My Theory On Stress and "Free Will"

As a preface none of this really has solid scientific research to back it, just my interpretation of things I've read.

A few years ago it popped into my head that excess cortisol makes you do things you don't really want to do. So, if you can control cortisol, you can attain something close to free will. At the same time cortisol isn't some devil hormone, excess of any hormone can lead to bad things, so homeostasis is what you're after I think.

What can stop cortisol from making you snap and do something you regret?

Oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine.

How do you stimulate these hormones?

Meditation, things you truly enjoy, achievement, togetherness, touching. The Meridian Matrix alchemy would probably be really helpful.

I'm on day 8 of a fast and I've never gone this far before. Knowing the voice telling me to break the fast and say screw it just eat something is probably cortisol talking has helped. This is also the first time I've used electrolytes and I feel it helps control ghrelin, but ghrelin really isn't that hard to suppress it's just a dull pain in the stomach.

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Comment by Calvin on May 14, 2018 at 12:50am
Comment by Stacy Jett on May 13, 2018 at 11:20pm

Hey Calvin, I"m just now reading your message about "Cortisol" 
You asked "What can stop cortisol from making you snap. . ."

Since cortisol is a stress hormone (getting the organism ready for 
fight or flight) If you feel an unwanted surge of cortisol and don't
have a way of dispersing it- do some push ups. Or just do physical activity
that will allow the body to put it to use. 

Breath and think calming thoughts also- Learning to change our perspective 
about situations (and people) can help us to also handle stressful situations better
. :~}   But we don't want to get rid of cortisol completely (or our ability to make it)
as it's a very important hormone. (they are all important) and like you said,
"homeostasis" is what we desire (if one wants to seek true health) 



Comment by Calvin on April 29, 2018 at 12:04am

Relateable

Comment by Street Poet on April 28, 2018 at 10:47pm

First he wondered what his eyes could see. Soon, it wasn’t long he recognized he was different from the others. For he was blind and the others could see. His dreams were filled with dark shadows pouring through glass. And he imagined he could be who he wished to be in his dreams. He learned to make telescopes and microscopes, he looked at the edges of the rim, he saw himself looking back at what he perceived. Eventually he became more interested in this. He could not only see perception itself, but the pattern of his thoughts.

But, blindness is what he discovered and explored most of all. Until he saw the truth even in that.

It was a wall his hands felt rubbing against it’s contours as the givIng pushed the opening door.

Comment by Mary Betts on April 27, 2018 at 8:37pm

Interesting. I was just learning about how the heart is actually not an organ but part of the endocrine system. If you can nurture the heart then you can help heal the body of a lot of things. As far as free will, maybe it's like saying if you can meditate and get to a space of clarity then it' more like your will and the will of the all come into alignment. :)

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