第五篇?The Five Rules for Mind-Body Healing
Dr. Braud outlined five major mental techniques that he believed have important effects on the self-healing processes. The Five Mental Techniques Are:
? The need for relaxation and quietude. ? Learning to focus your attention on one thing (e.g. breathing), which allows you to develop mental self-control and avoid distractions.(The above two points are achieved through meditation).
? Learning visualization or imagery techniques since pictures are the preferred language of the mind. ? Incorporating intent into the process, a wish for some goal to be reached and an expectation that it will. ? The evocations of strong positive emotions during the healing process.
It sounds simple right? But it’s much harder in practice before we have been trained to react to bad health and illness in the
wrong way – by forgetting to observe the effect our mind has on the disease.
Do you believe in the power of meditation and the mind? Are you aware that your mind is the single most effective tool for benefiting your physical health?
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第六篇?The Lesson of a Tree
I should not take either the biggest or the most picturesque tree to illustrate it. Here is one of my favorites now before me, a fine yellow poplar, quite straight, perhaps 90 feet high, and four thick at the butt. How strong, vital, enduring! how dumbly eloquent! What suggestions of imperturbability and being, as against the human trait of mere seeming. Then the qualities, almost emotional, palpably artistic, heroic, of a tree; so innocent and harmless, yet so savage. It is, yet says nothing. How it rebukes by its tough and equable serenity all weathers, this gusty-temper’s little whiffed, man, that runs indoors at
a mite of rain or snow. Science (or rather half-way science) scoffs at reminiscence of dryad and hamadryad, and of trees speaking. But, if they don’t, they do as well as most speaking, writing, poetry, sermons—or rather they do a great deal better.
I should say indeed that those old dryad-reminiscences are quite as true as any, and profounder than most reminiscences we get. (“Cut this out,” as the quack mediciners say, and keep by you.) Go and sit in a grove or woods, with one or more of those voiceless companions, and read the foregoing, and think.
One lesson from affiliating a tree—perhaps the greatest moral
lesson anyhow from earth, rocks, animals, is that same lesson of inherency, of what is, without the least regard to what the looker on (the critic) supposes or says, or whether he likes or dislikes. What worse—what more general malady pervades each and all of us, our literature, education, attitude toward each other, (even toward ourselves,) than a morbid trouble about seems, (generally temporarily seems too,) and no trouble at all, or hardly any, about the sane, slow-growing, perennial, real parts of character, books, friendship, marriage—humanity’s invisible foundations
by Walter Whitman
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