HEALTH IS SHADOW OF MIND
Today I want to discuss in this article about health and its connection with mind. Many of the deceases originate from mind. They are not physical but they are just illusion projected by the mind. One of a studies in medical field observed that the medicine given to a patient for a decease, when it goes into the body, the cells started fighting with it, because medicine is a foreign matter to the body. The body throws it into the liver to detoxify and liver gets damaged eventually. The human brain has enormous power and unlimited capacity that can cure any decease right from common cold to cancer without any medications. It is the mind that is projecting fear of deceases and necessity of medications. Mind is evolved based on beliefs right from childhood to this point of time. If the mind is healthy, physical body is in good health. If the mind is sick, illness & decease starts in the body.
It is very common to carry out blood test to know various parameters like blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides etc. No two people have same body mechanism and health. A parameter normal to one person may not be normal to another. For example 135 which is normally considered as higher side of blood pressure could be normal to a person with perfect health. He may live like you and me without any symptoms of high blood pressure. Suppose he went for medical checkup and the report shows that he has high blood pressure. Two things may happen to his body at that point. If he logically thinks and justified that I had been enjoying sound health all the time till now irrespective of my blood pressure, and nothing is going to happen to me in future also and he may just ignore it, he will live with perfect health. On the other case, if his mind believes, yes I am on high blood pressure, because the reading is on higher side, then his body will start showing adverse effects of high blood pressure and he is forced to take medicines. Whole body scanning report involves hundreds of parameters and sometimes people may get scared having deviations in parameters and believe his body is really under danger and his mind is going to put his body in dangerous position.
I would like to describe about my personal experience that how the mind can trick a person. This had happened very long time ago. I went to Dubai on a short assignment with a given deadline of 6 days. I had arrived at the place around mid-evening and winter was prevailing that time. When I stepped out of the flight, my body shivered with chilling cold and I did not had winter clothes. On the way to my accommodation, small headache started. It started growing fast in minutes and I had a feeling of heaviness in my head with great pain. I could not move or turn my head – there was enormous pain. I skipped dinner and tried to sleep early. I could not sleep and I was trying to find which position of my head is comfortable with no pain. I tried with all positions, tried with no pillow or two pillows, but no use and I had sat on the bed watching TV without any movement of head, till I get sleep. Morning bath was a nightmare. Next day I went to office, but could not think or concentrate on work with overwhelming pain. My colleague took me to hospital, but the doctor said x-ray / scanning of head is required. Since I was on visit visa, hospital expenses will be high and advised me visit a doctor after I return to my country. He did not even prescribe me pain killer. Three nights and two days were passed by with this kind of torture. On the third day morning, I decided to do something to get rid of this pain. But I do not know what to do. I wanted to know about this head ache and tried to find out the physical location or origin in my head. I concentrated and observed where the pain is coming from. I touched all places over my head and it seemed to me pain is not coming out of my head. I tried to move my head and the pain is there. I carefully observed and understood that the pain is coming outside of my head. Then I started observing surroundings of my head. I could not find the origin but felt slight decrease in my pain. I continued the observation and the total pain vanished in few minutes! I did not think about the reason or logic behind this and I went to office and could finish the assignment within time. When I returned home and discussed about this with my father, who was a great doctor. He said it is sinusitis and sudden change in the weather could be the reason for it. He said general medicine for cold can be used for relief. Years later I came across a book – THE POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle. It is a great book I ever read which talks about mind, its tricks and how it can influence our life. It is clearly mentioned in the book that deceases can originate and survive in darkness alone. When they are brought into conscious light, they will vanish. Then I realized I tried to bring my pain into lime light by observing it, and it vanished! This is an example, how the mind can induce pain & deceases and make one to surrender to medicines. Pain and deceases are just illusions projected on us by the mind. At the same time it is also capable of eradicate the deceases without use of medications.
Medicines are great life savers, but their usage should be confined to particular situation or during emergencies or for quick relief etc. They should not be used for long time. Nature is great doctor. Believe in yourself. Feed your mind with positive thoughts. Your illness is taken care by mother nature and your positive mind.
This is not all what I wanted to convey, but I am stopping here in view of length of the article. I will continue the same subject in next article.
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