Mind that heals and liberates

“Mind that bind is mind that set you free”, that’s the message of ancient scriptures. It implicitly means, mind can be the source of poison or medicine. It depends on how skillful you’re in training the mind. If you keep serving the mind, it poisons. However, if you learn deep meditation, grow from servant of mind to master of mind, no doubt mind is the source of medicine. It even releases you from this samsaric realms.

To make the story simple, mind is made by intelligence and interaction. It will poison if the intelligence is rigid, at the same time one grow in the inflexible environment. Mind will heal if your intellegence is fluid and flexible, at the same time grow in the environment where we can accept, forgive and love each others. To help spiritual seekers widen their horizon in this case, let’s contemplate this subject together.

The placebo effect…

The concept of “mind that heals” centers around the profound capability of the human mind to influence and promote healing. Not only physical healing but also general well-being.. This notion is rooted in the intricate connection between mental, spiritual and physical health, underscoring the power of thoughts, emotions, and beliefs in shaping our well-being.

One of the old principles behind the mind’s healing power is the placebo effect, where belief in the efficacy of a treatment can result in real, tangible health improvements. This phenomenon demonstrates that positive expectations and mental states can trigger physiological changes, such as the release of endorphins and other chemicals that promote healing.

The power of visualization…

Mindfulness and meditation practices further illustrate the healing power of the mind. These techniques help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall mental health by fostering a state of calm and focused awareness. Studies have shown that regular meditation can enhance immune function, reduce inflammation, and even alter the brain’s structure in ways that promote resilience and emotional stability.

Additionally, the practice of visualization, where individuals imagine themselves in a state of health and well-being, can have therapeutic effects. This mental exercise can help create a positive mindset, reduce anxiety, and enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Athletes, for instance, often use visualization to enhance performance and accelerate recovery from injuries.


The mind’s healing potential is also evident in the realm of psychoneuroimmunology, which studies the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems. Research in this field suggests that maintaining a positive outlook, managing stress, and nurturing social connections can strengthen the immune system and improve health outcomes.

In summary, a mind that heals is one that harnesses the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, and emotional well-being to foster physical health. By understanding and leveraging this connection, individuals can tap into their innate ability to promote healing and enhance their quality of life.

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H.H. Guruji Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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