Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mind Over Matter

As I am swamped with work (which is a good thing), and in conjunction with ABCWednesday this week's post is a simple message for all: Mind over Matter.

According to Wikipedia "mind over matter" first appeared in 1863 in The Gological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man by Sir Charles Lyell, and refers to the increasing status and evolutionary growth of the minds of man and animals throughout our history. Since then, it has also been used in reference to psychokinesis and paranormal phenomena or for motivational and/or healing purposes. For example,  thefreedictionary.com defines it as:
mind over matter
Fig. [an instance where there are] intellectual powers overriding threats, difficulties, or problems. You need to concentrate harder. Pay no attention to your surroundings. This is a case of mind over matter.
mind over matter
the power of the mind to control and influence the body and the physical world generally I'm sure you can talk yourself into believing that you're well. It's a case of mind over matter.
mind over matter
thought is stronger than physical things Curing cancer may not be a question of mind over matter, but your attitude is important.
Clearly, this idiom can mean different things to different people.  I leave you with this:

Thank you, as always for your visit.  Please leave your own thoughts on mind over matter in the comments. I hope to see you next week.


  1. Interesting subject! Last week I met somebody who said to me :" We feel younger than we look"! and that is true. In my mind I feel 50 but when I look in my mirror I see an old woman of 80. Strange....
    Wil, ABCW Team

  2. I am definitely a believer in this 'philosophy'. A healthy and positive mind is a great influence on life.

  3. So perfectly presented.
    Great post for 'M'.
    Happy ABCW!