My most favourite scenes from this documentary/film
1. “If thoughts can do this to water, imagine what it can do to you?”
There is a scene which elaborates on the research findings of Mr.Emoto from Japan. It talks about how thoughts affect the molecular structure of a drop of water.
And the powerful dialogue concludes in this manner – “If thoughts can do this to water, imagine what it can do to you?”
Now that is powerful. 70% of our body is made of water. So you should by now understand the power of thought.
2. The emotions at play
Why do we keep getting into the same kinds of relationships, having the same kinds of
arguments, encountering the same kinds of bosses?
According to neurobiologist Candace Pert, every emotion we feel circulates through our bodies as chemicals called “neuropeptides,” short-chain amino acids or proteins that talk to every cell of our body. Pert’s research suggests that these molecules of emotion play a significant role in guiding what we experience as perception and conscious choice. According to Pert, “Our emotions decide what is worth paying attention to . . . The decision about what becomes a thought rising to consciousness and what remains an undigested thought pattern buried at a deeper level in the body is mediated by the receptors.
Receptors actually begin to crave the neuropeptides they are designed to receive. In this sense, our bodies are addicted to emotional states. When we have repeated experiences that generate the same emotional response, our bodies will develop an appetite for these types of experiences. Like addicts, we will draw experiences toward us that give us a fix.
Now read that paragraph again… Pause and think it over and over.
I know a person who just finds newer and newer things to worry about. When there is nothing to worry about, this person starts worrying about that as well! I am not exaggerating. It is true. We are sometimes very addicted to these emotional states, that we draw ourselves to experience that same state again and again.
3. How to heal?
How do we heal ourselves from these worries? Well the answer is found in almost all ancient spiritual textbooks like the upanishads and the vedanta of the Hindus and other philosophies of the world.
If healing means being free from conditioned, preprogrammed reactions to the world, then being healed begins to look like having the capacity to choose fresh, creative responses to each situation as it presents itself.
Philosophers from nondual traditions (Advaita School of Philosophy) tell us that the essence of transformation is the shift from seeing the self as separate from God or Being—creative force that animates manifestation—to an identification with that force.
Cultivation of awareness is thus an essential aspect of healing. In fact, scientific evidence suggests that training in contemplative practice can change your brain. Long-term meditators have demonstrated an ability to self-induce peaceful brain states. Those who took just an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation showed brain changes associated with greater positive emotion that remained six months later— they even showed improved immune response to a flu shot (see Richard Davidson’s work at the University of Wisconsin: http://psych.wisc.edu/faculty/bio/davidson.html).
Not to leave out the power of LOVE, GRATITUDE and FORGIVENESS.
“Of all the creatures of earth, only human beings can change their patterns. Man alone is the architect of his destiny. . . . Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”
“You are that divinity. You are God.” – Vedas (Hindu Scriptures)