You control your body, your mood, your energy level and your healing with your mind.
Recently at a Talk called “The Key to Your Mind” by Dr. Peter Reznik, he demonstrated the power of thought.
The Power of Truth – the Lie Detector
He requested a volunteer. David* raised his hand reluctantly and was chosen. In front of the crowd, Dr. Reznik said “stick out your arm.” He did so. “I will try to push it down with two fingers.” He did not succeed.
Dr. Reznik said “Say ‘My Name is David'”. The volunteer, telling the truth, did so. Dr. Reznik tried to push down David’s arm with two fingers, without success.
Dr. Reznik then told him “Say ‘My Name is Peter.'” The volunteer, telling a lie, did so. Applying the same force, Dr. Reznik tried to push down David’s arm with two fingers, with success.
Telling the Truth, David was stronger. Telling a lie made David weaker.
The Power of Positivism
Dr. Reznik said “Think of a pleasant experience”. The volunteer did so. Dr. Reznik tried to push down David’s arm with two fingers, without success.
Dr. Reznik then told him “Think of a negative experience”. The volunteer did so. Applying the same force, Dr. Reznik tried to push down David’s arm with two fingers, with success.
The obvious lesson is – telling the truth and thinking positive thoughts makes a person stronger.
Dr. Reznik conducted four exercises to allow a person to determine their mental state.
One was for a person to imagine he or she turned into a tree. After taking some deep breaths and closing their eyes – they imagined themselves as a tree. He asked what kind of tree they were, what was the background, how deep were there roots. Analyzing the answers he was able to roughly determine their state of thought.
A Second Exercise was for people to imagine they were in a box. He asked – What happened? Many said – they broke out of the box.
A third exercise was imagine that one captured a Yellow Leaf in their hands. He asked what happened after they let go of the leaf. Many answered.
Another question was to imagine themselves trying to escape from a cave – yet a rope was attached to them.. They were asked “Who is holding the rope.” This demonstrated how a person can determine their impediments.
I guess the maxim “don’t worry, be happy” has some validity to it.