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Program Good Health With Intention

Program Good Health With Intention

The commonsense notion “You’re only as old as you think you are” has deep implications.

One of the greatest limitations of the old paradigm was the assumption that a person’s awareness doesn’t play a role in explaining what is happening in his body. Yet healing cannot be understood unless the person’s beliefs, assumptions, expectations and self-image are also understood. Although the image of the body as a mindless machine continues to dominate mainstream Western medicine, there is unquestionable evidence to the contrary.

Death rates from cancer and heart disease are provably higher among people in psychological distress, and lower among people who have a strong sense of purpose and well-being.

What the new paradigm teaches us is that emotions are not fleeting events isolated in mental space; they are expressions of awareness, the fundamental stuff of life.

Awareness makes a huge difference in aging, for although every species of higher life-form ages, only humans know what is happening to them, and we translate this knowledge into aging itself. To despair of growing old makes you grow old faster, while to accept it with grace keeps many miseries, both physical and mental, from your door.

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Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra.

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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10:47PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

So interesting! Thanks for sharing.

5:57PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Simple yet is deep founding!

3:06PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

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4:58AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

I agree with these sentiments.

3:29AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:26AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

nice

1:30AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

It certainly helps to keep a positive attitude. Can it prevent cancer, I am not so sure.

12:50AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:31AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

I think of the phrase "Mind over matter" when I think about how our thougths affect our health and well-being.
Many self-help teachers have professed the direct connection between how we think and how we feel. I believe that this connection is strong but of course our day to day problems are not always easy to cope with.

My motto is...take one day at a time...at 64 this is what i try to do even if it is not always easy.




11:48PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Never a truer word spoken!

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