Amazing Facts About Your Body
The human body is more impressive and magnificent than you can imagine. While we may sometimes look at it and see how weak and fragile it is, we also need to realize the amazing wonders we all hold within ourselves. When our body works, we do not feel, or even notice it is doing anything special, however, it is. As we go about our daily lives like nothing is happening, the body is working, using power, and healing. Our subconscious mind is on a 24 hour cycle of millions of processes that we have no conscious perception of.
Your brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10 watt light bulb:
The human brain uses approximately 10 watts of power per day. For comparison’s sake, that’s about 10 percent of the power that it takes to run a 100-watt light bulb. So the image of a light bulb over your head when you get an idea isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping. In fact, the brain is ever more active during sleep.
> Every 7 years your body completely replaces itself:
25,000,000 of your cells died while you read this sentence. None to worry though, your body made more than 300 billion new ones today alone. The cells that make up your body are dying and being replaced all the time. This happens so often that about every 7 years you have a completely new body of cells - most of the old cells don’t exist anymore. But remember, some very important cells, like the cells lining the stomach, and some other very important cells in your body - for example those of your bones, your brain, and your heart - don’t regenerate much at all, so treat them with extra care. And it won’t hurt to actually speak some love to your body. This has proven to make a difference.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 250 miles per hour:
The speed of your bodies nerve impulses vary. but the fastest ones travel at about 250 mph. Pretty much NASCAR. However this demand for speed uses a vast amount of energy and is found only in neurons that need to transfer information urgently and with critical speed. For example, if you burn your finger, it is urgent that your brain gets the message very quickly in order for you to withdraw your hand from the source of the damaging heat.
There are more cells in your body than stars in the galaxy:
Your entire physical body is made up of about 75 trillion cells. Each one of them is like a small city with thousands of different types of complex molecules interacting with each other to keep you alive and conscious. When you compare this to the 400 billion stars in our galaxy, you can understand numerically just how amazing and magnificent your existence really is. So the next time you are feeling bummed out or small and insignificant," - remember, you are made out of 75,000,000,000,000 cells - that you can’t even see. Not too insignificant my friend.
There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body:
If you took all of the blood vessels out of an average child, and laid them out in one straight line, it would be over 60,000 miles long. An adult’s blood vessels would be closer to 100,000 miles long. That means an adult’s blood vessels could go around the circumference of the Earth … more than 4 times. Trying wrapping your mind around that.
The cells in your body react to your thoughts:
The Ancient philosopher Lao Tzu once said: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions”. The Bible tells us “thoughts become things” and “as a man believes, it is done unto him.” Your mind is a powerful machine and controls every function of the body. But the good news is you have the power to control your mind through your conscious portal. Experiencing positive thoughts leads to more positive thoughts and an even broader view of everything around us. For example, positive thoughts can strengthen your immune system while negative thoughts can bring it down. Your subconscious mind acts somewhat as a magic Genie or Jinn. Whatever you implant into your mind through your thoughts, decisions, opinions, and beliefs … WILL manifest. So keep it good.
You are made of stardust:
As Carl Sagan used to say, we are made of “star stuff”. It sounds like a line from a poem or a Science-fiction film, but there is concrete science behind this statement. Almost every element on Earth was formed at the heart of a star. The carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies, as well as atoms of all other heavy elements, were created in previous generations of stars over 4.5 billion years ago (our Earth age). So next time you’re outside on your back looking up at the starry night sky, your relative celestial forms are twinkling back at you from the darkness. And remember - we are all made of star dust, the SAME stardust - which means we are all ONE. One point of origin. One Source. One Life-force. One race. Oneness. There really is no “other.”
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.