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Natural Healing Through Happiness

Updated on August 2, 2012

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.

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    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks V Kumar for your encouraging comment!

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      V Kumar 

      8 years ago

      Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks DjBryle for your nice and analytical comment!

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      DjBryle 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      So true, happiness rids you off bad feelings. Bad feelings always trigger the release of "feel bad" hormones which harms our immune response! Twi thumbs up for a very useful hub! =)

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks Tyrone Smalls for your reading and also for your appreciation!

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      Tyrone Smalls 

      8 years ago from Edi, Isl.

      Stay health. Great reading!!

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      9 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you very much Kausik for sparing your valuable time to read my article and encourage me by your kind words. I am also a music lover and very fond of Gurudev. I believe that singing rabindrasangeet is as good as worshiping! Thanks again for your visit to my hub.

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      Kausik Bandopadhyay 

      9 years ago

      It is interesting.I agree with most of the comments & like to add.When I was suffering from Chiken Pox last April'09 I had respite from the pain of high fever during scorching noon by listening to soothing songs of Rabindranth & Salil Chowdhury.As those songs were often sung by my departed father, I felt his indirect presence nearby for blessing &comforting me

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      9 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks chakranir for your analytical comment. I know that you are also a strong believer of this therapy. Thanks for visiting.

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      9 years ago from INDIA

      Many thanks hypnodude for visiting my hub. I am happy that you liked it.

    • cupid51 profile imageAUTHOR

      cupid51 

      9 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you uesday for visiting my hub and leaving such an encouraging comment!

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      chakranir 

      9 years ago from KOLKATA, INDIA

      A great article drawing out the root cause of human life. It is true that every action of our life is guided to achieve happiness and whenever and where ever we fail to obtain that brings forth frustration or disappointment. Consequently we feel sad and dejected. This results in negative vibrations both psychological and physical damaging the normal functioning on both the fronts. Disease intrudes through this sense of discomfort.

      So there can not be any doubt that happiness retrenches diseases as happiness is the other name of health. Perhaps this is why the Laughter Therapy has become so popular now a days.

      However, the condition to catch up with happiness has largely remained elusive. I believe your tips will certainly stand in good stead for the purpose.

      Finally a great thought and well executed.

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      Andrew 

      9 years ago from Italy

      You are right cupid, happiness can keep us healthy as much as it can help us to regain our health. Or at least it can reduce damages. Being unhappy on the other end sooner or later causes a disaster. Thumbs up.

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      2uesday 

      9 years ago

      I agree with much of what you are saying in this cupid, I have even read that if you smile even when you do not feel like smiling it helps you to feel happier. I also think that laughter sometimes is the best medicine. Thanks for an interesting hub to read. :)

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