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Has Your Thoughts Have Any Thing To Do With Your Health

  1. karobi profile image67
    karobiposted 7 years ago

    We have bing hearing that, "as a man thinks. so he will soon become" Does this also applicable to man's health? what do you think?

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If your thinking is positive , you'll be healthier than someone who's negative all the time.

    2. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that is the basis for the 'secret in action' concept.
      it is said by many throughout history. As a man thinks, he becomes, only because of the thoughts he allows to be active in him -or better said, the manner in which he collects those thoughts to be or do.

      the renewing of the mind is for this purpose, to allow the spirit within to set correctly the proper thought processes and bring about mans longevity, health, prosperity, etc. The mind alone cannot do this, since it is collectively a tool, a machine, a database, transmitting information from body to spirit, spirit to body.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the mind (our thoughts) have much more influence on our health than we could ever imagine. people have worried themselves sick, we know this is true. everything is interrelated. our brain tells our body what to do. if we feed our brain negative thoughts, it affects how we feel. there is much study on this topic. happy people are healthier. try to be sad and happy at the same time, it doesn't work, so at least smile, and keep smiling. you will begin to feel a difference. big_smile

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I do think the power of thinking can effect illness and recovery. I tend to notice when I am stressed and tired a lot I tend to have more accidents, probably part of why I fell down the stairs before christmas and tore a ligament. I also notice that by feeling down and stressed my resistance to the common cold and flu is not great and I can wind up feeling sick, sometimes forcing me to take a much needed break!

  3. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Well...Negative thoughts can lead to a depressed mind and body, so I would say yes to some extent. Depression can also make a person stop eating or taking care of themselves. So it was the thoughts that guided the health or lack of. I don't think this is absolute, there are and could be exceptions.

  4. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    I think, to an extent, that your thoughts do affect your health.  When I was diagnosed with cancer I thought, at times, that I caused it myself by being very stressed - I had two kids under 2 at the time!  I later found out that I'm positive for the  BRCA2 gene mutation, so I was predisposed to get it by heredity.  The stress probably didn't help, though. 

    With my kids still being young (3 and 4) I still tend to get stressed out on occassion, and I think to myself that I need to calm down because I get scared that the cancer may come back due to my stress - probably quite a bit of paranoia going on there, but you'd have to be in my shoes to understand.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I understand you ! but try not to think about cancer coming back. Shove it from your mind, and it won't come again.
      If i tell you I haven't been to a doctor in 30 years, would you believe me ?
      I use my mind to keep healthy.

      1. Lily Rose profile image83
        Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you, Tantrum!  I do try and shove the thoughts out as quickly as they come in - I just can't live like that.  But I'll always have that fear, especially since my mom is currently going through it for her second time - BUT she wasn't as aggressive with her treatments the first time around because no one knew about BRCA back then...

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, if you really believe in you, and shove dark thoughts behind, you'll see your life will be much better. Your health as well smile

      2. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You know tantrum, I tend to believe you! You are a spicy personality here on the forums and seem to have strong ideas in how you think, not easily persuaded to change your beliefs or be emotionally drawn into the drama that can be found here. I can see you deciding to be healthy and not being persuaded to worry about your health or doubt your ability to treat any small illness/injury without the aid of a 'professional'.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Kirsten for your words. I'm a very positive person in my 'real' life, and I try to reflect that here in my 'virtual 'life' big_smile

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It's just how I see you, from the perspective of forum posts mostly smile. I do not always agree with something you say but thats just how it is. If I had to agree with everything a person says to like them then I would be plotting the destruction of the human race right now lol as I would hate everyone for something said that I thought was stupid tongue
            What I respect is how you don't get involved emotionally while in an argument over religion or politics, others do and when they do you just laugh! You know that that drives them right up the wall right? lol roll



            sorry for the hijack btw big_smile
            I shall discontinue the hijack now lol tongue

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol
              their problem! I keep on smiling ! big_smile

      3. karobi profile image67
        karobiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        tantum, it is nice to hear this testimony for 30yrs now, i am happy because the human mind is the greatest tool being given to man but really used to it's maximum pontential. thanks

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Hi everyone, I believe in what Tantrum said about being possitive, like T, I have never been to a doctor since I was 8, except for prenatal and giving birth--

    of course a little bit of caution and living healthy is also good

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. I only went for giving birth and a couple of times more. One for an allergic thing, to get a shot, and other becuase I didn't feel well and I didn't know what was happening.

  6. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Hmmm

    How is it possible to help keep your body in good health simply from corrective thinking if the cells don't have a level of consciousness?

  7. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    When I was struggling with self harm and depression one of the skills I was told to use was 'opposite to emotion action' and basically was told to smile when I felt shitty. The idea being that when you smile there is a physiological, chemical reaction in the brain to produce happy chemicals associated in the brain with the flexing of muscles that produce a smile. It felt really stupid at first but the logic is sound and over time it has worked. I feel that I have re-wired my brain to react differently to situations then how I reacted before.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What you are it's in your mind. Your mind is you. And your feelings govern your body. If you're down, your body defenses are down as well, and you get ill.

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's a strange kind of thing. I still have old faded scars on my arms and when/if someone sees them they are perplexed and ask how they got there. When I tell them about my past no one believes it! I am a totally different person today then I was when I was putting myself through that crap. Its like I am the exact opposite to that other person yikes. These days I live for today and trust myself to handle whatever the future may hold and I see a hell of a lot of good stuff in my future that will happen because I am taking the actions today smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Good for you ! Life is too short to waste it crying !

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Life is too short to waste it! Too true! My adopted mom used to say that all the time and I never 'got' it, now I don't get how people don't get it! lol

            As they say, if you have a problem that can be solved why worry about it, just solve it instead.
            If you have a problem that can't be solved why worry about it, you can't solve it?!


            Recently my hubby practically had a panic attack over paperwork, I don't blame him as I hate bloody paperwork and with his dyslexia it must be doubly difficult. That said I have to say I was not impressed roll
            It's not like I wont help him with important paperwork (around my jobs of course)
            Panicking wont make it go away or get it done any faster

            Better to make a plan to get it done and then follow that plan even if that means waiting until I am finished at work for the day

            Funny thing is that the saying I used above is his favorite yet he worries about stuff he can't do a damned thing about and worries instead of taking action with many things and even invents problems to worry about that just don't bloody exist! I love him but think he is the dumbest smart person I know roll

            1. karobi profile image67
              karobiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I totaly agree with you but I will add this saying to it, "a problem that doesn't have a solution, is no longer a problem" because prblems are meant to be solved so if it decided not to have solution then its' no longer a problem.

              1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
                ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Very interesting point... you've given me something to think about.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I agree with tantrum. if you google are happy people healtheir, or related search words, you will find lots of studies.  there has even been the 'happiness project' study. I take no medications, go for check ups yearly, but most of all, I am happy and content in whatever situation life throws me, and take action to change if I can change it.

    last night I thought of an idea for a hub. I was fixing dinner and the thought came to me of how many people are always 'wishing' for something better in their lives, missing their own lives now. life will pass by with no happiness?  I think happiness can be found in many ways, it doesn't have to be bigger or better or cost money.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      so true !

    2. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hijacking a bit here, but this made me think of one of my favorite quotes.  I keep it posted at my desk so that I remember its lesson... I used to get myself so worked up about the "whatifs", I felt I needed a reminder.  Its a bit lengthy if you'll indulge me...

      "for a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. at last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. this perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.  happiness is the way. so treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. happiness is a journey, not a destination..."
                -souza

  9. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    I agree w/ just about everything posted so far.  (How often do I get to write THAT in a forum lol lol ??)

    I think we are naive to believe we understand the mind's total influence on the body.  There's much we can achieve through a happy and positive outlook on life. 

    Lily - You keep beating back those thoughts! A lot of newer cancer treatments are integrating healthy lifestyle, diet, meditation and positive thinking into their regimens.  Keep fighting the fight girl!  And, thoughts and prayers (and positive energy!) to your mom as well.  My mother is a survivor as well.

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, ThoughtfulSpot!  BTW, I like your quote a lot - copied it!

      1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Glad you like it.  It keeps me grounded some days.
        BTW - I have a 5yr old and a 1 1/2 yr old.  I may not be able to completely identify w/ your situation, but I know your exhaustion! big_smile

  10. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Teach him ! big_smile

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if that is why we found each other, he has inspired some pretty good changes in me already, maybe now its his turn big_smile

      1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's great Kirsten.  I think its really important to grow as a couple.  Geez, now I'm REALLY getting confused... there was another thread I was going to post something similar to.

        Someone mentioned "changing" or "fixing" guys vs. being happy with them, and I wanted to interject that, I don't think you should aim to "change" anyone, or be satisfied to settle.  If 2 people love and respect each other, I think its natural that change will happen organically as they learn from and with each other.

  11. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    lol lol I've had the same thought many times!

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      all men tend to be dumb smart ! lol

      1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe we should move this over to Steven's thread... I'm starting to get confused.  All the discussions this morning seem to be headed in the same direction. lol big_smile

      2. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I suspect its directly proportional too, the smarter they are the dumber they are lol

  12. thesailor profile image77
    thesailorposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I believe it's true. Partly. because  accidents are just around our fingertips. There are things that happened suddenly, but you're not thinking about  it. To avoid thinking too much of many imperfections in this world that may affect our health, why not channel it to a good, money-generating outlet? That's how HubPages help each and everyone of us who are always worrying to generate more income for our family.

    1. karobi profile image67
      karobiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you remember the story of Job in the Bible in Job 3: 25, For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me. so we must try to channel our thoughts properly to achieve our desire expectation

 
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