Words can be a powerful force in your life. They can lift you up or drag you down. They can encourage or discourage. They can cause sadness or bring joy.
Words can also help you heal and stay healthy. Below are ten powerful quotations to help you do that.
The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself—but that force is not independent of the belief system, which can translate expectations into physiological change.
When a person can focus on something other than illness, it allows the body to take advantage of our own healing capacity.
As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.
We also need to be able to forgive, because if we don’t, we put our foot right down on the hose of our life force.
-Sue Patton Thoele
We heal each other all the time, and don’t even realize that we’re doing it. Healing comes out of a very simple human relationship —knowing your life matters to another person, and connecting to something larger and unseen.
-Rachel Naomi Remen
The point of healing is to have peace, joy, and strength in our mind, our body, and our everyday life. What are peace, joy, and strength? Concepts created by the mind, experiences felt by the mind. So we have to use the mind to improve and heal the rest of life.
-Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
Humor has great power to heal on an emotional level. You can’t hold anger, you can’t hold fear, you can’t hold hurt while you’re laughing.
-Swami Beyondananda (Steve Bhaerman)
The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else’s.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
-Rodan of Alexandria