- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Natural Healing Through Happiness
Happiness is the Elixir of life
Do you believe that happiness can heal up any psychological, emotional, nervous or even physical damage of your life? At least I wouldn’t believe it if I would come across this topic a couple of years ago! But now I believe it and try to find out people who have experienced this in their life. I also try to find out related book.
But before going to those details I like to first find out what the happiness really is.
According to the dictionary definition Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. But again it is difficult to differentiate the different elements mentioned in the definition such as pleasure, joy satisfaction etc. we will leave those controversies aside and concentrate on broad meaning of happiness.
Let us see what makes us happy.
Recently I made a survey through Hub Pages readers to find out what are the elements make people happy. The result is amazing. I found that most of the people are happy when they achieved a milestone of their life. Such as getting a university degree, getting married, when their first child born etc. some people got their happiness when they reunion with their families, some became happy seeing their dear ones happy. I found some interesting characters that became happy when they got some challenges; some became happy when they came out of a painful relationship. I also found some noble characters who found happiness from the beautiful nature, from the smile of a cute baby or when they could do some charity.
One thing is clear from the above that happiness is not a recipe. You can’t decide the quantity of ingredients to have certain quantity of happiness. It is a comparative state of mind. The same situation may not make the same person happy the second time! Or sometimes situation may not change but you may feel happier. I would like to give you a simple example: suppose you are feeling discomfort in a summer noon due to high ambient temperature and humidity, and you don’t have the Air conditioner. Just do one thing you put the fan switch off for a couple of minutes and then put it on again. As soon as the fan is switched on again you will find that you are feeling somewhat better. Why? What has been changed? Nothing. Only your sensing mechanism is comparing the situation with the worse situation when the fan was switched off! This is an example when physical discomfort is the cause of unhappiness. There are times when emotional disturbance resist you to come closer to the happiness. Sometimes you are having all the physical comfort and you are not aware of any emotional discomfort even then you are not happy. This normally happens when your sensing mechanism partially stops working. There are psychological methods by which you can come out of this situation.
Now we can come to our point.
Can happiness heal up the physical and emotional damage of human being?
Yes it can.
It is now proved that stress, tension and anxiety have a direct effect on some diseases like blood pressure, blood sugar, hypertension, acidity, and ulcers etc. similarly it is also well-known that happiness can cure all the above diseases up to certain extend. Although I have heard instances where people recovered from savior condition of the above diseases by adopting the psychological tool of remaining happy, I recommend only using this as an aid to the medication. You will certainly see the result in your life.
Finally I like to give a few tips by which you can be relieved from unnecessary though and anxiety.
If you are disturbed by something and unable to decide what to do, then ask three basic questions to yourself.
What is the worst thing which can be happened by this?
How much will you be affected if it happens?
Is there any way to prevent this?
If you streamline your thought in that manner you will certainly find some difference. Your mind will be cooled down soon and you will find something concrete to do then.