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"Two Choices"

Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes it is," Jerry said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."

I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restaurant industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business. He left the back door open one morning and was held up at gun point by three armed robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body.

I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he said, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live.

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man." I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything."

'Yes,' I replied.

The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.
Sunayna, that's an excellent story.

Ironically enough, I also was in the restaurant business, and had a friend that was shot...unfortunately, he did not survive. My friend--who lost his life--has served, however, in a role--as an example--that I have shared with literally hundreds of potential victims over the years of training I have offered.

If Pat's loss saved one life, he'd be thankful.

Take a look at the webpage tied to my book, Psyched for Life.. The book is available through and you can read my notes on each of the Corollaries of Life at Perhaps you will find a nugget or two that are beneficial to you. I sincerely hope so.

We're now licensing the IP available in the book, and Licensees are presenting seminars based on the book in North America and Europe. I'm just happy that people find it to be of some value. That's a blessing to me.

Thanks for the story. I'd like to meet your friend some day. He sounds very special, indeed.

All the best.

Alan Guinn, Managing Director

The Guinn Consultancy Group, Inc.
thnk u
it is really ironical.....well truth is stranget thn fiction
i got this story thru a friend, il ask him if its true or he too got it as a fwd.
n for ur site.....its not opening,,,,cld u retype the add or send me the direct link to ur webpage plz :D
Feel free to visit the Psyched for Life site, Sunayna.
the URL is: Psychedforlife.Com
When the underlined sentence at the bottom appears after the flash page has loaded, click on the underlined sentence and the pages will open.
Alan Guinn, Managing Director
The Guinn Consultancy Group, Inc.
Hi! that was an emaging story. ya it’s difficult to be positive in whole life. but if a person wants he can be.
Dear friends,
What mr. Suraj Singh says is the crux of the point. To achieve this end i organised a group discussion of a batch of experienced trainees on "constructive empowerment". After discussion every one had to make 5 suggestion on what should be life like. The suggestions are compliled and edited. Then in a check list form the list is circulated among the trainees for endorsement. The items on which there was 100% agreement, constituted the final list of mantras. The participants now are supposed to get by heart the mantras to redesign their lives.
In subsequent batches the final list is again circulated for endorsement and the items in which they had 100% agreement became the mantras for their lives. This is a get going exercise for change.
The bargaining proposition is- whether you wish or not you will change. This is the natural law. Then why not towards better?
yes....change to think positively is hard
but not impossible.
u know the best thing to do to keep a positive attitude is to find just one good thing in every problem n focus on it (it sounds simple....try iy out.....its easier said thn done.all the best )
tc everyone....
Dear sunayna,
You are true that attitude change is hard but not impossible. That is why we are discussing the way out.
the type of person you have described in your opening post is exemplary and exceptional creation of nature. If I say some one-here is the model. redesign yourself like this. I think this this will be an impossible assignment. Even you and me can not do that. So my focus is on the ethos of the organisational system itself.
dear Dr. Jogeshwar mahanta
namaskar....kaise hain aap?
for once i totally agree with u. such a guy wld be exceptional no doubt. dont u think someone like him is there in all of us, in varying quantities ofcourse...
but we dont let him come out bcoz we are scared of wt others will think, or fear of losing our loved ones...or maybe something else.
i think u r right wen u say we shd try to redesign ourselves to become something like him :D
"dont u think someone like him is there in all of us, in varying quantities ofcourse... "
Dear Sunayna,
Thanks for asking my welfare. I am strong and stout. fit and fine. All the time. From your posts i find that you are very jovial. Aap kaise hain?
I agree 100% with your above statement. Also I agree with you about the hindrances you have mentioned. That is why my approach is to generate vicarious effect. As we know 1 and 1 make 11 and 1 and 1 and 1 make 111 and so on. I get continuous encouragement in my approach.
yup dr JM (i can call u tht ..right?)
im fine tooo ....
well..ya..u r right..i like cracking jokes n havin is all abt facin the troubles with a smile..isnt it..?
well..comin to the glad u agreeed
do tell us abt ur approach is to generate vicarious effect. im sure everyone is waiting to hear abt it
keep smiling n stay fine
"well..ya..u r right..i like cracking jokes n havin is all abt facin the troubles with a smile..isnt it..?"
Dear Sunayna,
Thanks for your prompt reply. But this time I like to make certain amendment and certain contradiction.
1."i like cracking jokes n havin fun.." Here the amendment is that humour is closely related to taunt and mischief. So my dictum for myself (as Kavir's dohas are directed to himself) is "Laugh with people but never laugh at people".
2."life is all abt facin the troubles with a smile..isnt it..?" It is a stage of development in the ladder of self actualization. My current dictum for myself in this regard is " Life as a challenge cross it and life as a bed of roses explore it".
3. My approach for change of attitude is already posted in this thread. Probably you have overlooked it. Please go through and if you require any clarification you are most welcome.
The article may be of interest to Sunayna and all.

Public release date: 26-May-2005

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Mark Shatz


Ohio University

Learning through laughter: New study supports use of humor in online courses

ATHENS, Ohio -- Watch out Leno, here come the professors. Though most students would argue that academia and humor are about as compatible as oil and water, two Ohio University psychology professors argue that the use of humor in online courses can yield good results. In a new study presented today at the American Psychological Society convention in Los Angeles, Calif., Mark Shatz and Frank LoSchiavo found that the use of levity in the virtual classroom can significantly boost student interest and participation.

"We know students taking online courses often view them as very distant and sometimes boring and impersonal, so we thought about the idea of trying to incorporate humor into online instruction with the idea of enhancing it," said Shatz, a professor of psychology at Ohio University's Zanesville campus who also teaches a popular humor-writing course.

The study, which also will be published in Teaching of Psychology, took an existing online general psychology course and systematically enhanced it with the addition of humor in the form of self-deprecating jokes, cartoons and top ten lists all related to the subject matter. Forty-four students were then randomly assigned to either the traditional section or the humor-enhanced section, and the researchers assessed their academic performance and level of participation.

The team used the online system Blackboard to tally the number of times students logged on and participated in the discussion boards. At the end, they also asked students to fill out surveys rating their overall enjoyment of the course.

The researchers found that students in the humor-enhanced section were more likely to post comments on discussion boards. They also seemed to enjoy the course more, Shatz said.

"We did not expect to find differences in performance and we did not find differences in performance, because our view is that humor itself is not some learning potion," he said. "Humor is more of a social lubricant. It can facilitate interactions, and that is exactly what we found."

The most important finding, he added, is that humor can take a situation such as online learning, which is often viewed as sterile and remote, and add a sense of personal flavor to the experience. He also has a word of advice to professors who might be afraid to experiment with the use of humor in their classrooms even if they don't consider themselves funny. Sometimes just the attempt at humor is enough.

"Teachers don't need to be comedians," said Shatz, who is currently co-writing the second edition of Comedy Writing Secrets with former Ohio University journalism professor Mel Helitzer. "Our job is not to make students laugh. Our job is to help them learn, and if humor can make the learning process more enjoyable, then I think everybody benefits as the result of it."

Professors rarely have much to lose, since students already have low expectations of them going into a class, he argued. "They expect us to be boring and dull. We don't have to be funny, but the attempt at being funny tells students that we're trying to make the course more interesting. I think it's just the effort alone that students truly appreciate," he said.

Humor alone cannot save a poorly planned class, however, and oftentimes, too much humor can work against student learning. "If students giggle or give me the pity laugh, that's good, because at least it tells them I'm trying," he said. "(But) if I make my students laugh too hard, they're going to remember my story, and not the material."


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heloo JM

yup...laughin with ppl is wt i meant... but some ppl are jus so dum...u cant help laughin at wiill u not laugh at someone sayin ..wer is the parle factory....i guess one needs to be a saint not to laugh at stuff like this.

no offence...views are personal, i have a friend who is like this..she is smart n really knows wen to talk n wen to laugh, during presentations in coll..if someone goofs up n the whole class laughs....i ve seen her not laugh...i try learning this from her pe philosophy to baut hai,,,,n everyone has diff thing s workin for thm. wtever suits u....its like tht quote..wtever ur heart clings it GOD

o sorry..did u mean the ek aur ek gyaraah theory..well i wanted to do u implement in practicaly...give me an example

are u a HR manager ?

n the article is really informative...

it imposes tht humour can keep u awake in class :lol: n make u listen to class

ok..on a serious note, too much of it cld be bad too...the author knows wt he is talkin abt . kudos to u on submitting the article

keep smilin n stay fine
hey thnks JM
im really honoured tht u like this article sooo much.
il keep posting such stuff as and wen i get the time.
i second ur idea on discussing it seriously, i promise to be serious.
Dear sunayna,
I am happy that you feel elated. But in certain other thread I am accused as follows:
":oops: :?: :cry: :x :evil: :?
hey Doctor ... that was a pretty heavy 'toxic' dose ;-))
I had to read that passage almost 3 times to understand 'something' of it .
I think the dose is still heavier here. So let the world move in its own speed, own direction and own orbit.
In the next post I will tell you a bit of futurology.
hey dr JM
everyone is entitiled to their opinion ..... wt matters is how u react to the reactions :D
i read this poem someplace
i dont remember all the words
but it was like .. har koi aapko chahe
ye koi jaroori to nai
aapne jisse pyar kiya usne aapko nazarandaz kiya toh aap khafa ho
ye koi jaroori to nai
har koi aapko utna hi pyaar kare jitna aapne chaha
ye koi jarori to nai........
Dear Sunaina,
You are right and I enjoyed your poem very much.But my reaction is not that deep.Mine is only rethinking and adaptability. I was thinking that it will be an ambitious pursuit but on rethinking I feel that it was too high an ambition.
It is so nice of you that you felt concerned. In that regard my balancing line is-avidyasmitaragadwshaabhinibeshah kleshah(igknoledge,arrogance,attachment,acrimony and fear of death are sufferings).

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The Free Energy Newsletter July 1, 2000

Seven Keys to Perfect Health

Part III

In earlier newsletters I detailed six ways to help us have a healthier, pain-free life: 1, Drink plenty of water, 2. Exercise, 3. Eat healthier meals, 4. Take proper food supplements, 5. Breathe clean air, and 6. Avoid harmful electromagnetic energy. Finally, I mentioned key number 7 as having the potential for being the most important key to maintaining perfect health.

After over 25 years of research into attitude and its effect on our health, I could come to only one conclusion. We must maintain a positive attitude toward all experiences in life. We all tend to get upset while attempting to solve the endless problems we encounter on a daily basis: earning a living, paying our bills, and dealing with personal relationships at home, at work and in everyday transactions. All of these tend to call up destructive emotions like fear, anger, hate, depression, lust, greed and vanity. Our attitude toward the endless variety of experiences in life is what ultimately determines the state of our health.

What is attitude? According to Webster, an attitude is “a manner of acting, feeling or thinking that shows one’s disposition or opinion.” The key words here are thinking and feeling, which implies emotion. These are key because they are inseparably linked in the sense that it is my thoughts that determine how I’m going to feel emotionally. But what is emotion? Again, Webster says that emotion is “any specific feeling, or any variety of complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, such as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.”

Now the big question: What does my emotional state, such as anger or fear, got to do with whether I get sick or not? To answer this question, we have to enter the field of psychosomatic medicine. Webster again says psychosomatic medicine proposes that an illness is “a physical disorder of the body originating in, or aggravated by, the psychic or emotional process of the individual.” So here we have the implication that if I get angry or fearful, I could somehow end up in the hospital. So the bigger question is the “somehow.” How does this happen, or what is this linkage that can occur between what I think or feel and my illness?

According to psychosomatic medicine, almost any illness can begin with a single thought. Psychic communication aside, we cannot experience emotion without first initiating the thought that caused it.

For example, when I sit too long at a red traffic light, I can first feel a fire in the pit of my stomach. Gradually, it spreads to every nerve in my body, and I become tense and fidgety. All of this began because I thought about sitting at a traffic light, and I felt the light was red much too long. I was acting just like Pavlov’s dog that salivated when a bell rang before food was ever seen.

Look at the chain of events in this experience. 1. I missed the green light and I get this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, 2. The red light seems endless and I begin to get tense. Psychologists call these conditioned responses. These feelings are a form of anger and are caused by secretions from glands in my body called the adrenals.

Whenever I react with emotions like fear, anger or impatience, the adrenal’s secretion of up to 28 hormones begin to cause virtually every system in my body to react. My heart begins to pump more blood. My lungs begin to pump more oxygen and fuel to my body tissues. Lung passages dialate. More sugar is released into the bloodstream. Systolic blood pressure is increased. Time for blood coagulation decreases. Stomach and intestines contract and immobilize. Andpossibly worst of all, the Thymus withers. Every system in my body is preparing me for action, but in most cases, I do nothing. Every system in my body is now out of balance and has the potential to cause serious damage and malfunction in the body. Usually the weakest part of my body is most vulnerable.

The eventual result of repeated adrenal reaction can be stress, anxiety, tremors, shock and counter-shock, bleeding stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, lack of energy, insomnia, headache, depression, morose, self-consciousness, unhappiness, inhibitions, slow reactions, lack of interest, schizophrenia, and/or manic-depressive psychosis.

This reaction of the adrenals can be caused by any number of experiences: strange noises in the house at night, walking down a dark, deserted street, when we are criticized by a coworker and many others. This sudden injection of adrenal hormones can be traced back to our attitude toward the experience that caused the emotional response of anger or fear. Depending on the cause of the emotion we could be motivated to take some sort of action – fight or flight, for example.

Most of us are probably aware that the adrenaline glands are a part of a more complex system in our bodies known as the endocrine system. According to Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, an Endocrine gland is “a ductless gland that produces and secretes hormones into the blood or lymph nodes. The hormones exert powerful effects on specific target tissues throughout the body. The [major] Endocrine glands include the pituitary, the pineal, the hypothalmus, the thymus, the thyroid, the parathyroid, the adrenal cortex, the medulla islets of Langerhaus, and gonads.” The Endocrine System extends from the top of our head to the lower part of our torso. "The building and constructive power of man comes through the endocrines and their hormones."

This is important. This credible medical dictionary states that "The building and constructive power of [physical] man comes through the endocrines and their hormones." Here is the link between our psychological self and our physical self. In the examples of fear and anger above, the psychological part of us, our thoughts and emotions, caused a response from a physical part of us, endocrine glands called the adrenals.

In another example, diabetes is a condition where the pancreas (a lesser endocrine gland) fails to react sufficiently to a sudden surge of glucose or sugar and doesn't secret enough insulin to balance the effect of all that sugar. This occurs whenever the victim overindulges in high carbohydrate foods. Knowing what they have to do to avoid this, they will alter their way of thinking to avoid too many carbohydrates. So changing their attitude has had an effect on their physical well being.

In spite of the many links that can be established between our attitudes, our thoughts, our emotions and our physical well being, traditional medical journals and manuals seem to fear building such a link between these more subtle aspects of ourselves, and our chronic and debilitating illnesses. But the Internet has no such fear. On the Internet you can discover that each of these Endocrine glands is connected to that higher, emotional aspect of ourselves

As we may recall from the above Endocrine gland definition, “The hormones exert powerful effects on specific target tissues throughout the body.” This definition implies that the Endocrine system as a whole has a powerful effect on every function of the body. To me this means that our emotions, that are caused by our attitude and thought patterns, can have a profound effect on every function of the physical body.

Many textbooks and publications, as well as the Internet, have shown rather credibly, that an imbalance among any of the Endocrine glands can cause illness. Since we also know that our emotions caused by our thought patterns, can cause a hormonal imbalance we must, therefore, conclude that our attitudes do have an affect our physical well being.

I finally decided that I didn’t want to have that tense feeling whenever that red light stared me in the face, when I walked down a dark, deserted street or when I heard a strange noise in the house. So I forced myself to think about something more pleasant whenever I found myself in any of these experiences. Sometimes I would think about walking along Miami Beach breathing in that fresh ocean air and sunshine. Sometimes I would think about those whom I have loved or have loved me.

Our biggest advantage in dealing with our mind is that it can only think one thought at a time. All other thoughts loose their strength and eventually dissolve into oblivion.

The thoughts brought about much more pleasant, and healthy, emotion. This was all a matter of reprogramming my thought process and changing the makeup of my subconscious. Just like Pavlov conditioned his dog when the bell rang, I conditioned myself to think loving thoughts in my times of stress.

The loving thoughts that I conditioned myself to think eventually brought my adrenal glands into balance. But what has this got to do with illness? The answer to this question may be found in any good medical text that covers the endocrine system. In such a text you will find specific effects that secretions from each of the endocrine glands have on different parts of the body.

The ultimate question then becomes: how can we know precisely what emotion causes which illness? I know of only one person who has been courageous enough to even attempt to answer this question in any detail with a published book. Her name is Louise Hay. Her classic work is called Heal Your Body. It’s an inexpensive little book in most bookstores. The Internet has also provided some clues that I will touch on below.

The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary gland has an aura around it (sometimes called the Brow Chakra) and is located a few inches behind, between the eyes. It elaborates a host of different secretions. Some of these exercise control over other endocrine glands (pineal, thyroid, adrenals, etc) which influences digestion, reproduction, growth, metabolism and motivation, protein anabolism, blood sugar levels, fatty acid levels, REM sleep, stress, emotion, obesity and others.

This is considered the highest vibrational center in the subtle, emotional body. Many believe you may bring this center into balance through meditation and inner searching of one's goals in life. It influences the cerebral cortex, the central nervous system, and the left & right brain.

An energy blockage in this gland can cause illness involving any of the physical systems mentioned above. On a more subtle level it could cause us to seek unworthy goals with apathy toward one's spiritual welfare. The physical result can also manifest as cerebral dysfunction or psychotic behavior.

An energy excess can cause one to seek ones goals too energetically or cause a desire to achieve them too swiftly. The result could be persistent headaches, or brain tumor in extreme cases.

Balanced energy in this gland can result in balanced attitudes toward our material as well as our spiritual goals in life. All of this filters down to the physical level as overall good health.

The Pineal gland has an energy field around it (sometimes called the Crown Chakra) which influences our reproductive activities, our motivation, and our emotions.

This is sometimes called the seat of intuition and insight into the problems of life. It influences the health of the spinal cord, the eyes, ears, nose and sinuses.

An energy blockage can cause one to live life according to one's mental perception of reality and failing to perceive, or ignoring, intuitive guidance. It can cause lack of spiritual insight and retard growth in the more important goals in life. Physically it can cause sinus problems, eye problems, and endocrine blockages.

An energy excess can cause the misuse of our intuitive faculties or our more subtle powers as spiritual beings. Physically it can cause cataracts, sinus congestion, inflammation or toxicity in the areas of influence.

A balanced energy permits the proper use of our spiritual powers. It results in increased, and more accurate intuitive guidance.

The Thymus gland is Connected to the heart chakra. It influences: Cell growth, immunity to disease, expelling toxins and foreign invaders & general health maintenance. After puberty gland is replaced by fatty tissue. By maturity the gland becomes atrophied (inactive). The heart chakra has connections to all the lower chakras.

The Heart Chakra effects the ability to express love. It is the balancing factor between the higher and lower bodies (mental and emotional). It influences the health of the physical heart, bronchial

tubes, lungs, breasts and circulatory systems.

Energy Blockage can cause loneliness, depression, bad love relationships or the inability to love in a detached way. Physically it can cause blood clots, stagnation of blood flow to any part of the body, including the brain, causing a stroke. This lack of nutrients can cause asthma and effect the pulmonary function, digestion, blood pressure, immunity function, causing rheumatoid arthritis.

Energy Excess can cause heart failure, high blood pressure, or stress.

Balanced Energy results in loving all of life in a detached way as well as one's self. One gives without expecting anything in return. It causes a balanced life, inner peace, a strong heart and constitution.

The Thyroid Gland is Connected to the throat chakra. It influences: tissue growth, muscular control, reproductive cycle, urine control, blood pressure, metabolism regulation, nervous system, blood calcium regulation.

The Throat Chakra influences growth, glands and structures in the neck region, the mouth, vocal cords, the trachea the cervical vertebrae and parasympathetic nervous system of the autonomic nervous system. Effects the ability to communicate, creativity, self-expression, self-discipline, decision-making.

Energy Blockage can cause difficulty in making decisions, poor self-discipline and the inability to express oneself creatively. When projected into the physical, it can cause deterioration in those structures dependent on the thyroid, causing laryngitis or thyroiditis.

Energy Excess can cause one to make decisions hastily, may tend to be inflexible. In the physical it can cause glandular tumors, cancer of the larynx and toxic or cancerous condition in structures dependent on thyroid secretions.

Balanced Energy can enhance creative self-expression, and be highly self disciplined as well as flexible.

Adrenal Glands are connected to the solar plexus influences: blood levels of sodium, potassium & water, metabolism, stress, inflammatory processes, emotion.

The Solar Plexus provides energy for the activities of life. It motivates; It excites to action. It projects power. It is the most common site for energy blockage. It supplies energy for digestion and purification of body organs including the stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen, lumbar vertebrae. and adrenal glands.

Energy Blockage can cause fear, low self worth, impatience. Physically it can cause, constipation, fatigue, hypoglycemia and a sense of loss of personal power.

Energy Excess may cause anger, intolerance or impatience. Physically it can cause diabetes, excess of stress, ulcers, desire to dominate or have power over others.

Balanced Energy can cause one to be highly motivated in worthy, growth activities and a strong desire to be of help to others.

The Pancreas influences: blood sugar, liver health, digestion, body energy, protein synthesis by body tissues. Influences the Spleen or lyden that influences the immune system, blood production, trauma.

The Sacral Chakra is considered the seat of sexuality and is associated with the reproductive functions.

Energy Blockage is caused by deviate or suppressed sexual desires. It can cause colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption diseases of the small intestine, sexual dysfunction and lower back problems.

Energy Excess can cause excessive lust and sexual practices. Physically it can cause bladder tumors, cervical and uterine cancer in women and leydig cell cancer prostate Cancer in men.

Balanced Energy can cause healthy attitude toward the use of sex and extension of physical longevity and health.

Gonads/Ovaries are connected to the base chakra. They influence reproduction, cell nourishment. sexual traits and biorhythm

The Base Chakra is the chakra that binds us to the earth or the activities that are required for our survival in this environment. It is associated with the spine and the external orifices such as the rectum and urethra.

Energy Blockage can cause inflexibility, and at the physical level, hemorrhoids, rectal fissures, urethral strictures, and constipation.

Energy Excess can cause paranoia and a tendency to act defensively in most situations as well as a very strong will to live. Physiologically it can cause diarrhea.

Balanced Energy In a positive vein it can promote stability and the ability to be highly creative.

Thoughts are the Solution

Now the second big question: How do I tear down those firmly ingrained attitudes built up through our traditional methods of teaching. The answer is: we tear them down using the same method we used when we first established them, namely by establishing a brand new thought pattern.

Thought patterns are the groundwork of our attitudes. Change them and our attitudes and beliefs will change automatically. I remember sitting in my religion classes listening to the teacher tell me, “you must have faith, because faith can move mountains.” I would always think to myself, “I’d do anything to have half that kind of faith. How can I get.” The usual response to that question was, “Faith is a gift.”

After many years of study and trial and error, I’ve learned that faith is not a gift. Nothing is given without payment, otherwise God’s justice becomes imperfect. It takes effort and self-discipline. The next paragraph may very well be the most important sentence in all of the newsletters I’ve ever published, because it will be the basis for what your attitude will become.

I first heard this while attending a lecture by a clergyman from Columbia, Maryland. He was speaking about the four fundamentals of a Spiritual life: prayer or meditation, study, devotion to a Supreme Deity and self-discipline. But none of the first three are possible without number four: Self-discipline, and the most important time to exercise self-discipline is in our thoughts. One of his final statements was this: “The most important decision you have to make at any given time is: what to think next.” Memorize this. Commit it to memory, and never forget it. This is the foundation for establishing any new attitude, or for strengthening your old attitude.

Most of us are aware of those fortunate few who defy the doctor’s death sentence when they are given only a few months to live. The question I had when I first heard about such a case was: “What’s attitude got to do with healing a illness? How could my mind possibly have anything to do with healing the physical body.” It took me many years to convince myself that there is a connection between mental and physical.

Some of you may remember an earlier newsletter when I wrote about the "Right Hand Rule" in physics The rule has to do with the flow of electricity through a conductor, like the electrical wires in our houses, for example . The "Right Hand Rule" states that if we would grasp one of the wires in our house in our right hand, with our thumb pointing in the direction of the electrical flow, then our fingers would point in the direction of the magnetic field around the wire that results from that electrical flow. This is an undeniable law of physics.

Conversely, physical law also states that whenever you can detect a magnetic field around a conductor, then you can be certain that there is a flow of electrical energy through that conductor. Several conclusions may be drawn from this law.

"The Right Hand Rule" in Action

As it turns out, there's not one object on the face of this earth that is not effected by the "Right Hand Rule." A husband and wife team proved this many years ago. In 1963, a Russian couple, Semjon and Valentine Kirlian, took out a patent for a technology that they called electro-photography. With a special camera they built, they were able to take photographs of very subtle magnetic fields. They took pictures of hundreds of objects, and they all had magnetic field around them. This is also true of you and me. Our energy fielda are usually called auras. Each of our auras are as unique as a fingerprint. They once photographed a man with a missing hand and found that his hand still existed at a more subtle level of reality, because the outline of the hand was defined by his aura.

Subsequent studies with auras have discovered that organs within our bodies also have their own unique auras. Interestingly, the most prominent auras in our bodies were not detected around the organs we are most familiar with like the heart, the lungs or the stomach. The most powerful and widespread energy fields were detected around the glands of our endocrine system: the Pituitary, the Pineal and the Thymus glands.

The Physical- Psychological Bridge

Our physical bodies consist of a number of separate but linked systems that make up the entire community of cells: the Circulatory System, the Lymphatic System, the Nervous System, the Pulmonary System, the Musculo-skeletal System, the outer covering or skin, and, last but not least, the Endocrine System, etc. Most of us have a basic knowledge of most of these systems, but very few of us know much about the Endocrine System.

Ed Leary

ear sunayna,


Thank you for you appreciation and so I am giving below another balancing thought very much in consonance with your topic "attitude is everything"


hello people,
there are many inputs by people on attitude is everything. even i want to make people think about a concept called ASK concept. which tells a person can succedd when the first word A is there in that persons behaviuour. so A is attitude, s is skill and k is knowledge. so ppl with s and k may fail in life since not having A. like bill gates. he has the attitude to make the group called microsoft than s & k factors. so i can talk more about this A factor inluence on the people esp in making people suceed..
ok see u all byee
it took me 1 hr to read it with concentration...but it was worth ppl do read it...
i sure beleive in physical n mental connection... i m unable ot eat wen m her is some connection somewer
hello Dr JM. wt i wld like to to activate the glands?
hi sreenivasan.... u know...i knew this theory n i called it the SKA theory....i wld always forget the initials..ASK makes it easier to remember :wink:
this article again emphasises tht ther is a strong connection between wt u think n wt u do

i remember this story abt some frogs.... ther was this contest wer the frigs had to jump a wall.....but no one believed ki it was they kept booing and passing comments...all frogs lost hope and gave frog though dint stop tryin n made it, wen he was asked how he did it n how much practice did he put in...everyone realised tht he was deaf...he cldnt hear the negative comments...



I talk a lot about having a particular mind set when working on your business. It's the same wealth mind set I learned from my mentor, Bob Proctor. Some of you have seen Bob's stick figure drawings that show how we get the results we do in our lives. Essentially, your thoughts become an idea. That idea causes a particular emotion. The emotion alters your vibration, and the vibration is expressed through action. The actions create the results that show up in your condition, circumstance, and environment. The action in turn causes a reaction that again alters your results. This is the same cycle we run through daily, and it's why a person stuck in poverty stays in poverty, and the person finding incredible deals keeps finding more incredible deals.

The stick figure's "head" is split in two - the conscious and subconscious. The subconscious is by far the larger of the two, and is your power center. Any thought you continuously impress upon your subconscious becomes fixed, or in the words of Michael Roach, "germinate, then expand."

This is where the principles put forth by Roach really intrigue me. I see a lot of truth in these principles, and I'll explain each in my own words.

The four principles:

1. Whatever it is you are currently experiencing always matches the general content of thoughts that were at one time impressed upon your subconscious.

2. The strength of the original impression continuously expands in your subconscious until it flowers and forces you to have an experience that directly relates to that impression.

3. No experience of any kind ever happens unless there was an original thought that had been impressed that relates to the experience.

4. Once a thought has been impressed in the subconscious, it must lead to an experience. No impression is ever wasted.

I'll try to relate these principles to a practical application, so you can get a sense of their power. A young girl is told repeatedly that women don't have a good mind for business. This thought is impressed upon her subconscious, and grows throughout her teens. What she sees, and the experiences she has are in alignment with this impression and cause it to grow. She goes through college, finds a job, and moves to an area that is experiencing a real estate boom. However, all the houses she finds are bad deals, or she arrives too late. Her experiences match the impression in her subconscious that she doesn't have a good mind for business.

A second young girl is told that she can do anything she wants, and that she's got a good mind for business. Her experiences serve to reinforce this impression, and by the time she moves to the same area as the first girl, she's already created several businesses for herself. She sees incredible deals all over town, and jumps on them immediately.

Here we have two girls living in the same town. One sees great deals, the other gives up because she can't seem to find any decent deals. One believes she has a knack for business, and the other is convinced she's not good at business. The experiences they have and the circumstances that greet them on a daily basis match whatever has been impressed upon their subconscious minds.

How this information can change your life:

First, you have to realize that whatever it is you are currently experiencing is a result of thoughts and actions from your past. Current circumstances are no more or less than the _expression of what has been impressed upon your subconscious mind. You are simply experiencing what you have prepared yourself to experience.

I see this as very good news, and here's why. If what you're currently experiencing is a result of past thoughts and actions, then doesn't it apply that your future experiences will be a result of your present thoughts and actions? Yes it does!

You may have heard me talk about the importance of being in action, and about compartmentalizing your tasks throughout the day. That is, when it's time to do email, you do email. When it's time to work on a particular project, that's what you do. This requires diligence and sometimes a great deal of practice to stay focused. When you act in this way, you start creating little successes in each part of your life. These successes and the focused attention create NEW impressions upon your subconscious. These new impressions will eventually surface in the form of new experiences.

Think of it a different way, and this will blow your mind. To experience what you want in the future, all you have to do is begin impressing into your subconscious the thoughts that directly relate to that experience today, then acting according to the feelings you have when you impress those thoughts. This is how you create new experiences.

Simply figure out what you want to experience, and work your way back from the experience to determine the thoughts and actions that will create the experience. This always works, without exception. Positive thoughts get reinforced through positive action, and negative thoughts through negative action. It's an incredibly simple concept to understand, but takes a lot of patience and persistence to get right, and you have to stick with it.

Here's a practical example. Say you want to get involved in flipping real estate, but your current experience is that everyone else seems to find the good deals, and that you always get there too late. Look back at your life to examine the thoughts and actions that were impressed upon your subconscious and resulted in your current experience. In "The Diamond Cutter", Roach goes through 46 business problems people face, and identifies the root cause and how to create new impressions.

It's likely that, if you're always behind or left out, you had this image of yourself impressed upon your subconscious early in your life. Maybe your brother or sister got all the attention, or you had to wear his or her old clothes. These thoughts create feelings of inadequacy, resentment, or jealousy. Actions are then based on these feelings, and reinforce the impression of "not good enough".

You have to break the cycle and create new, positive impressions.

What I like about Roach's approach is how much it requires very specific action to create a new impression in your subconscious. People who don't take the time to do a financial baseline or forecast are fueling the impression of lack - lack of time; lack of resources; or lack of money. To create the opposite impression in your subconscious, complete your baseline and forecast as a way of impressing the thought that "there is plenty of time to do what's needed for my business, and I believe I can make my targets."

It's important to understand that the simplest tasks often create the most powerful impressions. Knowing that you have over 60,000 thoughts in a day, what if you took actions throughout the day that required you to have mostly positive thoughts?

In the above example, the person who feels that everyone else gets the good stuff would benefit from having a mini-celebration every time she hears about another person's success. This impresses the idea that there are good deals to be had, and getting them is a very good thing. Yes, it's that subtle, and that easy to create new impressions. Remember to give it time, though.

Creating the impressions that result in building wealth and the _expression of your power

1. Examine your current situation and understand what has been impressed upon your subconscious.

2. Create the vision of what you want to experience in the future.

3. Determine the thoughts and actions that will most likely result in those experiences.

4. Define the strategies and tactics necessary to impress the right thoughts and take the right actions.

5. Go into action.

More specifically:

If you haven't already created your 2005 baseline and forecast, do it as soon as possible to nurture the impressions of success.

Take the steps to protect your assets and your business. This helps to create the subconscious impression of your value and worth.

Develop real marketing plans for your business to impress upon your mind your ability to succeed.

Create or further develop your wealth team. Surround yourself with quality people you trust, and you impress upon your subconscious the energy or idea of quality. This results in quality experiences.

Celebrate in the success of your colleagues, and learn to collaborate instead of compete. Collaboration and celebration (and gratitude) create impressions of success in your subconscious, so that you may create future experiences in which you feel celebrated and grateful.


These are extremely powerful concepts. Yes, you absolutely need to learn about and exercise the fundamentals of wealth building. Develop your plan and strategy. Create your baseline and entity structuring. But, perhaps most importantly, begin creating the kinds of impressions on your subconscious that will eventually lead you to the experiences you want to have. I am constantly working on my mental conditioning, as should you if you want to join me at the head of the table.

Loral Langemeier, author, speaker and founder of Live Out Loud is a pioneer in financial coaching who empowers people to build wealth and achieve financial success.

it took me 1 hr to read it with concentration...but it was worth ppl do read it...

i sure beleive in physical n mental connection... i m unable ot eat wen m her is some connection somewer

hello Dr JM. wt i wld like to to activate the glands?"

Dear sunayna,


In the meanwhile, sreenivasan has posted a nice message. You too have posted a supplementary article on thoughts and deeds relationship. I shall go for its second reading. Now I am answering to the above post.

thank God, you did not curse me while having concentrated reading of one hour. Thank you for your patience and interest.

Glands are always in action. It is the direction and magnitude which matters. Attitudes are predispositions and they modulate direction and magnitude. Then external and internal stimuli accelerate or decelerate the activation levels of the glands. Apart from external and internal stimuli, momentary oscillation of biorhythms also accelerate and decelerate the activation levels of the glands. Among the internal stimuli the thoughts are most important. Thoughts influence the body chemistry and body chemistry influences the thoughts. This is cyclic. So to maintain body homeostasis/balanced state, thoughts are the tools with you.

Now let me demonostrate in you how thoughts can accelerate the activation level of your salivary gland without hypnotising you in the next post.
Read the following carefully.
Take a pause.
Imagine that you have gone to your choicest fruit chatwala.
You have ordered for a plate of fruit chat.
He pulls out a plate.
On it, he cuts a banana,
an apple,
a tomato,
a piece of papaya,
pieces of orrange,,
sprinkles some salt on it.
Then he takes a big sour green lemon,
cuts it,
Two hemispheres of the lemon are in his two hands,
juice is falling drip drip driping.
Now he squizes the hemisphere in his right hand on the fruit pieces in the plate,
Then he squizes the hemisphere in his left hand on the fruit pieces in the plate.
Now he shakes the fruit pieces. the fruit chat is ready.
He hands over the chat plate to you.
You are enjoing the chart............................................>
hi JM ..i get the point..(chat masala is missin though) ok seriously....this one is abt other glands??? n how can we tke advantage out of this?
" Atiitude defines your altitude '' Its the skills which fetch you the job and its the attitude which makes company retains you. Regards Vinay 9866254387
hey vinay
thts the bestestest jus says everythin abt attitude in a simplest n most inspiring way possible
its sooo true...isnt it
its like this trick...
if u number each letter of the alphabet with
A = 1
B = 2
n so on
then H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K gives us 98%
n i dont remember...ther were 2 - 3 others....
but only A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E gives u 100%
so....i think Attiude really is everythin
Dear Sunayna,
From your posts I get flooded with associations. However, short listing and ordering priority is like this:
1. Am I that deaf frog?
2. Thoughts and deeds and
3."ok seriously....this one is abt other glands???
n how can we tke advantage out of this?"
Can you please guess how I determined the order?
Here is the proof of the first point.

"Global health culture and life span of Nobel laureates in p or m.

Dear friends,


Nobel award was started in 1901. Since then Nobel prize being awarded in physiology or medicine also. As per my net search 118 Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine have expired and 62 are surviving. Those who have expired enjoyed an average life span of 79.27 years. The correlation between their year of birth and their life span is .063. The average age of those who are surviving is 74.13. Only 33.9 percent of them are above 80. This information may be corrected in case of error due to information gap or computational error, if any.

However, against these statistical information my intuitive prediction is that those who are surviving and those who will receive the award will have a significantly higher average life span than those who have already expired. The reason is that global health culture is emerging very rapidly. Culture is sui generis and it influences its members knowingly or unknowingly.

I am neither an astrologer nor a real age calculator nor a life span predictor. Hence, any of these specialists or any other specialists or intuitive observers may like to support or contradict my prediction.

May God bless them to survive longer and longer for speeding up of the clear emergence of the global health culture. Thanks.



This message I have posted in another community forum. Several months have elapsed. Not a single reply is posted but I am firm in my prediction.


sorry..m running a lil late with the answers...
u r obviously not the wt made u think abt tht...this was regding the earlier mail baba...
n nope..i dunno how u determined the order...maybe coz u dont know the answer? :lol: lol.......plz do reply soon
Dear sunayna,


Thank you for defrogging me. So let me skip over to point 3. But be sure what you think as "simpler", I am presenting as complex and what you think as complex, I am making it simple. Before that please be exposed to the world where we are now.




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Beginning in the 17th century, the need for separation between the mind and body arose within Western cultures. This gave medical science the freedom to explore and experiment on the physical body while maintaining the church's domain over the mind. While this separation has permitted great advances in the understanding of the nature and treatment of diseases, it has also limited its progression as it has produced a reliance of Western medicine on technology and what has come to be known as "body-mind dualism."

Within the last 30 years, some researchers have turned to alternative and complementary medical systems to explore the interconnections between mind and body. Researchers have also learned that most traditional systems of medicine appreciate and incorporate into their practice the complex and powerful relationship between the mind and the body.

Scientists have developed a new discipline, called psychoneuroimmunology, which interlinks psychological, autonomic, immune, and nervous system functioning. Current mind/body medicine extends beyond psychoneuroimmunology to include the fields of psychology and physics in a new "science of consciousness," which views energy as the underlying pattern of the universe. This is similar to many Asian philosophies, such as Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine, that see human beings as part of an interconnected, universal energy field.

Healing, using mind/body medicine, usually begins by promoting physical and mental relaxation, and developing better ways of coping with stress. A variety of techniques may be used, including biofeedback, body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and guided imagery (see our Molecules of Emotion Resource Guide for resources on these and more topics). Mind/body medicine is based on the recognition of the relationship between mind and body, the body's innate healing potential, and the partnership of patient and healer in restoring the body to health.

In 1993, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study stating that one in three adults had used some form of unconventional medicine, with mind/body techniques being the most frequently used type. Mind/body medicine has emerged as an integral part of comprehensive health care, has given rise to the legitimization of wide-spread research, and the incorporation of mind/body programs in major medical institutions.

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NOTE: The following resource listings are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to be used as a guide for treatment. They are provided for information only. The resources are selected and categorized to help you with your own research.




Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. and Joel Gurin

Mind-Body Medicine: How to Use Your Mind for Better Health

Consumer Reports Books, 1995

Provides current information compiled by several contributors on the crucial role the mind plays in health, an analysis of the mind/body connection, and specific techniques for using the mind to achieve better health.

James S. Gordon, M.D.

Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies

Perseus Press, 1997

Provides an understanding for the use and applications of alternative therapies with a strong guide for blending the best of traditional and alternative methods.

Steven Locke, M.D.

The Healer Within: The New Medicine of Mind and Body

Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies, 1997

A clear authoritative presentation of psychoneuroimmunology, showing how emotions and attitudes can affect health and treatment of illness.

Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.

Foreword by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel

Scribner, 1997

Based on her own research, discusses how molecules and chemicals are capable of linking mind and body such that our emotional state may affect your health.


Elliot S. Dacher, M.D.

Psychoneuroimmunology: The New Mind/Body Healing Program

Paragon House, 1991

A detailed explanation of psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Dacher provides a program on disease prevention, risk reduction, and recovery, applying principles based on imagery, meditation, and biofeedback research.

Manfred Schedlowski and Uwe Tewes

Psychoneuroimmunology: an Interdisciplinary Introduction

Academic Publishers, 1999

Examines the complex functional relationships between the nervous, neuroendocrine, and immune systems. Produced by international leaders in the field, and includes a wealth of cited research studies.

Dr. Alan Watkins

Mind-Body Medicine: A Clinician's Guide to Psychoneuroimmunology

Harcourt Health Sciences Group, 1997

Each chapter focuses on a different clinical problem that practitioners commonly encounter. Provides the reader with current research, scientific explanations of research findings and some helpful suggestions on alternative therapeutic approaches.


Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1993

Each chapter focuses on a different clinical problem that practitioners commonly encounter. Provides the reader with current research, scientific explanations of research findings and some helpful suggestions on alternative therapeutic approaches.

Norman Cousins

Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient

Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1991

Cousins examines creativity and humor as essential components of treatment for chronic illness.

Norman Cousins

Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit

Penguin USA, 1990

Cousins' account of his personal triumph over severe illness. This book describes his 10-year quest to find the proof that positive attitudes are actually biochemical factors which combat disease.

Burton Goldberg

Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Future Medicine Publishing, Inc., 1998

Based on physician testimonials, a general overview of mind/body medicine, and explanations of various modalities such as yoga, meditation, imagery, hypnotherapy and biofeedback.

Paul R. Martin, Ph.D.

The Healing Mind: The Vital Links Between Brain and Behavior Immunity and Disease

Dunne Books, 1998

An easy to read presentation of what is now know about how psychological and emotional states influence physical health and are in turn affected by it.

Bill Moyers

Healing and the Mind

Main Street Books, 1995

A compilation of transcripts of fifteen interviews with leaders in the field of body/mind healing.

Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Love, Medicine and Miracles

Harper Perennial Library, 1990

Siegel describes how exceptional patients work to heal themselves, and how they find courage and determination to follow new, inspirational paths.

David S. Sobel, M.D., and Robert Ornstein, Ph.D.

The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook

ISHK Book Service, 1997

Presents strategies and techniques for health improvement such as relaxation, humor and stress management and evidence of their effectiveness.

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Advances in Mind-Body Medicine

A publication of the Fetzer Institute, which is a non-profit private foundation. The Institute supports research, education, and service programs exploring the integral relationships among body, mind, and spirit. This journal explores the interactions of thoughts, emotions, attitudes and related phenomena with the body and examines their effects on health.

The Humanistic Psychologist

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A journal of the humanistic psychology division of the American Psychological Association; published three times per year.

Journal of Humanistic Psychology <link updated to site home>

This journal provides a comprehensive look at humanistic psychology, integrating theory, research, and application through a variety of features, such as experiential reports, theoretical papers, research studies, and analyses of contemporary culture.

Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Journal

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Peer-reviewed journal designed to provide guidelines, scientific background, and scientific credibility for subtle-energies applications and to support increased dialogue among clinicians, healers, and the scientific and medical communities.

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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)

10200 W.. 44th Ave., Suite 304

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840

Phone: (303) 422-8436

Fax: (303) 422-8894


A non-profit organization largely composed of clinicians, researchers, and educators in biofeedback and related mind-body therapies.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM)

5225 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 414

Washington, DC 20015

Phone: (202) 966-7338

Fax: (202) 966-2589


A non-profit educational organization aimed at transforming medicine into a more compassionate, open-minded and effective model of health care and health education, addressing the mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical dimensions of health and illness. Offers several training programs.

Fetzer Institute

9292 West KL Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Phone: (616) 375-2000

Fax: (616) 372-2163


A non-profit private foundation that supports research, education, and service programs exploring the integral relationships among body, mind, and spirit.

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

475 Gate Five Road, Suite 300

Sausalito, CA 94965

Phone: (415) 331-5650

Fax: (415) 331-5673


The noetic sciences study the mind and its diverse ways of knowing in a truly interdisciplinary fashion. The IONS is a research and education foundation that produces several publications, organizes educational events, and provides grants for scholarly research.

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)

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11005 Ralston Road, #100-D

Arvada, CO 80004

Phone: (303) 425-4625

Fax: (303) 425-4685


An interdisciplinary organization for the study of the basic sciences and medical and therapeutic applications of subtle energies.

Mind/Body Medical Institute and Mind/Body Medical Clinic

Division of Behavioral Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

110 Francis St.

Boston, MA 02215

Phone; (617) 632-9530


Non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting worldwide health and well being, through the study and advancement of mind/body medicine, including the relaxation response and belief systems. Conducts basic and clinical research, offers training to health care professionals and others.

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

PO Box 523

Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Phone: (800) 743-2226

Fax: (860) 423-4512


Establishes practitioner-oriented conferences and seminars for health care providers, specifically on the interface between health and psychology.

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)

7600 Terrace Ave., Suite 203

Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 827-7267

Fax: (608) 831-5485


A multidisciplinary, non-profit organization that provides a scientific forum for behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to study the interactions of behavior, physiological and biochemical states, and morbidity and mortality.

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Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP)

45 Franklin Street, Suite 315

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 864-8850

Referral service: (415) 964 8850

Fax: (415) 864-8853


An international non-profit association that emphasizes consciousness, human dignity, and the capacity for people to direct their own destinies. The AHP offers publications and a yearly directory of humanistic professionals.

Consortium for Holistic Studies

P.0. Box 224

Newport Beach, CA 92662-0224

(949) 723-5104

Fax: (949) 723-5104


A public dialogue, information, and consulting organization dedicated to exploring the intersections of health, psychology, spirituality, and culture. Services include online Public Dialogue Forums, an Information Network database referral system, newsletter "Consortium News", and integrative health consultation.

Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc.

393 Dixon Road

Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 440-8460

Fax: (303) 440-7580


Publish free annual newsletter/Catalogue: Circle of Healing. Information about the work of Joan Borysenko.

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The Life Sciences Institute of Mind-Body Health <link updated to site home>

2955 SW Wanamaker Dr.

Suite B

Topeka, KS 66614

Phone: (785) 271-8686

Fax: (7850 271-8698


Founded by health professionals who pioneered applications of biofeedback to mental and physical problems, such as stress-related disorders, addictive disorders, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, immune deficiencies, and urinary incontinence. The institute also offers support in accessing particular states of consciousness associated with concentration or creativity.

Mind/Body Medicine

The Behavioral Medicine Department

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

The Behavioral Medicine Department-Copley practice

185 Dartmouth St.

Boston, MA 02116


This center treats patients with chronic or recurrent illnesses, physical and/or emotional problems that are stress-sensitive, and help patients become aware of their unique stress response patterns and to learn skills for making healthy changes.

The Mind-Body Wellness Center

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18201 Conneaut Lake Rd.

Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 724-1765

Fax: (814) 333-8662


This center focuses on treating the whole person with an open-minded approach that focuses on each individual in a caring, comprehensive and coordinated manner. Offers treatment and courses in many mind-body therapies.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center <link updated to site home>

736 Cambridge St.

Boston, MA 02135-2997

Phone: (617) 562-7916


Participants in this eight-week program are taught to incorporate meditation and yoga into their lives for the purpose of relieving stress and its effect on the mind and body.

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Alternative Health News Online: Mind/Body Control

Provides links to sites offering information on an overview of mind/body healing, and discussions on various mind/body techniques, such as music therapy, art therapy, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, and guided imagery.

Cygnus: Books on Mind-Body Medicine <link updated to site home>

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A brief list of mind/body books, with a description of the book and links to books on related topics.

HealthWorld Online

Choose links to general mind/body topics such as, medicine, health, exercise. Also has comprehensive links to specific mind/body therapies, such as bodywork, guided imagery, etc.

OnHealth: Mind/Body Medicine,15041.asp

Brief descriptions on mind/body medicine therapies, including biofeedback, guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation, yoga, and more. Also offers an overview of mind/body medicine and tips on choosing a practitioner.

Yahoo! Health: Mind-Body Medicine

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Last updated: September, 2002
Hi Anjum,
Here are Gr7 who determine our BEING AND BECOMING.
6.Gonads and
Where is the 8th? Do you prefer to tame these 7 first or search the 8th?
Dear Sunayna,


Here is the simpler as complex and then I shall post complex as simple.




By now we are very clear about cyclic causal relationship:-


Simpler as complex

1. The imagination of fruit chat stimulates our salivary gland. We are conditioned to the former. We do not know when. Similarly we are conditioned to billions of stimuli about which we may be innocent. Some such conditioned stimuli facilitate our living while certain others create hindrance and sometimes they are so great that they can shorten our life. So can we differentiate the life facilitating conditioned stimuli and hindrance producing stimuli? My answer is emphatic YES. But before that let me tell you the great history behind the conditioned salivary gland response.

2. In 1904 Ivan Petrovitch Pavlov was awarded Nobel prize. Do you know why? He was doing experiment on gastric juice of dogs in a greatly controlled laboratory condition. It was greatly controlled because he wanted to rule out the influence of extraneous factors in his experiments completely.

3. He was a physiologist and did know that a much more psychic domain exists beyond the material world and both material and psychic phenomenon are intertwined very systematically.

4. One day he noticed that while the page boy who used to feed his dogs was still at a distance but the saliva of the experimental dog is falling dip dip dripping. He was amazed. No food was yet in the mouth of the dog and still it salivates. Then the focus of his experiments changed. He named this reaction as psychic reflex and then as conditioned reflex. For this discovery he was awarded Nobel prize in 1904.

5. An American psychologist, John Broadus Watson of John Hopkins University carried forward conditioning research further. He conditioned the little boy Albert to fear his dear white rabbit and then he extinguished the fear too. This was the great beginning of behaviorist school of psychology and behaviour modification movement as well.

6. In the personal front he developed affairs with one of his students(Rosalie Rayner?). The puritan University administration ousted him on this cause. Then he entered into corporate world. Used his conditioning technology in advertisement and became multi millionaire. Thank God he was not ousted for scientific misconduct for producing conditioned fear responses. In the experiment the overt observable behaviours were recorded and not the autonomic and endocrinal responses because experimental psychopathology was yet to come..

7. Not knowing all these as a beginner in the college while I was hearing the lecture on Pavlov’s conditioning, I reacted. What is great in it? In the association school already there are laws of proximity, similarity and cause and effect etc. My teacher was angry and for days together she did not talk to me.

8. During the post graduate stage I found that there was a great controversy between Wolfgang Kohler and Ivan Petrovitch Pavlov on the issue of associationism and conditioning. After several correspondence Pavlov agreed that associatiotionism and conditioning are identical and they merge together.

9. So this is in brief the great history of fruit chat(of course, without chat masala) and saliva.

10. Now let me go to make the complex as very very simple
Let me repeat the cyclic causal relationship:-


Making the complex as simple.

When the imagery of fruit chat is invoked in the consciousness, every conditioned cell in the body gets activated right from frontal lobe/association cortex in the brain to the salivary gland spontaneously. This is true for every thought(percept, image and idea).

Let me illustrate.

We had to buy a polygraph equipment. The supply came. I had to be satisfied on its output. On checking I found that the equipment is OK but performance of certain parameters required modification. The sales manager could not understand what we wanted. So he requested that this be talked with the production engineer. So I had to go to their factory at Chandigarh. The production engineer could understand our requirement in five minutes. But it took 3 days to effect the correction.

When they said that it is ready I had to check it up in their laboratory itself. One of their employee was hooked up into the parameters. I then asked him:

Close your eyes. Imagine that you are late for office. Hurry up. Hurry up…………. Now you have reached the office and you boss has started orally firing you. You are defenseless

All the imaginations are untrue. He is not late. His boss is very much around and viewing the demonstration. Despite that the equipment shows that his blood pressure has gone up, resistance to electrical conductance has gone down and there is hypoventilation in respiration.

All the three systems-circulatory, dermal and respiratory are complex systems. But the idea invoked in the consciousness or its effect travels to each cell of the body which is record able. The only difference between the aforesaid salivary response and these responses is that of magnitude. The former was above the threshold of awareness and these responses are below the threshold of awareness. But the truth is that the thought invoked in the consciousness or its effect travels to each and every cell of the body.

Next question is how to use this knowledge in general and for human resource management in particular.



Dear vishal,
Here is what science says.
(Seven Endocrine Glands - After Ray Stanford)
The endocrine system stands at the heart of human opportunity and human dis-ease. This is the case because the major glands are the transmitting agents for social, emotional, mental and spiritual forces which underlie the whole of our physical worlds.
This idea may seem a bit farfetched to the uninitiated, simply skeptical, or strictly scientific. Many such folks believe that human beings are just peculiar masses of protoplasm which are somewhat controlled by brain impulses and nervous system patterns.
But, there is growing evidence that we are really this and much more. Research is appearing which will eventually validate that, "The mind is not so much in the body, as the body is in the mind."
The choice is yours.
ah..wanted to ask u the same thing
how can we use this info..
my guess wld be u can destress ur employee n motivate...but waiting for the answer
n no..i dont think its boring. i m readin all this for the first time n its fascinating
well...also wanted to ask...wt gland needs to be activated in order to lose weight?
JM....stick to the simpler version.. :wink: n wer do u get sooo much info from?
if u want to know about losing weight.. then there is one reaserch in uk and usa that says that the person there lose weight very fast when they are in love. even the course o weight loss couldnot achieve this level of weight losses.. so may be u can try that also if u want weight loss
Going by what sreenivasan about weight loss, i do not agree with him. In fact, waiting for my husband i tend to eat more which is the result of what iam today.
Do you have another version of this. Say only when you are in love and not married you tend to loose weight but after marriage it is the other way round. :lol:
Soumya Shankar
:lol: lol......hey soumya....sreenivasans theory thus sound right.
u r waiting for ur husband to it is like waiting for love :lol:
by the way sreenivasan, i meant which gland cld help in weight loss :D
hi soumya shankar,
i am talking a the research done in UK so. naturally it is about people falling in love then weigt loss. so it is not connecte with marriage and then this research came in papers in indian express paper. so if u want full details you can refere the paper... then sunayna i donot know about gland. wjhn i saw about the weight loss this result got in to my mind so just said. i think some biological students can deal with that not mee...
There’s an old saying that “the level of your being attracts the level

of your life.” In other words, your general tone or ATTiTUDE toward

life will be reflected in the different areas of your life, including your


If you want to have a generous and prosperous bank account, the best

place to start is with your ATTiTUDE.

Here’s a method for checking your attitude by Stephanie Yeh .

First, when you wake up in the morning, check in with yourself.

What’s your attitude?

Are you relaxed and languorous after a good night’s rest or are you

tense and anxious?

What thoughts, if any, are running through your mind? Keep a notebook

by your bed and jot down a few words about your general attitude.

Then, at night, check in again. Review the events of your day and get a

general sense of your attitude. Were the events upbeat and happy or

were they argumentative and tense? Keep a running log for a week – and be


At the end of the week, look back over your log and assess your general

tone. If your checkbook or financial status is low, chances are your

attitude is also low. If you find that your attitude has been less than

generous all week, try this little exercise for expanding it (and your


Once a day, intentionally go out of your way to be generous, expansive

and kind toward someone. It doesn’t have to be someone you know – just

pick a person to be generous with. You might compliment someone’s

outfit, give someone a smile or tip a little more generously than usual at a

meal. Whatever you choose, keep it simple and easy. Be as sincere as


Most importantly, don’t expect anything back from that person, and

don’t tell anyone about your kind act.Keeping your kind act of the day

under wraps is really the secret of success for this exercise.

The Universe responds to your generous attitude and reflects that

generosity through your bank account and the richness in your life.

Do this exercise consistently for a week or two and see what comes to


:lol: hihihih, i missed rwadin this before...
r u sayin tht ppl fall out of love once they get married
hey...the attitude exercise sounds cool....
bbut i m always in a mess at night before sleepin..coz i try my best to finish reading ET for the day :oops:
Ability is what you’re capable of doing... Motivation determines what you do... Attitude determines how well you do it.
hi sunayna,
i said that UK people way of culture and social outgoing is different from here. that is wat i meant to say in the before posting....
but if u want sure u can alocate time to do the exercise sunayna. u have 24 hours of time... which is 1660 min... so wat do u think sunayna..
from this also i want to say one more think that pattern of attitude varies from country to country. ya it varies from person to person. but there may be some underlining thread which will be same a little if we see in the same country.... so wat is ur opnion in this?
what is others opnion in this??
Dear sunayna,


Here are some answers to your questions. More will follow.

“Obesity and Overweight

Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese, often because of metabolic and hormonal problems. The sign of obesity is too much body fat. Thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, and pituitary disorders can cause obesity. Endocrinologists also identify factors linked with obesity such as, insulin resistance and genetic problems.”

“Taking too much thyroid hormone will usually cause anyone to burn off or waste calories and lose weight but much of the weight lost will be protein and result in osteoporosis and problems with the heart. When the thyroid hormone is stopped or reduced to normal amounts the weight will increase again.

Some individuals, who have been hyperthyroid but have been treated and now have normal thyroid levels, experience more difficulty keeping their weight down as compared to before they ever had a thyroid problem.

Somehow too much thyroid hormone for a period of time may permanently impair an individual's ability to waste extra calories and the weight tends to increase even though the thyroid levels are normal. This applies to individuals who have been hyperthyroid because of a thyroid problem such as Graves' disease and those individuals who take too much thyroid hormone over a long time.

Because of this and the long-term side effects of taking too much, thyroid hormone is not a good way to lose weight.

The safest approach is lifestyle modification that results in decreased caloric intake by changing eating habits and increased expenditure of calories by exercising more. Even though weight control may be more difficult after being hyperthyroid, it is still quite possible.”

The above two quotes speak about the glandular role in overweight and alteration efforts. Now I lead your focus to the last two words of the first quote-“genetic problems”. Instead of calling it genetic problems, let us call it genetic determination. Like certain height, certain weight is also contributed by our ancestors. What is that? If over the years someone is having more or less constant weight, there is no need of concern. This is genetically determined. However, genetic codes also can be broken but let us not enter this area now for obvious reasons-the materials are already too heavy. But please keep in mind that genetic codes also can be broken.

I become surprised when so much of people are concerned about their weight and are spending billions of dollars and are least concerned about body realignment. In our day to day activities we exert differential strain in different locations of the body, This apart our sleeping, sitting and movement styles and stress may de-align our body cells. This is much greater problem than just body weight per se. Body alignment must look majestic, dignified and graceful. When I imagine majestic, dignified and graceful, the lower arms locked figure of Swami Vivekananda appears in my consciousness vividly. One can have his/ her own visualizations. Mere loss of weight will not give this.

Coming back to the body weight, we must keep two things in mind. Are we eating just what we ought to eat? Next, are our alimentary systems in perfect order? I think these two questions are of greater concern than the concern of body weight.

Next, let me move to the RELEVANCE aspect.

“hello people,

there are many inputs by people on attitude is everything. even i want to make people think about a concept called ASK concept. which tells a person can succedd when the first word A is there in that persons behaviuour. so A is attitude, s is skill and k is knowledge. so ppl with s and k may fail in life since not having A. like bill gates. he has the attitude to make the group called microsoft than s & k factors. so i can talk more about this A factor inluence on the people esp in making people suceed..

ok see u all byee


Sreenivasan.R “

Here is what sreenivasan says and I agree with him. Suppose we request Mr Surjeet Kumar to select 100 perfect ASKs at their age of 25. He applies his best recruitment devices and gives us 100 perfect ASKs. Fine.We are happy. But the story does not end here. Can Mr. Surjeet Kumar say how many of them can maintain their ASK ness by their age of 50? NO. Can Mr Surjeet Kumar say whose ASK ness will decline at what rate? No. But under the present circumstances inevitably ASK ness will decline with the passage of time.

Here comes our ATTITUDES--ŕTHOUGHTS---ŕBODY CHEMISTRY--ŕATTITUDES-----ŕ--- formula to rescue.


And yes, the other rule of thumb is for others who do not have perfect ASK ness- THE GREATER THE CONSCIOUS ADHERENCE TO THIS FORMULA THE GREATER IS THE PROBABILITY OF ENRICHMENT OF ASK NESS.

Dear viewers! Do you agree with it?

Dear viewer! Do you not want these rules of thumb?

Next, let me move to HOW TO/HOW TO TO HOW TO.


hi jogeshwar,
the formula is good. but how u calculate this consious adherence? then other than telling consious adherence if i can say that learningness intention.. bcos learning can help to maintain the ASK level.. then even i have heard that some company try to evalutate this learning capability also through some test during entry... if person with good ASK level and good LEARning curve he may sustain this is wat i want to say?if i am right or wrong jogeshwar
Dear sreenivasan,
Thank you for insight. The causal raltionship attitudes--->Thoughts----->Body chemistry----->attitudes cycle is going on automatically. Only one is to be conscious of it, so that no unhealthy thoughts creep in. this point will be all the more clear in my next post.
It is true that there is individual differences in learning capabilities. But to maintain capabilities whatsoever, balancing body chemistry is absolutely necessary and that can be done through healthy thoughts only.
hi jogeshwar,
your are very much right... when people try to know the meaning of attitude then they can sure understand there is involvement of mind and body in to it.. so when a person doesnot like a blood. when he sees blood he may feel giddiness so attitude towards blood has lead to body chemistry changes..
then you have come to my point itself that i specified about learning bcos that is mind related factor which rates the brain capability.... so as you have said that
so healthy thought is about mind attitude can be measured from factors related to mind... the the level attitude affecting the body depends on each person level of affection to that kind of attitude..
i think i on the topic itself i didnot go out of it
Dear sreenivasan,
I was tempted to drop just two lines what I spontaeously felt after reading your post. I see a teacher self in you and I always say that teaching is the best way of learning. Also the dictum goes that the more you distribute knowledge the more it enriches.Please keep up.
I shall come to the topic later.

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