Wellness is a state of mind
- Everybody has artificial knees
- If you practice wellness you may not have to see a doctor
- Preventive maintenance on your body
- Too bad that it takes a medical scare
Wellness is a state of mind. Did you ever think about the difference between practicing medicine and practicing wellness? The doctor says he/she is practicing medicine. That means they are treating people after they’re sick and prescribing tests, pills and procedures. It’s called practicing because there really aren’t any cures. There are just means to help you manage your disease; only now that you have a disease they have you take tests to see if you have any other ones, or have procedures done that you may or may not need.
Have you noticed how many people you meet who just had a knee replacement? Everybody has artificial knees. Did they all really need them or did they have pain or inflammation in their joints that could have been dealt with in other ways? If you have a mentality of running to the doctor when you have the sniffles, or a pain so you can get a pill, then you have a reactive mentality when it comes to your health.
If you practice wellness you may not have to see a doctor. You see, doctors don’t deal in wellness, they deal in sickness. It’s sickness that keeps them practicing medicine. People who are well aren’t sitting in their waiting rooms. they are enjoying their lives. Practicing wellness is not waiting for a reaction to a diagnosis, it’s a lifestyle choice.
You choose what you eat, how you exercise, what nutritional supplements you take in order to stay healthy. You eat right, mostly organic as much as you can, and do not go overboard on anything. Keep things in moderation and you keep things in balance. A state of wellness is something you work toward and achieve. A state of sickness is what happens to you when you don’t do any preventive maintenance on your body.
When you ask people, “How are you,?” listen carefully to what they say. Some people may even respond by saying, “I’m good enough.” Good enough! What does that mean? Good enough for what? To stay alive another day while suffering? It’s too bad that it takes a medical scare many times to alert people to what they should have been doing all along…living a wellness lifestyle.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That when you lead a wellness lifestyle you have control over your health. When you lead a sickness lifestyle you are just expecting and waiting for something to make you sick.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because many baby boomers are now at that age where they are asking themselves, “Why didn’t I take better care of my wellness?”
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Start today doing some easy things that will contribute to your wellness. Eat a healthy breakfast and increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Increase your intake of pure water. Get some outdoor exercise each day even if it’s just taking a walk. Do not eat too much high calorie sugar laden processed foods or red meat in your diet. Take a chance and break out of your destructive eating habits.
COMMENTARY: In this session Higher Intelligence focused on the active approach to your wellness. However, there’s also the passive side. This comes from your thinking. If you think you will get sick because of what you have come to believe then you will. Do you think that you get certain diseases because of aging? Think again. You got certain diseases because of things you deliberately chose to do that affected your body and wellness in a negative way. Negative thinking is very destructive, but unfortunately is how most people think. They actually “expect” to get old, get sick and die. How about stop doing all the things you know are harmful to you? A good way to check the health of your thinking is evaluate the active effort you apply everyday to your wellness. The more you are actively doing to enhance your wellness the healthier your thinking will also become. There’s the balance again.