Monday, 22 September 2014

Can we heal ourselves?

Our Body is Self-healing

The ability of self healing already exists in each of us. This natural healing is the nature given "Innate Intelligence" functioning within our bodies to optimally respond to any dis-ease without external interference.

This is self-evident. We observe it in many ways. We see a broken bone knit itself. We see cuts and abrasions heal. We see bruises heal. The vital innate healing force is operative at all times. It heals all reparable body injuries and maladies. Our body has sufficient power within to overcome ailments not involving injury. A tremendous amount of abuse must be heaped upon the body to reach such a low state that it cannot heal itself.

Our innate intelligence is the prime cause that the body heals itself. We may take antibiotics to combat infections, dose ourself with aspirin to reduce pain or put a cast on a broken wrist. These medical procedures do not heal us. They reduce inflammation, battle bacteria or make proper healing easier. But its our body that heals itself. Through some process that we don't fully understand, our body has this amazing, innate ability to repair itself.

Medical science can explain the neurological and biochemical responses involved in healing - nerve messages to the brain, white blood cells to combat infection, platelets to clot the blood, formation of a scab as the skin grows back beneath. But medical science does not know how the body knows to do this, and it doesn't know what force powers this healing process.

Our body uses our innate intelligence, which is always striving towards harmony and wellbeing. Here's a list of what it does for us everyday without us having to even think about it...

*Our heart beats approximately 110,000 times per day to send nutrients and vitality to all our organs tissues and cells.
*Our lungs breathe up to 30,000 times per day to send vital oxygen to our system.
*Our 700-plus muscles work constantly in perfect synchronisation to allow us to move, dance, smile and carry out other multiple activities.
*Our body eliminates, repairs and re-builds a billion cells every hour--24 billion cells every day. This goes on 24-7-365 to sustain our body composed of around one hundred trillion cells.
*Thus our body makes a new liver every six weeks, a new stomach lining every five days, new skin every 30 days, a new skeleton every 3 months, new red blood cells every 120 days.

Our Innate Intelligence works so hard for us and asks for so little in return. This Doctor Within really is a powerful and wisest physician! It is the lack of integration between the physiology and its inner intelligence that causes disorder and often introduces disease. So let's activate our inner doctor and enhance our bodies self-healing capacity. To know how check my next blog...

Always remember:
"The natural force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." -Hippocrates Quote.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

All about happiness

WHAT is happiness?

Most of us probably don’t believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude.

However the dictionary meaning of happiness is...
Happiness [hap-ee-nis]
— noun
the quality or state of being happy.
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.

WHERE does happiness come from?

HAPPINESS has traditionally been considered an elusive and evanescent thing. One can get happiness from a life of purpose whereas another can in materialistic possessions. The source can keep changing for each person.

However happiness researchers have now found that half of happiness is genetically determined. 10 percent depends on our circumstances. And up to 40 percent comes from  our voluntary thoughts and actions.

Now the good part is that with our intentions and beliefs we can reprogram or control our genes.
Thus it concludes that happiness doesn't depend on our circumstances but on our thoughts and our outlook on life.

WHY practice happiness?

In addition to making us feel good, studies have found that happiness improves our lives. 

Here is an overview which makes happiness a good thing to practice...
1. Happiness is good for our health:
    Happy people are less likely to get sick, and they live longer.
    Happy people cope better with stress and trauma.
2. Happiness is good for our relationships:
    Happy people are more likely to have fulfilling marriages and have more friends.
3. Happiness increases our wealth:
    Happy appy people make more money and are more productive at work.

This overall satisfaction in happy people makes them more creative and successful. It also enables them to see the big picture and find better solutions and thus lead the way.

HOW to cultivate happiness?

Now that we know happiness comes from our thoughts and has a great potential to improve our lives we certainly would like to cultivate it. 

Here are a few methods to unlock the happiness within...
1. Awareness and living in the moment has been counted as one of the most important traits required for living a happy life. Too much dwelling on the future or the past can trigger anxiety or guilt,  while focusing on the present helps to promote overall positivity.
2. Acceptance and gratitude are traits which enhance our happiness. Resistance to untoward experiences just ensures their persistence. 
3.SMILE science suggest that when you smile whether you are happy or not,  your mood is elevated. So smile all the time if you can! Smiling is like a feedback loop: smiling reinforces happiness,  just as happiness causes smiling.

The other factors which help us maintain our happiness are the fulfilment of the basic needs with enough money, having deep meaningful relationships and nurturing our health with balanced diet and water.

WHEN to practice happiness?

HAPPINESS is a PRESENT we give ourselves. In the English language, the word "present" has three distinct meanings: "here," "now" and "a gift."  Your greatest opportunity for healing and happiness has been, will be, still is, NOW!