It doesn’t matter where you are, if you keep driving towards the truth, you will always find it sitting right there, in the center of it all.
I mention this because we have a tendency to ignore the cold hard signs. From a health perspective, this means that whatever aches and pains or other complaints you may have about your wellbeing, these are signs that you’re off track in some area of your health and wellness goals. The outward manifestation of a dis-ease is a sign that something is not right on the inside.
If your joints hurt, you could run to the chemist and get a few pills that help to alleviate the symptoms. This is like a band-aid on a sore. You could also look at what is causing your joints to hurt, change your diet, perhaps ensure that your system is more alkalline, and the sore joints will disappear. In this way, you’re healing from the inside out.
The things that put us into a health deficit (or surplus) are called habits. If you have the occasional acid-causing meal or drink, this would be fine, because your system would auto-correct. The problem is that you are habitually having something acidic to eat and your system is losing the war (not the battle) as a consequence of your poor eating habits.
Are you aware of any poor lifestyle habits that are whittling away at your overall health and wellbeing?
Many people are not aware that they are “killing themselves slowly” as a result of not being educated. Sure, they will have heard that eating tons of french fries is not good for you, but until they understand that de-natured fat is virtually impossible for your body to assimilate, they will continue to make the same mistake and wonder why they are feeling progressively worse.
The take-away that I want to leave you with is not to not have take-aways… lol – But rather, it’s that you should become aware of what you do “almost without thinking” when it comes to habits. Do you pick at foods that you know are not good for you? Do you binge eat? What’s your relationship to sugar? How sweet is that tooth really? Which poor behaviors are beginning to show as outward manifestations?
If you’re having too much wine or beer, just grab the skin on your hips or around your belly button. What outward manifestation are you seeing?
The best way to jump off this hamster wheel is to inform yourself. There is so much information on the web. You could find a trainer who resonates with you and follow him. If your body is showing signs of distress, it may be an idea to enlist the help of a coach. You should invest in yourself in the same way that professional athletes can only ensure continued progress if they get coached. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to enlist the services of a coach, but like the pro, you only have one body and you’re going to be in that body for as long as it is working. -Why not make it function optimally while you’re at it. After all, you could be a spritely 80-year-old who has a great quality of life, or you could be 80 and bedridden. The degree to which your body is functioning optimally depends largely on the accumulation of your good or poor habits.
Educate yourself and make sure you’re the one smiling when you blow out those 80 birthday candles. and make sure you’re the one smiling when you blow out those 80 birthday candles.