“The time will come when the work of the physician will not be to treat and attempt to heal the body, but to heal the mind, which in turn will heal the body. The true physician will be a teacher; his work will be to keep people well, in stead of attempting to make them well after sickness has come on. Beyond this there will come a time when each will be his own physician. In the degree that we live in harmony with the higher laws of our being, in the degree that we become better acquainted with the powers of mind and spirit. The bodies of a thousand today would be much better cared for if their owners gave them less thought and attention. As a rule, those who think least of their bodies enjoy the best health. Many are kept in continual ill health by the abnormal thought and attention they give them. Give the body the nourishment, exercise, fresh air, and sunlight it requires; keep it clean, and then think of it as little as possible. In your thoughts and conversation never dwell on the negative side. Don’t talk of sickness and disease. By talking of these you do harm to yourself and those who listen to you. Talk of those things that will make people the better for listening to you. Never affirm or repeat about your health what you do not wish to be true. Do not dwell upon your ailments, nor study your symptoms. Never allow yourself to be convinced that you are not complete master of yourself. Stoutly affirm your superiority over bodily ills, and do not acknowledge yourself the slave of any inferior power. I would teach children early to build a strong barrier between themselves and disease by healthy habits of thought, high thinking, and purity of life. I would teach them to expel all thoughts of death, all images of disease, all discordant emotions like hatred, malice, revenge, envy, as they would banish the temptation to do evil. Our thoughts and imaginations are the only limits to our possibilities.”
Ralph Waldo Trine
THIS! THIS! THIS!
THIS has gotten me through. THIS way of thinking. I’m SO grateful for physicians who have nurtured this mindset in me and not made me feel crazy for it or shoved pills down my throat or forced unnecessary painful procedures on me and who have honored and respected my wishes regarding my treatment plan.
THIS is so very, VERY relevant today.
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