“It is well known that not dwelling on the symptoms of many physical maladies will actually diminish the symptoms — as long as you don’t do anything else to aggravate them. Meditation is increasingly used, along with judicious exercise, instead of drugs to break the pain-tension-more-pain-more-tension cycles of chronic backaches. And consider the common cold. By thinking about a cold, talking about it, “indulging it.” you will very likely reinforce the cold symptoms, which your own body will naturally suppress if it has more pressing business…
This kind of anti-thinking strategy, when the thinking is self-defeating, can be very helpful in eliminating many infirmities. While it is obviously not a substitute for adequate medical care, when the cause of the problem is purely in the head, or when the head can aggravate the symptoms of a physical problem out of all proportion to its real seriousness, then learning to relax, to stop thinking and just be, can be a very powerful antidote to physical maladies.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Pulling Your Own Strings”
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