Is there more to all of this positive thinking than simply finding and learning about alternative methods of curing the ills that afflict many people?
There are many instances where alternative remedies are just as effective, if not more effective especially in the long run than medical science.
On the flip side, there are plenty of instances where medical science is the right choice of solution. So far we have looked at many different "alternative" remedies and treatments but missed on probably the most important one of them all.
The Human Mind
I don't really want this to be a huge post, because I have written on this subject extensively in other articles published on other sites. But the concise explanation is that we can, to an extent, control our health and the way we fight off diseases and cure illnesses. We do it by what we are thinking, or to be more correct, by our predominant emotional state.
There is a lot of evidence to back this up and many surgeons will tell you that patients who maintained an upbeat, positive mental attitude to their impending surgery tended to make the fastest and most complete recovery over those who harboured a negative, downbeat attitude. You probably know someone, or many people who seem to always be in good health and those people are always smiling and seem to be happy most of the time.
Whereas you also probably know someone or some people who are mostly unhappy, grumpy and complaining about everything and these are the ones that are always seeming to get sick.
How Observant Are You?
If you don't right now, then maybe it's because you are not quite so observant as you thought you were! But you can test this out for yourself. Simply focus on a few people you know well and are in close contact with often. Note how their predominant outward bearing is.
Are they often grumpy and miserable, complaining about everything and putting people down for doing things they don't like? Are they often scowling and rarely smile? Do you feel uncomfortable or even a little depressed when in their company? Look at their health: how often do they get colds, aches and pains, come down with an assortment of illnesses or get depressed?
Pick some people you know who mostly seem to be happy, smile and laugh a lot, always have a good word to say about everyone. They never seem to complain about anything and you always feel good in their company. How is their general health? Do they always seem to be healthy, rarely get colds and never complain of aches and pains or of feeling bad?
Tune Into the Good
My guess is that once you tune into people more closely and observe their state of health in relation to how they are emotionally or how they make you feel when you are in their company, you will start to see a definite pattern emerge. The positive, upbeat people will tend to be healthier and speak well of people and situations.
While the negative, downbeat people will be less healthy, complain more about things and often latch onto people's mistakes and verbally put them down for them.
It's not scientific at all, but it is there to see for anyone who cares to look. Your predominant emotional state is by and large controlled by your thoughts as well as what is happening around you.
You can mentally block out negative events around you and choose your own thoughts if you wish. You can think only of happy, positive things and it really will lift your mood and promote happy, positive emotions within you.
After all, of all the things in anyone's life, there is only one area that a person has total control over and that no one else can take away from them.
So make them good, happy and positive ones and you will improve your health as well as your outlook on life. And the best part is people will (even though they may not know why) enjoy being in your company more.