Medical research shows most heart attacks happen between 6:00 a.m. and noon, with Monday mornings being the most common time.

You don’t have to be a cardiologist to understand the research. As with so many other dis-eases, heart problems are often caused by stress. The first part of the day is the most stressful for many, as they contemplate all they have to do that day.

But why Monday mornings? Well, you could make a logical argument that since Mondays are the first day of most people’s work week, that’s the time of highest stress — especially if you hate your job.

Spirit

We agree with John — stress is often the cause of many diseases of the body and mind. You live in a world filled with stress. If you pay a lot of attention to your news media that adds to whatever other stress you may be feeling.

We see so many of you working at jobs and careers you hate or, at least, strongly dislike. While we are not advocating you quit your job, we are saying you need to change something. That “something” is your perspective.

If you dislike where you are — whether it’s a job, a relationship, or anything else — you cannot get from where you are to where you want to go by hating where you are. That only continues to keep you stuck and unhappy.

However, if you begin to look for the positives in your “stuck” place, you will find your stress decreasing. Then, too, start making plans — doing whatever it takes — to move into a better place. Get very clear on what you want to manifest. Write it down. Then simply trust your higher self and the universe to bring it to you.

When you find yourself noticing the manifestation is not there yet, simply let go of your impatience. Keep trusting, knowing you’ve asked and, therefore, it must be given to you.

That simple process will, over time, greatly reduce the stress, and the dis-ease, you experience in your life. You need to take care of yourself first, before you can responsibly take care of others, your job, etc. You come first.

That is the heart of the matter — you come first. As one of your greatest teachers said so beautifully and simply, “The goal in life is to love more and be happy.” 1/

1/ Spirit is referring to Dr. David Simon of the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California.

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