As dictionary reads out, to hug is to embrace some body in one’s arms, we all, be it out of love or kindness, do exchange hugs. And the forthwith effect to both the recipient and the giver is soothing and de-stressing. That miraculous, that spellbound is one hug, yes, just one. And the best part about this miracle is its ease, its time-friendliness. Isn’t it? You outstretch your arms and within seconds (soft) to minutes (tight), you undergo a miraculous spell.
It is quite often that we get stung by our pain, be it for any reason, isn’t it? And a hug, right at this moment, is as respiting as a first touch of water pearls on the parched and thirsty earth. You may wonder that how a mere body-to-body contact does this to us. But, to me, when two persons, madly in love, hug each other, it’s their unalloyed love, care and concern for each other which seeps out from one, penetrating deep into the other. And it’s this pristine emotion that run throughout you, expelling out all your sorrows clogged along your aura. If you know, stress and sorrows in most cases are the contributing factors that end up in a diseased body. Why not hug and kill these factors in the nip of bud?
However, it is worth keeping in mind that a giver’s intentions, the purity of his emotions does count. For, the receiver is already a vessel full of negative emotions. And to top, if, the giver masks himself as a well-wisher and hugs as an ill-wisher, the receiver may drown deeper in the sea of his pain. For, his layers of affliction do not recede but mount up.
Many a times crop up the situation when in social gathering we hardly know the crowd, but while swapping pleasantries with one-another, we do hug casually. Even that has a soothing effect, although a wee. Because it lights up a smile on both the recipient’s and donor’s face. And How good healer a smile is, I leave upon my readers to reminisce all those instances where a smile has served you more than you needed.
So, hug often. Friends, spouse, family or strangers. Just do it. Heal and get healed guys. Free stuffs are often worthier than the costlier drugs.
By Prerna Daga