There are many examples in the Qur’an and Hadith of the virtues of a positive mental attitude, perseverance, and optimism in the face of adversity.
However, did you know that patience and a positive outlook on life are two of the greatest healing tools that you can use?
Surat Al-Baqarah in the holy Qur’an says in its 155th verse:
“Give glad tidings to those who exercise patience when struck with adversity and say, ‘Indeed, we belong to God and to Him is our return.’ Such ones receive [the] blessings and mercy of their Lord, and such are the guided ones.”
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According to the findings of modern science, it appears that this mercy may often come in the form of improved health.
Bernard Jensen says, in his book The Science and Practice of Iridology, “The doctor of the new day will recognize that a man’s most important workshop is not the physical body, but the mind that controls it.”
Dr. Ted M. Morter confirms this in his book, Your Health… Your Choice, when he says that “negative thoughts are the number one acid producer in the body (and high body acidity levels are a major cause of disease)… because your body reacts to negative mental and emotional stress brought about by thought the same way it reacts to ‘real’ threats of physical harm.”
In fact, hospital studies show that of all the patients who consult outpatient clinical facilities in the United States, an astounding seventy percent are found to have no organic basis for their complaint.
That figure is amazingly high. However, although medically these patients are not found to have an obvious organic source for their complaints, actually, there is a physical basis for this phenomenon.
Since Freud popularized the idea of psychoanalysis, people have often focused exclusively on the mental realm to solve certain problems, forgetting that we cannot separate the physical and mental realms.
The mind is in the brain, and the brain is an organ. Like all other organs, it feeds from the same pool of nutrients that other body organs feed and is susceptible to all of the same problems.
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