Disease-Prone Beliefs

illness%20clipartTo ascertain our own disease proneness, we can look at the following questions:

Do I worry about my health, holding fear thoughts in mind about what might happen to me?

Do I get a secret feeling of fear, excitement, and danger when I hear about a new disease that is currently being reported and in vogue?

Do I spend time on constant checkups, reading about diseases, getting frightened by TV stories about them?

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Love is the Most Powerful Medicine


 One day in India on my second stay, Maharaji said to me, “You don’t have to change anybody; you just have to love them”. In relationships, when the other person doesn’t fit into your model of how heaven would be, you don’t have to play God. You just have to love individual differences and appreciate them the way they are. Because love is the most powerful medicine.

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Sit down and be quiet.
You are drunk. And this is the edge of the roof.
Rumi, Sufi mystic, poet, 13th century

It’s unfortunate that life isn’t about constant progress and unending success. Life is circular in form—cycles of light and darkness, success and failure, order and chaos. Seldom do we appreciate the necessity for these opposites. We’d rather just have it be successful and wonderful all the time. But we all have to pass through life’s cycles, gracefully or not. When we personally are confronted by the downside of these cycles, such as when we get stuck, how do we respond?

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