Quotes on Health and Healing
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization, 1948).
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit (B.K.S. Iyengar).
The Old English word hal yields three words in modern English, whole, meaning `complete'; hale, meaning `healthy,' (heard often in the collocation "hale and hearty"); and holy, `sacred.' (Integrity Dialogue Hopes Thwarted)
Medicine & meditation come from the same root. Their meaning is the same - to heal. Medicine heals the body, Meditation heals the soul (Osho)
repossess the power of our health/wholeness/holiness in a new and uniquely functional manner (Spirit and Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition c. 2001 by Susun S. Weed).
To be healed means to be joined with the whole. To be ill means to be disconnected from the whole (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. 1984. The Book. Series I. Rajneeshpuram, OR: Rajneesh Foundation International, p. 621).
Awareness heals because awareness is truly whole, and healing is fundamentally a return to wholeness (Chopra, D. 2009. The Ultimate Happiness Prescription. New York: Harmonay Books, p. 38).
Healing has to occur on three planes: Mental (thinking), Emotional (feeling) & Physical (outcome) (Rev. Reggie Howard).
The desire to be healthy is part of ignorance. The desire not to be ill is also part of ignorance (Osho.1994. From Medication to Meditation. Saffron Walden: C. W. Daniel. p. 309).
The body's health and illness is its own affair. If you want to do something about it, you are still attached to it. It will take its own course; you need not be much worried about it...Only witnessing is something absolutely eternal - everything else goes on changing, everything else is in flux (Osho.1994. From Medication to Meditation. Saffron Walden: C. W. Daniel. p. 312).
Balance is the foundation of Chinese medicine, which seeks to find and correct imbalances that give rise to illness and symptoms of disease (Chinese Medicine: Keeping the Balance).
The recent explosion of interest in alternative care – including such disciplines as psychoneuroimmunology – has made is quite clear that the person’s interior states (emotions, psychological attitude, imagery, and intentions) play a crucial role in both the cause and the cure of even physical illness (Ken Wilber. 2000. A Theory of Everything. An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality. Boston: Shambhala, p. 91).
laughter and humor are therapeutic allies in healing (Billy Strean. 2008. The HoHo Dojo. New York: Random HAs, p. 92)
Remember, the happiness you discover within yourself is the key to healing the entire world (from the back cover of the book by Chopra, D. 2009. The Ultimate Happiness Prescription. New York: Harmony Books)
[see also Laughter Quotes, Laughter through Laughter Yoga, Healing Thinking and Being, and my book in progress on Materialism, Holism, and Mysticism - A Mandala]