Mind Power: The Healing Power of Positive Thinking

written byLucky And Sharon

Do you still remember the last time you were sick? How did it feel? And did it feel worse as you succumb to negative thinking as you unconsciously focus your mind on the sickness? This happens as we allow our minds to dwell on the negative. But how did it feel when a loved one takes care of you and reaffirms to you that you are going to get well? Your attention shifts as you dwell on healthy and positive thoughts.

Positive thinking is no magical pill that removes all sickness instantly. However, in a few days’ time, you do get better. The effect is similar to the use of medicine as it formulates the strong belief that you are going to get well. Positive thinking along with believing that you will be healed, and taking your medicine given to you by a doctor, works hand-in-hand towards a speedy recovery.

There have been many types of research about the effects of positive thinking on healing a person. Some studies show that positive thinking indeed can help a person heal.

It has been proven that when a person is under a lot of stress, the immune system of the body weakens. But when a person thinks positively and alleviates their stress, the immune system of the body strengthens.

How to develop positive thinking:

1)  Stay Positive - Think Positive, always using positive words not only when speaking but also when you are thinking. Phrases such as "I can" and "I am capable" are just some of the examples.

2) Feel Positive - Let positive feelings flow through you. Get the feeling of happiness, strength, and success.

3) Around Positive – Be with people who think positively. Positive and negative feelings are contagious. Being with people who are depressed can make you feel depressed as well.  But being with people whose outlook in life is positive will rub off on you too.

Developing a positive mindset is the key to self-healing. It is not that easy to develop but it is attainable. Having a positive outlook in life will empower you. Even if your situation or circumstances are not what you want them to be, just think positive and expect favorable results. With a positive outlook, your life will change.

In healing through positive thinking, it would not be proper to say that you don't need to seek out the help of a doctor when you are not feeling well. It is very important to take your medicines and think positive about your condition, which will aid your body in healing.  What is implied here is that you can use positive thinking side by side with your current treatment.

While you are in treatment and you think negatively about your condition, you will surely deteriorate. Conversely, if you are in an unfavorable situation and you use positive thinking side by side with your treatment, then it will help you dramatically.

Your mind and thoughts have a tremendous impact on your body and life!