The most important mission you can carry out in life is the mission to be the gardner of your mind. If you become aware of the negative seeds growing in the subconscious mind and supplant them with positive thoughts that invigorate your sense of God and eternal power you will achieve what you think is impossible.
The inconsistencies between the conscious and subconscious mind are responsible for more sickness, defeat, and trouble than any plague in our history. How we think affects our nervous system, gland function, immune system, our decisions, and ultimately our way of life.
Many experts agree that psychological stress endured by the brain is responsible for 75% to 90% of all illness.
A rigorous study conducted by Professor Mohd. Razali Salleh, MD shows that although short-term stress boosts our immune system, chronic stress caused by our mental makeup negatively impacts our immune system and ultimately results in illness.
The process can suppress T cells levels, which suppresses the immune system, which in turn raises the risk of viral infection. Stress also encourages the release of histamine, which triggers broncho-constriction in the respiratory system. Psychological stress also alters insulin needs and therefore increases the risk of diabetes mellitus in people.
Stress alters acid development and concentration in the stomach, which can lead to ulcers in the digestive system. Continued stress can also lead to plaque buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis), especially when combined with a high-fat diet and an inactive lifestyle.
Stress is known to be the cause of many psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. There is no scientific evidence linking stress to cancer. However, recent studies connect stress to the suppression of natural killer (NK) cells, which play a critical role in fighting cancer.
The key to internal and external health is how you think. Examine how you think, and you will find the quirks that keep you from achieving the very best in life.
If you continually think that you are incapable, or that the world is a hostile environment, and that your inevitable demise is at hand, then you will see the fruit of your mental labor come to pass.
On the other hand, if you calmly explore the psychology of reactionary thought like, "I can't..." you will develop the ability not only to identify the negative culprits but to replace them with positive seeds that support your growth.
The best time to start is right now. For the next 24 hours pay attention to every reactionary thought that passes through your mind. You may discover that some of it will cause you to speak, so pay attention to your words.
Because the process is reactionary you will not think, you simply react. The exercise calls for you to pause for a few seconds after you react and analyze the cause of your reaction.
The practice will give you the opportunity to let go any resistant thought lurking in the background subconsciously. Once you expel the offenders start planting thoughts of peace, love, power, and possibility.
You'll be amazed at how different you feel after just 24 hours. Then try to go for a week, later a month. Another important part of this exercise is that you have water the newly planted thought with positive ideas and emotions. A good way to do this is with affirmations. You can create your own and say them daily with feeling and emotion, or you can check our meditations with affirmations.
Most of all you have to be consistent. Progress happens when we continuously tend the garden of our mind.