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Impact of mind on body

columns Updated: Mar 25, 2013 03:18 IST
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We have been hearing a lot about the impact of mind on body and vice versa, but what is the real connection between the two? When our mind is not well, it is full of negative emotions and is holding onto past traumas, directly impacting our physical health.

Scientific research on positive thinking found that if people’s self-esteem was already high, it worked on their minds and bodies. However, if their self-esteem was low it did not have as much of an impact, because their predominant thinking style throughout the day was negative. The best solution is knowing ourselves so well that we know the good within us. This changes the quality of our thoughts and feelings and enables us to stay calm in challenging situations. This state can be achieved easily with Spirituality.

Spirituality is about our inner world and learning how to deal with it. It is about knowing who I am and understanding the fact that we are responsible for our own thoughts and feelings. When we live with this awareness, we are able to stay connected to our inner goodness. We are then not influenced by any negativity from outside, our own values and qualities are expressed to others, resulting in a positive outlook towards life, maintaining equilibrium.

The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher.