The quote we often grew up hearing in school is “Practice makes perfect”. We are all unique individuals with distinct potentials and capabilities that need to be respected and nourished in an individualized manner. So our quest is not be perfect, as defined by an external reference, but rather to be authentic to our true Self. This is true not just regarding how we look, but more importantly, how we feel and how we express our feelings and potential.
Most people are very well-aware of the power of suggestion. There is scientific proof that we have the potential to use our minds to heal us of illness. What was once considered pseudoscience is no longer. An example of this is the placebo effect.
As stated in an article from Harvard Men’s Health Watch called The Power of the Placebo Effect, “Your mind can be a powerful healing tool when given the chance. The idea that your brain can convince your body a fake treatment is the real thing – the so-called placebo effect – and thus stimulate healing has been around for millennia. Now science has found that under the right circumstances, a placebo can be just as effective as traditional treatments.” So in essence, the placebo forms the suggestion that the body can heal, which then creates the intention for the body to heal itself. And everything that we experience in life begins first with an intention.
A month ago exactly I set myself the challenge to write in my gratitude journal every day for 30 days. I said I would let you know how it went so here it goes! Although I did not fully complete the challenge (I wrote only 23 days out of 30 – scroll down to find out what went wrong), I am happy to report that I have felt the positive effects of the exercise.
Can meditation help relieve your depression? Not everyone agrees. My very dear Yoga teacher Michelle Chand Michelle Chand certainly does not. She thinks that there couldn’t be anything worse than sitting in silence having to contemplate what is inside her own head when she is feeling low. Granted, if you put it like that…, it doesn’t sound too appealing.