Posted by Sam Benson | January 22, 2014
A researcher and alternative healer from Japan named Dr. Masaru Emoto has given the world some pretty compelling evidence to the magic of positive thinking. He’s best known for his experiments with water molecules, featured in the 2004 film, “What the Bleep Do We Know?” His experiments sought to demonstrate that our thoughts, all of our thoughts and intentions can alter our physical reality, like the molecular structure of water. We’re at least 60%, so do you suppose that could have an impact on our physical selves?
The rice experiment is another fascinating attempt to show the power of negative vs. positive thinking. Dr. Emoto placed portions of cooked rice into two containers. One container had “thank you” written on it. The other, “you fool.” School children were instructed to say the labels on the jar out loud daily when they passed them. 30 days later, the rice in the positive-thought container had barely changed, while the other was moldy and rotten.
One of our fans in the comments noted that it seems skewed to assume that clean rice is good and moldy rice is bad. Is the clean jar of rice simply stagnated, while the moldy rice is now teeming with life? Let’s hear what you have to say!