A Plethora of P’s / #33: Posture

August 15, 2011 § 4 Comments

proactively punctuating life with the plausible, powerful possibilities of positive thought presented through a plethora of “P’s”.

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Mom always said to stand up straight. And at some point in the awkward growing up years, I realized she was right (of course). Standing “straight and tall” looks better, it feels better (when you get used to it), and it’s good for you.

Your posture speaks volumes without saying a word ~ not only projecting confidence outwardly, but inwardly. You can stand straight, head high, belly in, shoulders back and relaxed, or you can slouch in varying degrees of slump-dom… just know that how you choose to carry yourself matters to both your physical and mental health, ultimately affecting your general well-being.

And while you’re busy sitting up a little straighter, remember: the same benefits hold true for how you posture your thoughts. Are your thoughts life-affirming or life-diminishing? Do they reach up or look down? Are they strong or limp, flexible or rigid? Are they aligned with your actions? Aligned with your heart?

What we think, and how we think it, has enormous influence in the well-being of a moment, a day, a year, a lifetime.  As Buddha said, “What we think we become.”

And what’s really cool is that the simple act of “standing up straight” helps the positive flow of the thoughts we think ~ and vice versa. So it’s a win-win.

Mom sure was smart.

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§ 4 Responses to A Plethora of P’s / #33: Posture

  • Diane says:

    My grandma, like your mom, emphasized the importance of standing tall and straight. When her house was full of eight rambunctious grandchildren, she would challenge us to posture contests…who could balance a book on his or her head the longest. That kept us busy for a while…yep, grandma knew what she was doing 🙂


  • saxtonstudio says:

    Thanks as ever … for your fine posturing!


  • Rand says:

    Methinks sometimes at my advanced age the ability to stand, let alone stand up straight, is quite the achievement. I’m kidding of course. As I read this my posture grew more proper. Great to read this Patricia, as a part of a continuing saga of wonderful “P” posts.


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