For the most part of our existence, we’ve often been taught that our bodies are naturally weak, susceptible to decay and distraction and that it cannot survive without external aid. We are so communed with the idea that these external interventions are the only thing needed fit for survival.
However, there is one unknown element that is actually filling the void between health and sickness. It is unnoticed however and for the most part is usually taken advantage of.
What is it though?
What brings people together, what makes relationships last, what makes people care for each other is an indicator of the true existence of this factor- LOVE. Though unnoticed, it is a driving force that glues different forces. Without love, one feels empty. Having full of it, one is overwhelmed.
Most of the time, we think that we should be receiving love, not the other way around. That is why we fail to remember that we generate love and that we do not need to wait for others to give it. It pays to remember our truest natural core and that is how we snap back into the reality that we can give without necessarily gaining.
Let’s put it this way…
You have a certain illness and you went of course to the doctor for some diagnosis. However, the doctor did give you medications but he failed to give comforting words. You even left the clinic receiving unnecessary remarks about how and why you got the illness.
Do you think taking the pill alone would be enough to treat you? The answer is NO. As much as medicines are treating your body, words are actually doing the same. Instead of feeling relieved and positive, the remarks you received would only turn you away from positivity and would never help you heal at all.
In another setting, a person who is ill but is under observation by a loving physician is more likely to be healed faster. Not only would pills get the best out of him but the loving acts of kindness of the doctor would pretty much take a big role in your process of healing. We absorb what surrounds us. It is important to inhale that which we are in need of and reject those we do not want.
Love generates an energy that is so unique and powerful. Generating, cultivating and giving it can impact so much and create immeasurable effects.
Dr. Deepak Chopra in his book “Quantum Healing” tells a unique story of love and physical healing.
“An Ohio University study of heart disease in the 1970s was conducted by feeding quite toxic, high-cholesterol diets to rabbits in order to block their arteries, duplicating the effect that such a diet has on human arteries. Consistent results began to appear in all the rabbit groups except for one, which strangely displayed 60 percent fewer symptoms. Nothing in the rabbits’ physiology could account for their high tolerance to the diet, until it was discovered by accident that the student who was in charge of feeding these particular rabbits like to fondle and pet them. He would hold each rabbit lovingly for a few minutes before feeding it; astonishingly, this alone seemed to enable the animals to overcome the toxic diet. Repeat experiments, in which one group of rabbits was treated neutrally while the others were loved, came up with similar results. Once again, the mechanism that causes such immunity is quite unknown—it is baffling to think that evolution has built into the rabbit mind an immune response that needs to be triggered by human cuddling.”
Recent discoveries also support this claim as observed in cancer patients who attended support groups. Those patients attending support groups tend to live longer than those who do not.
With today’s ever dynamic environmental conditions, it is good news that our body also does an excellent job in sustaining health. Despite the external forces, something within us is also fighting for survival.
While you love others, do not forget to love yourself. Remember, love is a powerful force. It is demonstrated in its highest form – COMPASSION. It does not only create an impact within us but it drives you to be more of a tolerant, kind and loving person, capable of changing the world.