Thanks for sharing your interesting and informative article link. I'm really not surprised. Our emotions govern our health. It makes sense.
In expounding on your key statement, our emotions govern or rule or control or direct our health...our physical health, our emotional health, our spiritual health, and our mental health to a large extent or to a significant degree.
Thanks for sharing. It makes sense. Someone I know received news she has breast cancer. This is a year after her son died. :(
You're welcome.Very sad to know. Without knowing her medical history/background, it cannot be concluded for sure that her cancer came from a broken heart or from emotional pain related to her son's passing on. If you know that she had no other health problems (ones that cause or precipitate breast cancer) prior to her diagnosis, then broken heart syndrome could possibly be the cause.
I know her pretty well. She also suffered years of pain from her husband's infidelity. Their marriage was annulled last year, just months after her son died. Thanks, Najwa.
You're welcome Karen.
I'm sorry that she had to go through such a traumatic experience and the resulting pain. It's astonishing how often husbands and wives in marriages do not honor the promise they made to each other in front of God, and based on their behaviors, how insignificant their marriage commitment is to them. My philosophy is if one is not happy or content in his/her marriage, he/she should evoke assistance from God, communicate to his/her spouse about it, seek counsel from those the two trust and/or those well versed in marriage, identify the key problems, implement an action plan, and be consistent and diligent in carrying out the action plan. If this does not work, ending the marriage makes sense. Doing things to make one feel better or feel good at the expense of hurting the other or hurting others and himself/herself in the short run and/or in the long run is a wrong and selfish way of going about whatever is problematic with oneself in the marriage and/or whatever is problematic in the marriage.
In the end, marriage success comes down to one word and that's MORALITY. And this morality translates into - God consciousness, love of God, His creation and righteousness, justice, equality, wanting for his/her spouse what he/she would want for him/herself, respect for self and respect for his/her spouse, honesty, integrity, authenticity, walking the walk, etc. Successful marriage takes loving oneself and knowing oneself; it takes work and lots of open, honest, effective communication; it takes both husband and wife giving to each other and both husband and wife accepting from each other; it takes keeping the spark lit, it takes maintaining some level of novelty within the marriage, it takes consistent expression of love and affection between husband and wife, it takes maturity; it takes loyality; it takes understanding that no one is perfect including himself/herself and therefore one will make mistakes, it takes mercy and patience; it takes working on one's flaws and doing the work to improve oneself, it takes being grateful, it takes flexibility; it takes one being accommodating, it takes seeing one's marriage to the end.