The importance of mental fitness or mental well being is an essential
component of physical wellness and psycho spiritual well being. A
healthy mind in healthy body is an ancient but currently relevant
tenet of positive health outcomes. Since the mind bestows upon us
consciousness, the mind is the primary factor that needs to be trained
and stabilized in order for the individual to reach optimal health
through unity of consciousness. As Descartes said “I think, therefore I
am”. Evidently since the mind is the cause of all things we need to
focus on its well being in order to build a strong foundation of our
Thus the challenge of the century becomes: how do we train the
mind in order to achieve complete psycho spiritual somatic well
being? Love, wisdom, prayer, forgiveness, gratitude meditation and
physical fitness are some ways that one can achieve positive health
Love Never Fails! Love Never Ends!
Love is one of the most powerful emotions that generates
feelings which can have tremendous effect upon ones health.
Research findings according to Dr. Dean Ornish reflect that
emotional stress is a primary factor that causes heart disease.
Mother Teresa the ultimate altruist understood that the
greatest power in heaven and earth. Jeff Levin has also studied
the relationship between love and health outcomes. He
postulated that love has immense positive outcomes it
strengthens the immune system , creates cardiac coherence and
it gives one a state of deep peace and harmony.
Thus, cultivation of love , moreover its transmission as a
salutogenic agent can have a tremendous influence on mental
stability and well being. Supreme love is the answer to all
psychological and social ills. As demonstrated by Mother
Theresa, Pope John Paul and the currently l4th Dalai Lama.
Knowledge Is Power!
The cultivation of wisdom is the ultimate factor that will
achieve mental stability and will give one the ability to
intentionally make the correct choices. Therefore
empowering one to be constantly on the right side of
things. God has total wisdoms and total awareness. This
the is reason God is only good. We can partake in this
divine experience only though the gate of wisdom.
Roger Walsh essay on the cultivation of wisdom and
spirituality is essential in achieving happiness and
understanding of the world surrounding us. Ultimately,
wisdom is the portal to enlightenment and unity of
Prayer Is Calling God!
Divine intervention and connection through prayer works
as following: prayer is us calling us, whereas intuition is
God responding to us. Empirical research is documenting
the influence that prayer has upon healing and well being.
According to Jeff Levin‘s theosomatic medicine religion
has a significant impact in healing and well being.
Larry Dossey has also postulated that prayer and religious
devotion are associated with positive health outcomes.
Indeed transcending all religions Dossey has concluded
that prayer is the communication with “the Absolute.”
Thus through prayer and our mind we have the ultimate
power to connect and communicate with the ultimate
being and achieve unity of consciousness.
Mentality Is Destiny
As my favorite doctor, Dr. Pert says: “the mind is the
body and the body is the mind.” I definitely concur we
are a reflection of our thoughts, our physiognomy as
well as our physical structure. One way of achieving
the mental stability and tranquility necessary for
integral health is through meditation like the subtle
mind exercise and my favorite visual imagery.
The Subtle Mind: Taming a Busy
According to Dacher psycho spiritual development
can be achieved only through contemplative practice.
To achieve stillness of mind or calm abiding one
needs to breathe correctly. This exercise is to be done
15 to 30 minutes daily. Through calm abiding wisdom
replaces confusion and there fore unity of
consciousness is achieved. This eliminates mental
distresses and ensures mental harmony and well
Imagination Is Transformation
If you can see it , you can achieve it. This is one of my
personal mottos. I am trying hard to use mental imagery
in conjunction with meditation to achieve ultimate
tranquility and positive health as well as wealth outcomes.
Following the research of Jeanne Achtenberg, I came to
the conclusion that preverbal imagery has a profound
effect on altering the physiological well being. For
example, I am always try to instill in the psyche and
subconscious through the conscious mind the image of
health, beauty and wealth. Impress the subconsciousness
with imagery is my ultimate goal. If I can achieve this I will
be in total control of my mind and thoughts. Thoughts
that will ultimately manifest as I have envisioned them.
Ultimately, it is clear and evident that we cannot achieve
integral health without controlling the mind and
enforcing upon the mind an inner perception of reality
that reflects are true nature of divine cosmic creatures.
Wisdom and total awareness are the only paths to
spiritual enlightenment and freedom from mental and
external stimuli slavery. Thus training our mind through
the cultivation of wisdom, love, forgiveness and gratitude
is a solid path to achieving unity of consciousness and
universal wisdom. Thus my new motto is : “In God We
Trust, In Mind We Trust.”
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