When you look around at people, there are basically two types – the joyous, pleasant-looking, happy people, and the…..not so happy, grumpy, frumpy, frowning people.
When you look intently at the two, the faces of the happier people are younger looking; they seem taller, walk lighter, and definitely have more friends! The grumpy people look older, seem to complain about everything, and have more bad things happened to them.
Through quantum physics and neuroscience, we understand that a person’s attitude greatly affects one’s health. Quantum physics is the study of atoms and photons; research has demonstrated that water molecules will form an organized and beautiful pattern when positive words are spoken over them. Conversely, the molecular patterns form unorganized, random and “ugly” patterns when negative and hateful words are spoken over them. Considering that your body is made up of about 70 percent water, what you speak to yourself in the form of thoughts, speak to others, and allow others to speak to you directly effect those water molecules.
Through the study of the brain, we discovered that thoughts are real. They form real structures in your brain. It has been demonstrated that positive and lovely thoughts form organized and beautiful structures within the brain. Negative and hateful thoughts form unorganized, dense, knotted messes.
Research has been done on the power of prayer, meditation, and positive thinking. Studies come to the same conclusion: Negative thoughts make your whole body spiral downward, whereas people with a positive attitude generally recover from illnesses more quickly and even are generally healthier overall. They are more active and social. They seem to be calmer and let stress “roll off their shoulders.”
As a message therapist, I know that fluids carrying life-giving nutrients will only flow where the tissue is softened. Fluid steers clear of hardened, dense tissue.
Consider the rain: When the ground is hard, the water has a harder time penetrating and runs off quickly. Every cell in your body depends on life-giving nutrients. If there is any hardened area, it will not get nourished. It will continue to stay hardened, creating pain.
In this season of Thanksgiving, start a new habit – one of giving thanks. Look at everything that you have as a gift. When you begin to practice this, your thoughts will quickly change from negative ones to positive. You will be actively changing the cell structures in your body and brain. Then watch how your body reacts!
I invite you to share your experience with me. Try being thankful for three things each day during the month of November. Start noticing any changes taking place in your thoughts or in your body. Then please, share!
- I am thankful today to be alive and able to influence thousands of people through Lifestyles over 50 and challenge them with new ideas.
- I am thankful that I have a warm house to live in – my sanctuary – where I go to be loved, accepted and rejuvenated.
- I am thankful for each of my massage clients. They are patient with me and teach me new things each and every day.
For more information, see: www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier or www.huffingtonpost.com/ocean-robbins/having-gratitude-_b_1073105.html