Living green will change your life. Many of us grew up in less-than-peaceful environments. As a matter of fact, if you were like me, peace was hard to find and a valuable commodity. However, it’s amazing to me how we crave peace but, because it is so unfamiliar to us, we also push it away without understanding why.
We do exactly the opposite of what we want and what is good for us. Why? The feeling of peace is so foreign to us, we fear it. After all, by embracing peace, the adrenaline rush of being on guard and ready for the next “foot to drop,” will stop. By embracing peace, we will have to deal with the emotions that are causing us to stand guard, ready to fight at the drop of a hat. The familiarity of protecting oneself at all costs, and the familiarity of knowing harm could be around the next corner has served us well. Therefore, peace must take a back seat to our self-development.
What we do not realize is the constant state of being on guard, or living yellow and red, harms us. Healthline (https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/effects-on-body#Central-nervous-system) states that long-term living in high-stress environments is harmful to our physical health; headaches, dizziness, depression, and weight gain are just a few ways the flooding of adrenaline and cortisol affects our bodies. Therefore, we must face the reality that living yellow, or red, is not healthy. Rather, we are designed and need to seek out how to “live green.”
Brave Enough to Change gives us self-development tools and teaches us how to live green. It isn’t an easy task, but with consistency, compassion, and online community groups, we can learn to embrace this foreign feeling of peace and live life without the physical side effects a busy, stress-and-anxiety-filled life brings.
John 14:27 AMP - "Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]"