How many of my Indian friends still remember the ” Jadoo ki Jhappi (The Magical Hug)” of Munna Bhai??
When Sanjay Dutt in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ (2003 superhit movie of Bollywood) vouches for hugging and healing the stressed without love from society, it was a big hit and not soon, scientists have come out with an explanation that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick.
Being hugged by a trusted person may act as an effective means of conveying support and that increasing the frequency of hugs might be an effective means of reducing the deleterious effects of stress.
Virginia Satir was once quoted in a Reader’s Digest article as giving this advice for the cure of the blues: “Our pores are places for messages of love and physical contact….Four hugs a day are necessary for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth.” (now you know why a new born baby grows so fast?)
How many people do you know who might benefit from taking that prescription?
If those people are in your own family or circles of friends, you can be part of their emotional health and growth!
Scientists have long recognized that our skin is the most extensive organ of the human body. Our skin is designed to receive sensation. Every minute section is filled with nerve endings that are quick to respond to changes in temperature, pressure, and light.
It is through the sense of touch that we come to know friend from foe. It is through touch that the deepest and most endearing expressions of love are made. It is through touch that we communicate messages that lie beyond our ability to use words.
Reach out and touch someone today (ofcourse with good intentions and keeping the social values in mind) is good advice on many levels!