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pic          Yes, according to writer and physician Deepak Chopra.  


Okay, according to Dr. Chopra (who is an Ayurvedic doctor (spiritual mind-body medicine), and also an American physician (board-certified in internal medicine and specializing in endocrinology), here’s the deal:

“The cells communicate with each other through the language of neuropeptides, which are the equivalent of thought. These cells, which fight against...disease, literally eavesdrop on everything that you are saying to yourself...” 1

He goes on to say, “Every thought you have, every idea you entertain, sends a chemical message to the core of cellular awareness.”

This says to me (if it’s true), that the way we talk to ourselves is more important than perhaps many of us have realized. Even phrases like, “He makes me sick,” or worries in our heads like “I’m afraid of bugs, I hope I never see another bug, I’m terrified I’ll see a bug.” are things our bodies listen to and take seriously.  

In the first instance (“He makes me sick.“), well, I’ve ended up with a stomach ache many a time when I go into a meeting with someone, when I have that attitude.

With the bug self-talk, I’ve noticed for myself that the more I say I’m scared of bugs, the more bugs there are. The less I fret over it, the less bugs there are. I know it’s a matter of perception, rather than some magical thing about our minds, but still, if in my head the word “bug” keeps coming up, chances are I will have a confrontation with a bug in the near future.

I’m beginning to think that the way we talk to ourselves in our heads is extremely important to our well-being.  

“We have a thinking body,” says Deepak.

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1 - From an article by A. Robert Smith in “Venture Inward” 7-8-1993

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      Veggie wrote May 29, 2010
    • I'm beginning to think that the way we talk to ourselves in our heads is extremely important to our well-being.    


      Because we don’t generally think of our bodies in any other way than it is our ‘vehicle‘, our cells talking to each other can seem a little much.

      But in reality and scientifically as far as our body intricate functions, it’s not all that unrealistic.

      Have you ever seen ‘What the Bleep Do We Know!?’

      Mike & I saw this a few years ago.  I think I actually bought it.  I’ll have to check our videos.

      Your post sent me on a cell communication search estatic

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      Victorious wrote May 29, 2010
    • The bible confirms that this is so...‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue...’ Prov 18:21heartheart

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      Vikki Hall wrote May 30, 2010
    • I always thought that self talk was more powerful than anything else.....

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      Lisa Brown wrote May 30, 2010
    • Wow, this is interesting.  I am in a class for depression and they are saying the same things.  

      Veggie: thanks for putting that video on here that was really interesting!!!

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      Suzann wrote May 30, 2010
    • Veggie, ditto what Lisa said - the videos are amazing. I did see “What the Bleep,” but you’ve inspired me to watch it again, it was so long ago. I had forgotten that water scene!

      And the video you found on cellular communication just blew me away. The body is so amazingly complex. What blows me away the most is how sensitive the body is to stuff. All the reactions that go on in there. I’m more inspired than ever to “talk nice” to myself. (The hair standing straight up is brilliant. This happens to my cat whenever something surprises or scares her. And even my bird, her feathers puff out when ... I don’t know what makes her feather puff out.)

      And that makes me think of when people get chills down their backs. I wonder what that means!?

      Vikki, Lisa, Jank, yes absolutely.  


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      Veggie wrote May 31, 2010
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      I thought of my cat too when they were talking about the hair standing up.

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