Kent Healy points out parapsychology research to support the view springing from Quantum Mechanics that our thoughts create our reality.
Quantum Mechanics does blatantly point to the need of an act of observation in order to collapse the quantum field of probabilities into a physical reality. The act of observation makes reality certain.
My own experience is made much more positive, healthy and intelligent through practicing the Transcendental meditation program. I recommend looking into the research behind the TM technique on the TM.org website.
There you will find research on lowering high blood pressure, deceasing heart disease, increased intelligence (IQ), etc. The TM technique is the most highly researched program of its kind. In fact, the American Heart Association has suggested that doctors recommended the TM technique to their patients in order to lower high blood pressure. The American Heart Association says that it cannot recommend any other form of meditation because the research only supports the TM technique in having these results.
So, the point seems to be that where we put our awareness makes a difference.
~Comments always welcome…