This is not necessarily the part of the physical preparedness kit, but more of a lifestyle update I guess? Let me know what you all think of this. Why not prepare ourselves from the inside out? During a disaster/emergency situation the fright, scare or panic, (perhaps thoughts of impending doom etc...) can cause us to experience so much stress and fear it is as if we were already dying. The body and mind experience go through so much that it start a process of physical health deterioration. We already know our thoughts have a direct affect on our lives. It has been studied and shown that everything we believe, think, say and do is reflected directly, or manifested in our lives. The thoughts "I don't have enough food," "I am starving," "I am cold, dying," etc. couple with the physical experience of being these kind of situations is enough to put us in the grave quickly. I'm suggesting we practice a few techniques that will directly prepare us for such an event: 1. Every so often FAST. There are are many benefits to fasting... a. When you fast you gain the confidence and freedom of knowing that in any emergency or just by choice you can live easily for extended periods of time without food. b. Even if you practice living on one meal a day for sometime, you will quickly see that you live on limited food/water FOREVER. 2. Practice some techniques that directly work on your thoughts. The quantity and quality.
- is one such powerful tool.a. You can reduce the frequency of thoughts (in this case particularly negative thought patterns). Also watch and break the pattern of connecting thoughts. For example how we loose sleep by making mountains out of mole hills. The way one thought leads to the next next next... b. You can also use this technique to disconnect yourself from reactions to the life situations.
from emotional & physical pain etc.3. Live sustainably. If you have a sustainable lifestyle then you never have have to "prepare" for such an event. a. Grow some food. b. Compost your organic matter - at least start practicing with you kitchen scraps. c. Practice living off the grid every so often. Again you will build you confidence in your abilities to sustain yourself and your family. All this just for some inner peace interesting article about unclutching interesting page on unclutching interesting page on