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Poetic Expression Can Ring in Better Health

By Tom Herrin

Everyone has had some kind of experience with poetry.  It may be that it was one of those things that elementary students had to memorize and recite.  Many probably still wonder why they had to spend so much time and effort studying poets and poetry in high school.  They may have thought it was one of those things they simply had to endure.  In more recent times, it has been learned that creating poetry can actually mean better health for many.  It seems to increase an awareness of one’s self and own abilities.

Prose and Poetry Can Increase Appreciation of Others

There is something about striving to create verse that can make people take a longer look at others.  It provides the creator of the work an opportunity to sit back and meditate upon those influences that cause a given outcome.  The lives of others become more real.  Appreciation for successes and failures, joys and sufferings can be enhanced.  It seems that when members of the human family reflect on others and their needs, they gain greater insight into their own lives.  They also tend to be more uplifted much like the effect of giving service.

Seeing the Work of Others Can Broaden Perspective

Those who write poetry or prose usually spend some time reading the works of others.  This may give a greater appreciation for those who wrote and created the deep thoughts that initiated the works themselves.  It also provides a broader perspective of those about whom those works are written.  For the most part, the greater the understanding of others, the greater the value that is placed upon what each individual has contributed.  Individual struggles are shared through the various works of literature.  Those who gain a greater perspective can have a better feeling of self-satisfaction.

Writing Can Provide a Feeling of Accomplishment

When people create written works that can be preserved, they tend to gain a feeling of making a contribution to society.  They may feel that their own experiences and perspectives can be shared for the benefit of others.  It is very much like leaving something for posterity.  Everyone wants to know that they might do something that can make a difference in someone else’s life.  People who have a greater feeling of accomplishment tend to have better immunities and less stress.  You may never be too young or too old to try to create something.  If you express yourself from within, you may see the benefits to your own health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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