SUMMARY - Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul_ How to Create a New You - Deepak Chopra



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  • Grief from losing a partner can last for years and negatively impact physical health, as shown by higher rates of heart attacks and shorter lifespans in widowers.

  • Conditions like heart attacks, depression, and side effects of drugs may seem unrelated but can all stem from distortions in the body's energy patterns. A small disruption can spread incoherence if allowed to grow.

  • Cancer can be viewed as distorted energy in the body. Conceptualizing the whole body in terms of energy makes healing more comprehensible - when distorted patterns return to normalcy, problems disappear.

  • The story recounts an acquaintance named Graham who learned qigong energy healing. He helped a friend's wife alleviate cancer symptoms through distant healing sessions, demonstrating how subtle energy interventions can impact physical health.

  • Viewing illness as an energy imbalance that healing restores coherence to provides an alternative framework compared to strictly biological models. Subtle energy practices may complement and enhance mainstream medical approaches.

In summary, the passage discusses how grief, illness and health can be understood from an energy perspective, and gives an example of how energy healing techniques may alleviate physical issues by correcting energetic distortions.

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  • Sam, a man with Parkinson's disease, saw a significant decrease in his symptoms during qigong training. Qigong is a system of gentle physical exercises and meditation used in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Traditional Chinese medicine views health as a balance of vital energy or life force that flows through energy channels in the body. Practices like acupuncture aim to manipulate this energy flow. Western science does not recognize this concept of energy, but techniques based on it can still provide healing benefits.

  • The passage suggests Sam's qigong practice may have helped relieve his Parkinson's symptoms by regulating his vital energy flow and restoring balance. While the energy concept is not understood in Western terms, the results suggest it played a role in Sam's improvement.

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  • The body physically registers emotions through distinctive sensations like tightness, warmth, coldness, etc. but the mind can deny these signals.

  • Fear causes tightness and coldness sensations. Anger leads to feelings of warmth and flushed skin. Humiliation makes one feel weak. Frustration is rigid and bottled up.

  • Anxiety and depression show up over time as tiredness, numbness or restlessness. Grief has heavy, numbing effects. Hostility and arrogance display tenseness and readiness for anger.

  • These physical cues indicate inner resistance or barriers that experiences are hitting against. The ego uses strategies like self-importance, criticism, dependency or competitiveness to hide resistance from awareness.

  • It's important to trust the body's expressions of emotions rather than ignore them, as they provide insight into inner blocks. Understanding these physical signals can help overcome resistance and denial.

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  • Small events are often part of larger patterns and designs that are not apparent at the time.

  • During WWII, rose breeding in France halted as land was used to grow food due to the Nazi invasion. A young breeder had to destroy decades of work selecting roses, except for one promising seedling.

  • He sent buds of this new rose variety to America with one of the last diplomats leaving France before the Nazi occupation. The variety was named 'Peace'.

  • Decades later, Brett's mother planted 'Peace' rose bushes in their garden. Though a small act at the time, it allowed Brett to encounter the mystical rosebush and have meaningful experiences with it that changed his life perspective.

  • This story illustrates how seemingly minor decisions can end up connecting to much larger patterns and historical forces in unexpected ways. Seeing the broader context and meaning behind small events is important.

In summary, the passage talks about how small, discrete events are often part of larger patterns and designs not obvious at the time if one takes a broader view of connections between people and across history. Brett's encounter with the rose plant is given as an example.

Here is a summary of the key points:

  • The passage advocates relating consciously to one's body through trust, consideration, honesty, cooperation and appreciation.

  • Trusting the body means listening to its signals and respecting its needs, instead of ignoring it or taking it for granted. The body provides honest feedback if we pay attention.

  • Consideration involves caring for the body through healthy habits like nutrition, exercise, rest, hygiene, etc. This shows we value the body as our vehicle for living.

  • Honesty refers to acknowledging weaknesses and areas for improvement, not hiding problems or acting invulnerable. The body doesn't judge, it simply wants to function well.

  • Cooperation means aligning mind and body through relaxing mental tensions that cause stress reactions. The two aspects support each other through harmony rather than conflict.

  • Appreciation recognizes that the body faithfully serves us each day without complaint. Giving it sincere thanks through conscious care and respect strengthens the relationship.

The key message is that relating consciously to one's body through trust, care, honesty, cooperation and appreciation leads to improved well-being and quality of life.

Here is a summary:

  • The passage discusses taking a caring, respectful approach to one's own body.

  • It advocates not distrusting the body when it shows signs of distress, as it faithfully performs many processes. The body should be trusted.

  • Small acts of care like resting when tired, rather than waiting until exhaustion, show consideration for the body. This will reward with more energy and relaxation.

  • Accepting the body for who it is, rather than objectifying it to unrealistic ideals, shows honesty.

  • Providing proper diet, exercise, rest in return for the body's service cultivates mutual cooperation.

  • Seeing an aging body as an equal partner in fulfillment rather than discomfort fosters loving appreciation over time.

  • Relating to the body this way closes the gap between mind and body caused by routine, disconnects them, and allows each new day to feel renewing as body and soul work in harmony.

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