The bigger picture
When getting an idea of health in a general sense we need to ask ourselves 2 questions:
– Why are we sick?
– What is healing and how does it happen?
We have done a good job at making ourselves sick. We haven’t changed genetically in 40,000 years and evolution says we should be getting stronger, so why are we getting sicker and sicker? Why is chronic disease at an all time high? What has changed?
Healing is inherently an internal job. We are self-healing and self-regulating organisms and we need to ask the question: are we are sick because of a deficiency in drugs or an excess in body parts, or are we sick because of an imbalance (toxicity or deficiency) in our environment, i.e. how we eat, move and think?
”As human beings, we have no choice about whether we have a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by conscious, rational, disciplined thought” – Ayn Rand.
Is what we believe about the body and healing an idea that we have truly and thoughtfully identified or has it been formed by society, culture and the media? And what does this have to do with health? Our fundamental beliefs will dictate our actions, and our actions will produce certain results. If we believe that the health we express is largely down to luck, chance or genetics then we become disempowered. If we believe that the way we exercise, our nutrition and the way we mentally and emotionally engage with the world with balanced perceptions will influence how we feel then that will lead to a very different experience.