an article by Dr. Amrit Vallabh
The religious scriptures keep saying, "Life comes from the mind." But until a foreigner comes along with empirical data, we can't believe it.
Louis L. Hay, after in-depth study has documented mental causes and remedies for each and every disease.
The fact is, while we avoid toxins through food or water we're oblivious to when we let dangerous poisons into our minds. Criticism, anger, resentment and guilt are some of the most dangerous negative patterns.
For instance, criticism indulged in long enough will often lead to diseases such as arthritis. Long-held resentment festers and eats away at the self and can lead to tumors and cancer. Guilt always seeks punishment and leads to pain.
The good news is that we can choose to take part in our own healing process. It does not matter how long we have had negative patterns, illness, a rotten relationship or money worries, we can begin to make a change today.
The mental causes for some diseases are interesting:
Lower back pain
Fear of money shortage
High blood pressure
Longstanding emotional problem unsolved
Long-standing emotional problems, lack of joy, stress and strain
Stubborn ego and pride, inability to adjust
Refusing to see other sides of a question
Humiliation, "I never get to do what I want to do"
Nursing old hurts and shocks
Fear that you are not good enough
Longing for what might have been, deep sorrow
Nursing a hurt from a partner, a blow to feminine ego
The best cure that can be prescribed for most of these diseases?
It releases our toxins and heals us.
The Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib
ਨਾਨਕ ਫਿਕੈ ਬੋਲਿਐ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਫਿਕਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
naanak fikai boli-ai tan man fikaa ho-e.
O Nanak! Speaking insipid words, the body and mind become insipid.
ਨਿਵਣੁ ਸੁ ਅਖਰੁ ਖਵਣੁ ਗੁਣੁ ਜਿਹਬਾ ਮਣੀਆ ਮੰਤੁ ॥
nivaN so akhar khavaN gun jihbaa maNee-aa mant.
Humility is the word, forgiveness is the virtue, and sweet speech is the magic mantra.
ਏ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਭੈਣੇ ਵੇਸ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਂ ਵਸਿ ਆਵੀ ਕੰਤੁ ॥੧੨੭॥
eh trai bhaiNe ves kar taaN vas aavee kant. 127
Wear these three robes, O sister, and you will captivate your Husband Lord Waheguru. 127