Dr. David Simon, co-founder of the Chopra Center, explains the mind body connection. He describes how certain experiences or emotions affect the body and the immune system.
Dr. David Simon, author of "Free to Love, Free to Heal: Heal your Body by Healing your Emotions." Dr. Simon states that not feeling loved is frequently associated with heart attacks. Dr. David Simon highly recommends meditation to bring the mind/body into balance.
When you consider the waves of the ocean, the passing of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, you will see that nature moves in rhythms.
Is your life rhythmical? Are you following work with play, mental effort with physical effort, eating with fasting, and seriousness with humor? Keeping balance in your life is one of the keys to health and happiness.
There is a lot of truth to: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." ~ Proverb
Two of the greatest destructive forces in the human mind are fear and anxiety. They kill enthusiasm, destroy faith, blind vision, blunt creative effort, and dispel peace of mind - all qualities for a positive mental attitude and sound mental health.
Below are the 6 basic fears:
1. Fear of Poverty 2. Fear of Criticism 3. Fear of Ill Health 4. Fear of Loss of Love of Someone 5. Fear of Old Age 6. Fear of Death
One way to deal with these fears is to develop a plan to eliminate these fears. Coaching sessions or EFT has been found to be helpful.
This video highlights the impacts of negative emotions on our health and how EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can help.
EFT is emotional version of acupuncture (without the needles). EFT involves tapping on points within the individuals’ energy meridians to balance out emotions.
EFT clears the roots that are holding the negative emotions in our bodies...emotions that are blocking our energy from flowing, thus freeing us physically as well as emotionally. This video even shows how our blood reacts to our emotions, with before and after pictures of the blood after an EFT session.
EFT is easy to learn.
Below is a link about Research Studies on the Effectiveness of EFT:
To work for your greatest good, sex and sublimation (channeling sexual desires to the attainment of your definite major purpose) need to be alternated in a rhythmical pattern, just as work and play do.
At any given time your mind-body may need a boost. Here are some ideas:
1. Sexual expression or sublimated sexual drive keys up the mind so that it works rapidly and well, with real inspiration. 2. Love. 3. Fanning your burning obsession for your major definite purpose is a strong stimulant. 4. Work is a wonderful opportunity for creative expression. Hopefully you are engage in work that is in line with your major definite purpose and utilizes your gifts and talents. 5. Exercise. 6. A little play lets your subconscious go to work. 7. Music has great mood modulating effects. Depending on the type of music you select, it can make you enthusiastic or calm you down. 8. Spend times with friends. Laugh and share your life experiences. 9. Spend time with your children. They are often a great source of inspiration. 10. Spend time with your mastermind alliance to boost your enthusiasm and commitment to your definite major aim. 11. Autosuggestion implants the ideas you want in your mind. It is best to plant these suggestions just before going to bed to give your subconscious time to work on while you are sleeping. 12. Faith and religion can boost your spirits.
I’ve 10 of my favorite quotes on health which will highlight:
• the importance of health • the mind-body connection • the need to reduce the stress in our lives • motivation for diets/exercise programs • your responsibility for your own health
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible! ~ Dr. Edward Group III
To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. ~ Chu Hui Weng
My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. ~ Terri Guillemets
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ~ Hippocrates
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. ~ Chinese Proverb
Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~ Edward Stanley
Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. ~ William Shakespeare