A positive mental attitude is essential for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our thoughts have the power to lift us up, or tear us down. We have the free will to create joy, peace and love with our thinking, or we can choose to create stress, fear, anxiety, and all the other feelings that can lead to disease.
The research of Carol Ryff, a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, suggests that our thoughts have a direct effect on our health, “There is a science that is emerging that says a positive attitude isn’t just a state of mind,” she says. “It also has linkages to what’s going on in the brain and in the body.”
Ryff’s findings conclude that individuals who practice optimism:
- have lower cardiovascular risks
- experience lower levels of stress hormones and lower levels of inflammation
- have stronger immune systems
- have healthier, happier connections with friends and family
The scientific recognition of a mind-body connection in health is exciting. “Mind-body medicine is now scientifically proven,” says Herbert Benson, a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Benson advocates:”Hope in something beyond illness and dedicating oneself to [hope] gives purpose to life.”
For centuries, metaphysics has been saying how the mind influences the body. And now humanity is awakening to the truth that the mind can directly effect matter.
Dimitri Moraitis, a metaphysician, healer, author and co-founder of Spiritual Arts Institute shares, “It’s important to understand what the mind really is. The mind is a tool for the soul, just like our body is a tool for the soul. As a tool, the mind is the director of consciousness for the soul, meaning it is the mind that is guiding the soul through its earthly experiences.”
Moraitis goes on to say, “Having an optimistic outlook and disposition is key. Being an optimist doesn’t mean that you are naive or that you are wearing rose-colored glasses. An optimist is just as practical and realistic as the pessimist claims to be, and just as discerning. The difference is that the optimist see’s life as intrinsically good. The optimist will look for the silver lining under the cloud. The pessimist will only see the cloud. Being an optimist is not only the healthy approach, but the mature approach to life.”
Barbara Y. Martin, an internationally renowned clairvoyant and teacher, emphasizes how the mind is the first place to make changes in your life. “The mind levels exert a tremendous influence on all aspect of the aura,” Martin says. “Silver light for intelligence and a lemon yellow light for concentration are strongly seen in auras with a developed mental body. When someone has a very positive attitude there is a pronounced blue in their auras. These people are fun to be around.”
Our goal is to make our mind our greatest ally. With our thoughts, we create – Lets create heaven on earth.
Source: USA Today Health and Behavior