The Cause of Most Diseases – Not Enough Joy in Life!

Recently, I was looking at app on my iPhone called “Heal Your Body” by Louise Hay of Hay House, Inc.  In this app, it lists all of the mental causes to the physical ailments we experience.

At first, it was amusing to see the causes for different ailments, but as I started to look deeper I noticed that the same few negative emotions were causing most of the diseases.

Here are few of those emotions:

  • Not enough Joy in life
  • Lack of love
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Frustration
  • Resistance
  • Not trusting the flow of life
  • Guilt

As you can see, all of these emotions are negative. A negative emotion is one that doesn’t make you feel good, while a positive emotion is one that always lift you up emotionally.

The premise that negative thoughts create diseases is not limited to Louise Hay. I have long believed that most of our physical ailments were caused by long-term negative mental  thinking. While I was writing my health chapter of my book, Awaken Your Power, I found a lot of documentation to support this claim.  Learn more at

So the trick to adding more joy to your life is to seek out the happiness that is already in your life now.  That could mean appreciating your own health, your children, your job, or more simple things like a breathtaking view, a cup of coffee, or your favorite song on the radio.

Remember that it takes the same amount of effort to focus on any emotion so why not focus on joy. Happiness is a choice not an outcome.

Until next time, all you need to do is Focus, Feel, and Expect to Awaken Your Power!

Joe Rapisarda

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