Inspiring Quotes of the Week...
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy. Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease but positively feeling good in the whole of our being, and therefore includes lifestyle, mental attitude, and ways of relating to all living beings and nature.
The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience.
The groundwork for all happiness is good health, and according to Virgil, "The greatest wealth is health." However without exercise - and there's no better exercise than a spritely daily walk - health will inevitably suffer.
We need to look at health as a well-functioning human system, and rather than cover up physical symptoms with medication, look to determine the real cause and resolve to make that function better. As Benjamin Franklin said, "The best doctor gives the least medicine." Of course, this conflicts with the vested interests of pharmaceutical companies.
Emotional stress is the primary way that the mind affects the body. Unresolved and suppressed feelings create significant stress, adding to the toxic load caused by physical disfunction and harmful nutrition, and tips the scales over the top. Opening up to painful feelings, experiencing them and realizing they are our own creation and therefore a choice, enables us to release and let go of the stress they cause.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Forget the excuses. Just for today, focus on the many ways you can improve your health. This list is by no means complete but a starting point to get you making your physical, emotional, and spiritual health a priority in your busy life. And, once you do these health upgrades today, do them again tomorrow. Before you know it you’ll be living a healthy lifestyle... with virtually no effort. Continues...