Friday, March 30, 2007

Hope

"The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon." --Norman Cousins, writer, editor, citizen diplomat, promoter of holistic healing, and unflagging optimist.

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.-- William James.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.-- Maori Proverb.

Don't lose hope. When it gets darkest the stars come out.-- Unknown.

P.S. The photograph is of Norman Cousins, former editor of Saturday Review, and author of Human Options and The Healing Heart. I picked him because after a lifetime of achievement, he spent the final years of his life at the UCLA Medical Center teaching ethics and medical history and continued his research into the relationship of attitude and health.

1 comment:

marja said...

You're right. A person's attitude has a huge effect on how will he/she will be. Even with meds we need a positive attitude, believing they will work.