“Practices such as meditation are designed to help you let-go of those thoughts which upset your health by causing noise and stress in your nervous system and stimulating the systems of your body in a chaotic and disruptive manner. Medical science has estimated that perhaps 90% of all trips to the doctor’s office are due to stress-related complaints; and stress is caused by our perceptions – the way we think about our lives. In other words, by simply learning how to release, or let-go of, thoughts which upset your nervous system, you can eliminate stress and the health problems it causes – such as unwanted weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, and most other chronic pains and illnesses.
Remember; you are not your mind and you are not your thoughts. When meditating, thoughts arise just as they always do for all of us; but you can look at the thoughts which arise, and notice that they are only thoughts. No matter how distressing a thought may be, it will not upset you if you have learned how to release it and allow your mind to rest, or settle on another, more pleasant thought, or a thought of peace, love, joy, kindness, compassion, health, or gratitude. When you become aware of a distressing thought, simply stop and say to your mind, “Thank you for sharing!” and then put your mind at ease by thinking about something worth thinking about. A relaxed mind will lead to a relaxed body – and a relaxed life.”
Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”
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