The question is how we react to this great prejudice against women. The rule of law and social activism certainly are crucial. But no matter how...”
Your body is an emotional filter and bears the unmistakable marks of your prevalent emotions.
Emotional disturbances, especially suppressed emotions, are the causes of all disease. To feel intensely about a wrong without voicing or expressing that feeling, is the beginning of disease – dis-ease – in both body and environment….
The cures attributed to the influence of certain medicines, relics and places are the effects of imagination and faith.
The curative power is not in the spirit that is in them, it is in the spirit in which they are accepted….It is not what you want that you attract; you attract what you believe to be true.
[W]e did a study in which capuchin monkeys received either a grape or a piece of cucumber for a simple task.
If both monkeys got the same reward, there never was a problem. Grapes are by far preferred (as real primates, like us, they go for sugar content), but even if both received cucumber, they’d perform the task many times in a row.
However, if they received different rewards, the one who got the short end of the stick would begin to waver in its responses, and very soon start a rebellion by either refusing to perform the task or refusing to eat the cucumber.
This is an “irrational” response in the sense that if profit-maximizing is what life (and economics) is about, one should always take what one can get. Monkeys will always accept and eat a piece of cucumber whenever we give it to them, but apparently not when their partner is getting a better deal. In humans, this reaction is known as “inequity aversion.”