The Feelings and Disease
•Temporary material nature — a source of anxiety, precisely because we are essentially anti-matter, eternal spirit souls.
•Here occurs repeated births, illness, old age and death. There is no permanent position in this material world.
•Very little is remembered that a sick person also has feelings, desires and opinions, and — most important of all — has the right to be heard.
•In Ayurvedic medicine it is clear that diseases firstly invade the subtle body (mind, intelligence and false ego), and then start to affect the gross physical body in different ways.
•The Simonton couple found a scientific basis for the "will to live." They demonstrated how someone's reaction to stress and other emotional factors can contribute to the beginning and the progression of a cancer, and how positive expectations, awareness, and self-care can help control and even cure the disease.
•There are clinics and hospitals in the U.S. that try to reconcile irradiation, radiation therapy, with other mental visualization exercises with patients.
•The mind-body perspective is already a common practice almost everywhere — the patient is seen as a person (mind, body and feelings).
•In the life of any human being there are phases when enormous challenges occur that force the individual to rethink their values and practice, deeply and truly.
•Medicine has advanced, but the diseases also. There were also unforeseen ethical, moral, legal and financial issues [that arose]. ... The worst disease is materialistic science.
•One of the great advances of modern medicine, however, is a new understanding that some doctors and other health professionals have acquired, in regards to the level of control that anyone can learn to have of the mental processes that influence a wide variety of physical effects.
•Re-examine our point of view in regards to death.
•Quality of dying comes from the ability to face the fears with honesty and understanding, and recognize when you are about to die.
•The admission of one's own mortality, the fragility of our own lives. To know how a patient who will die feels, but also to be able to treat him with compassion, which is the same that we would desire for ourselves.
NOTE: Translation of original text handwritten in Portuguese.
Parte 2: Eternal Spiritual Truths (I)