Change text size for the story is a very strange title, but I think it means you have to change the inner voices of your mind if you want to make lasting changes to your well-being.I was very excited when I read this article, because I had been told of a neuroscientist Dr Caroline Leaf who has also discovered that negative thoughts can create toxic pathways in the brain, so was very intrigued by this article by Dr Jill Bolte who has recovered from a stroke by affirming positive statements about her health. It says in the Bible that there is life and death in the tongue, and this once more affirms the great and wonderful truth you find when reading the Bible. When you watch the video of Dr Jill Bolte Taylor telling of her experience of suffering a massive stroke, remember that the video is made after the stroke, and marvel with me of her incredible healing. My husband suffered a minor stroke a few years ago, but it hit his speech center of his brain, and whilst he speaks normally most of the time, when he becomes excited he can’t get the words out, so sadly he hasn’t made a complete recovery of what was classed a minor stroke.
The video is in two parts mainly because of length, I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
“Bolte found that daily repeating of positive words about one’s health — for example, “I have always been in radiant health, calm and serene and filled with great joy” — can and does actually create neural pathways enhancing general well-being and …”
A few years ago I actually put Psalm 27 to music because it meant so much to me, especially as I was going through a very stormy time in my life. I have always found putting Words to music it helps me to remember the words, and the words of Psalm 27 are so special, so was delighted when Tom Harpur suggested that one made a ‘mantra’ of the opening lines of this Psalm 27. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear, The Lord is the Strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His Temple, in His secret Temple shall He hide me and keep me safe from harm. This is a very special Psalm, and when we were going our troubles I would imagine myself safely in His Temple, and this helped me cope with all the difficulties we were experiencing. If you want to read Dr Jill Bolte’s book called My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey than click on the link colored in yellow.