Thursday, 22 December 2016

Finding Your Calling Can Boost Mental, Spiritual and Physical Health

How Finding Your Calling Can Improve Your Life

It is well known that when we find our calling or something that fulfills us, life improves dramatically.  This can be volunteering, finding the profession that was meant for us or the person who inspires us.

Health and Life Purpose are Linked

How are physical healing and life purpose related? As I described in my book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, your body is beautifully equipped with natural self-healing mechanisms that can destroy cancer, fight off infection, reverse heart disease, and slow aging. However, here’s the kicker. Your body’s self-healing mechanisms only function when your nervous system is in the parasympathetic mode, or what Herbert Benson at Harvard called the “relaxation response.” Every time your nervous system goes into the sympathetic mode, which Walter Cannon at Harvard called the “stress response” or which you may know as the “fight or flight” response, your body’s natural self-healing mechanisms get flipped off.

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