Soul Soup

In this week’s spot Sadhguru speaks about how most physical ailments are caused by negative thought patterns that create certain chemical changes in the body. He emphasizes that it is possible to change this chemistry naturally to create blissfulness and wellbeing.
Sadhguru - Soul Soup

Dear Sadhguru, you mentioned in your previous discourses that most illnesses are created by the mind. What would be the emotional and thought pattern behind this?

Suppose right now your right hand starts acting funny – it beats you, pokes you in the eye, and pops around. Would you say you have an ailment? For sure, you have one. That is exactly what your mind is also doing. It gets up, pops around, hurts you, pokes you, makes you cry, makes you suffer. Too many people have this ailment – you can form an army of sick people!

The most sacred source of creation is housed in the chemical soup of your body

This sickness in the mind will manifest in so many ways in the physical body. There is no question about it. Your whole chemistry will go through a change with every thought, every reverberation you create on the level of the mind. It has all been measured. If you think about tigers, you will create one kind of chemistry. If you think about flowers, another kind of chemical change happens. For every thought you generate, your chemistry changes. You are a chemical soup and how you stir it is what you become. But now, if your mind turns against you, do you know what kind of soup you are making? You are a lousy soup. Not just lousy – poisonous. If you are soaked in this poisonous soup on a daily basis, wellbeing will not happen to you. Today, we do not have so much control in the world as to what we eat, drink or breathe – all of it is somewhat poisoned. But if you are on self-help, depending upon how hard you strive, you will succeed.

Ancient societies always saw disease as something wrong. They were aware that a human being should not be in any state of illness. But modern societies have started treating illness as normal because there is an industry which thrives on you. One of the largest industries on the planet is pharmaceuticals because you have a nasty soup going within you. If you are willing, we can make you into a very wonderful soup, where the chemistry is fantastic, where being blissful is natural. If you do this, seventy percent of ailments will vanish from the planet. With the remaining thirty percent, there are too many external influences which are not in our control. You don’t know whether a bird, pig or cow is sitting next to you. Or in other words, you don’t know whether you are going to get bird flu, swine flu, or mad-cow disease. You can take care of this to some extent but not absolutely. But what you are doing from within, you can take into your hands, if you are one hundred percent willing.

If you are constantly creating a nasty chemistry within yourself, how is life within you supposed to understand you are seeking wellbeing? Life within you thinks, “He likes ailments,” and gives it to you. Some people may have a robust system, which can take a lot of beating. Others will fall at the very first taste of lousy soup they create.

I know when somebody says, “I am not well,” you are supposed to sweet-talk them, “Don’t worry, everything will be okay.” But I am not like that. I am not solace, I am a solution. If you are poisoning your system from within, how can you live well? Life doesn’t work like that. Unless you do the right things, the right things will not happen to you.

The most sacred source of creation is housed in the chemical soup of your body. If vegetable floats in a soup, we call it vegetable soup. Make yourself a great soul soup!

Love & Grace

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6 years 3 months ago

Wonderful... Thanks much for guidance .. Started working on making great soul soup .. need your watching .. when i graduate in making one good soup.

6 years 3 months ago

This is so true. Sadhguru gave us the same speech on this Monday April 7th at Toronto. Thank you so much !!

6 years 3 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru for making me understand how our life will be,by making our own soup.

6 years 3 months ago

as always sadhguru makes lot of sense to the modern mankind.... but sadhguru used t coin new words every time... like soul soup...! amazing.

6 years 3 months ago

Thank you Guru-ji. Soup! And soup it will be. To be a soup or not to be a soup, that's the question we all ask ourselves often and you made it easy to understand.

I noticed that people who eat meat (red raw or half baked meat like beef, steake, pork, horse etc.) also get illnesses/diseases like cancer, nervesystems bloggage, jointpain, infections and many more. Dangerous soup.

6 years 3 months ago

Yes, most of us have deep reservoirs of toxic waste into which we periodically dive and swim to feel miserable. And as the common house fly is attracted to filth our thoughts have an affinity for negatives like anger, jealousy, hate, revenge etc etc......

In many ways though I am not totally out of these things, an awareness on the monkey nature of my mind has come with the kriya practices. And I am in better control compared to the past.....

Humble Pranams to Sadhguru

6 years 3 months ago

Sadhguru, I strive hard to succeed to make a good soul soup. Bless me to achieve success.

6 years 3 months ago

First of all thank you Sadguru ,reading your article helps me learn more about myself and helps me lead a conscious life.

6 years 3 months ago

Rama naama payasakke - krishna naama sarkare
For the gruel of Rama's name - Krishna's name is sweetener sugar.
-Purandara dasa?

6 years 3 months ago

Thanks sadhguru. This article makes me to be aware about myself. But you didn't tell how to keep our mind the way we want and how to avoid from unhappy and unnecessary thoughts.

6 years 3 months ago

Thanks to you sadhguru to give the right direction because past month i thought very negatively due to my illness and i lost 5 kg weight, but now i am trying to become happy and remove all negative thoughts.

6 years 3 months ago

The good old idiom - I'm in a soup' - now makes sense.

6 years 3 months ago

Thanks Sadhguru.

6 years 3 months ago

It's always so wonderful reading the posts. We are all a SOUP...Source Of Universe's Phenomena. And it's upto us to either be the best Chef or not know how to cook it at all. Thank you Sadhguru.

6 years 2 months ago

Thanks guru u make me understand life better

6 years 3 months ago

Pranam Sadhguru- 'soul soup'- gosh do I need this reminder every now and you for this

5 years 4 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru, "Many traditions and systems have devised many ways to open up a human being for a higher possibility. Brahmacharya is one way. Leela is a different way. Leela is about using everything to be seduced out of your body, out of your mind, out of everything that you consider as “myself.” Whether you chant, dance, eat, sing, or whatever you do, simply give yourself and surrender to it. You must be feminine."- So sadhguru Leela did bring feminie or path of playful could you please throw some light on it Sadhguru

6 years 3 months ago

Mind gives us good energy and courage as long as we use the mind for the good of others...if we use the mind for the suffering of others it will punish us in weak days...I invite Sathguruji to my article "Who Controls Us" in my blogspot

5 years ago

Great thoughts and insights, from one of the very few real gurus... Thank you!

6 years 3 months ago

me too in the same boat...