Good Friday Morning Family! I was inspired to write about science and spirituality after listening to a lecture by Deepak Chopra. He was lecturing about the inter-relatedness of the cells in our body, which have the ability to speak to each other. He spoke of our ability to heal ourselves. He also tied that in to humanity’s inter-relatedness to each other.
But what stayed with me the most, out of all of the amazing things he discussed, is the scientific work he is doing to demonstrate the effect of our mind, our attitude, our spirituality on our physical health. Along with other researchers, they are documenting what are the things that improve our ‘well-being’, not just physical wellbeing, but on the emotional, social, and financial fronts also. This research utilizes science to measure well-being.
And one of the things that has been demonstrated to improve your well-being is being surrounded by happy people. Further, if those happy people are surrounded by happy people, even that improves your well-being. And if those happy people (and these are people you don’t know, don’t come in contact with) are surrounded by happy people, that also improves your well-being.
If you have some spare time, listen to his lecture. He explains it far better than I can. We need to recognize how much power we have over our own well-being. Not only that, but we can influence our health, and instruct our cells to heal and repair themselves. I am not trying to put drug companies out of business (ok, maybe I am – they have a lot to do with trying to prevent Health Care Reform from being put into effect), but we need to stop believing that we can buy health, happiness and a way to heaven! The answer to many of life’s problems lies within us. We just need to tap into this amazing source.
There was one more point that Chopra made that resonated. He said that even the happiness of your perceived enemy, improves your well-being. This means that you can let go of pettiness, and permit the happiness of those you may not count as friends, for their happiness makes you healthier! Sometimes we hold on to bitterness and resentment for no good reason, and in doing so we only harm ourselves.
So this Friday morning, let us appreciate the happy people around us, and pay back the debt by being happy ourselves. Life is too short to be negative, and our negativity is shortening lives! Have a happy weekend, and take time to be good to yourself.
One Love, Family!