“A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.” Proverb
A hug warms the heart. “Studies have shown that hugs cause the brain to release endorphins, and this leads to better healing throughout the entire body.” Step to health. How many times have you desired a hug? Today’s treasure is getting to know the power of a Hug. One of the fascinating thing that a hug brings to your existence is the power of being present. You can’t possibly enjoy a hug if you are not in the present moment.
I love hugs; it brings me closer to the ones I love. One of my favorite things to do is approach my wife and tell her, “Can I get a hug?” I reach out and receive the hug with love and joy in my heart. I love it, and it makes me feel complete. Not only do I enjoy hugs from the love of my life, but I also enjoy hugging my nieces and nephews, my brother, my mom, and dad, when I feel their joy I feel joy. The next time you are about to give and receive a hug, take the time to savor the moment. Even if it’s for a short second, that touch can and will heal your soul.
Have you stopped to think how it feels to receive a hug? Sometimes in this day and age, we do everything so automatic that a hug comes and goes and we don’t capture its true essence. We let love come and go without even noticing. It’s time to stop, be present and feel what we are meant to feel. It’s time to view hugs as meditation and laughter. It’s time to enjoy the act of physical touch with tenderness and kindness.
Physically we feel our muscles relax, our nervous systems balance out, our self-esteem gets a boost, and our serotonin levels elevates our moods, and we feel happiness. Below you will find how to make your next hug feel better.
The three ingredients for a delightful hug:
The next time you have an encounter that requires a friendly hug, practice the act of consciousness. Who are you hugging? Why are you giving and receiving a hug? How can you make that hug more meaningful? Stop being so mechanical at giving hugs, take that embrace and feel the other person. It’s time to start making a difference in awareness and love.
The human touch is powerful. Research shows that by actually hugging and touching another person in a loving way, it boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. What a better way to improve than to give the power of love in touch? Don’t be afraid to be the first one to reach out for a hug, enjoy it.
Don’t you feel closer to someone when you genuinely receive a hug? Not just a pat on the back type of hug, but a real captivating full of energy type of hug. Get closer, touch someone’s soul by offering a part of you that is so healing.
In summary, a warm hug consists of awareness, a loving touch and the feeling of closeness that brings two people together. We come together with love, joy, and happiness in our hearts. Have you ever felt a deep warm, loving hug? Remember this; if you desire a hug give a hug, the chances are that you will get one in return. I send you a virtual hug for reading my loving thoughts. You are part of my treasure; I’m inspired to write these words of love to bring you the real wealth of life. Contact me today for a meaningful Mindset Transformation Chat.
Until next week,
Certified Life Coach
What would be possible in your life if you brought awareness while you gave a hug?
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