinabihan just don't talk to me kasi mawawala rin pag tahimik ako. Nayon natutu rin, kasi pag moody siya hindi ko inaabala. Minsan kasi natatalo isip natin sa galit or irritasyon o ng mood natin. Tao lng tayo nagkakasal at hindi perpekto.

Thanks for the post Sir Mel its very informative and helpful in dealing with our mood swing.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MsRay,
I miss you so much my friend. I hope you are fine and doing well. I hope and pray that you are also in the best of health. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Alam ko namang moody ka at may mood swings. Okay lang yon. Sabi mo nga tao lang tayo at hindi perpekto. Pero kailangan din nating i manage yung moods natin dahil hindi lahat nang tao ay iintindihin tayo. Minsan hindi natin alam ay nakasakit na tayo nang loob nang hindi natin sinasadya. May mga taong malakas ang perception kaya nararamdaman nila na wala sa mood ang kausap nila. Pero me mga tao din na masyadong pinepersonal ang reaksyon natin sa kanila. Halimbawa nag crack siya nang joke pero imbes na tumawa eh sumimangot ka pa. Iisipin niya na inisnab mo lamang ang joke niya at siya mismo at hindi niya iisipin na wala ka lang sa mood. Nuong manager pa ako nang isang kumpanya sa Pinas nung nagtatrabaho pa ako at nagiinterview nang female applicants, ang una kong tinatanong sa kanila ay kung may mood swings sila. Sabi ko na ayaw ko sa taong moody dahil makakaapekto ito sa trabaho. Pero sa kaibigan ay nirerespeto ko ang mood swings nila dahil meron din nman ako nito, hehehe, lol. It takes a true friend to understand a person with mood swings although mahirap talagang pakibagayan. Thanks sa dalaw at comments. Paki kiss na lang ako sa cute na cute na si Justine. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

kaya siguro yung mga nakikilala ko religious at devoted sa beliefs nila at yung active sa religious group ay mga masayahin at parang walang problema dahil na rin siguro sa environment nila, yung mga nakakasama nila.. and so as positive thoughts attracts positive forces.

Pero syempre siguro nga nothing is perfect, may time talaga na we feel negative, sad or whatever, but being spiritually active helps diba..

This post really makes sense why we have mood swings.. thanks for this =)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
Yung mga nakikita mong mga active sa religious groups ay palagi silang masaya kasi me ka fellowship silang katulad nila ay umaasa rin sa mga pangako nang Diyos at wala silang agam agam sa buhay dahil pinanghahawakan nila ang mga pangako nang Diyos. Nakakapagpalakasan din sila sa kanilang pagpe fellowship at gumagaan ang anumang kabigatan nila dahil meron silang napagsisheran. Ang taong palaging naka focus ang attention kay Jesus Christ ay masayahin at hindi bugnutin. Malalabanan natin yung mga violent mood swings kung ganito ang ating gagawin. Lastly, a life of prayer and reading of the word of God assures us of lasting joy and contentment in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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