Illness is on the rise. Not because more people are getting sick, but because more people are being given reasons to think of themselves as sick.
“It was as if God was speaking to me directly, saying, ‘It’s not how you see yourself but how I see you that will heal you.’”
Tempting as it may be to sit around and grouse about the dishonesty of others, the demand is to focus on being honest ourselves.
How is it that a group of octogenarian grandmothers living on the most radioactive farm land on earth are able to outlive their city-dwelling counterparts?
This may be hard to believe, but after tumbling a thousand feet down a rock- and ice-covered mountain and suffering multiple injuries, I had to laugh.
Just because spirituality can’t be quantified using conventional scientific methods doesn’t mean it can’t be utilized effectively and consistently.
While we tend to think of Easter as the commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection, there’s someone else whose participation in that event deserves recognition.
‘In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.’
‘Happiness stands out as a largely untapped and unrecognized resource that has the potential to transform health for individuals and for communities.’
‘When I left her office that day, I noticed there was a different spring in my step. I also knew that I no longer had any desire for drugs.’
Too often the more spiritually oriented strategies that might ultimately have the greatest impact on our most intransigent problems are left off the table.
‘A new name for an ailment affects people like a Parisian name for a novel garment,’ wrote Mary Baker Eddy. ‘Every one hastens to get it.’
To assume that love is chemically dependent is to assume that some of us have it and some don’t; that some are capable of manufacturing it and some aren’t.
‘I believed in art therapy,’ Walker recounted, ‘but I was going to have to convince big, tough, strong, manly military men to give art-making a try.’
‘Over a million patients a year lose their doctors to suicide,’ says Wible, which translates to about 400 doctors, or the average population of an entire medical school.
As I lay there in bed, a voice inside my head said, ‘Love knows no stress, no strain, no restriction.’ As simple as that may sound, it was exactly what I needed to hear.
What’s depicted in “Star Wars” is not a moral but an amoral force; that is, something lacking any particular moral standard and, therefore, very much unlike God.
‘A life of meaning and purpose is one focused less on satisfying oneself and more on others. It is a life rich in compassion, altruism and greater meaning.’
‘It’s not as if I’ve never had to deal with any other illness. But that night was the last time this particular sickness has crossed my path.’
How can anyone read about some senseless act of violence and not wonder what’s behind such awful events?