It wasn't until I was able to leave my job and move to the countryside that I really began to see the truth: as much as I loved working with kids, 5 days a week at a full 8 hours a day (on top of maintaining the rest of my life) was literally eating away at my body. Not just the fact that I was following the higher status' schedule and tasks, but I was also supplementing other parts of my life because of it. Mentally, I was putting my own emotional needs aside for someone else's, and physically I was fuelling my body with the quickest, easiest foods because there was never enough time in the day. Is this how life is really supposed to be? I think not!
If you begin to examine the way we treat ailments and illnesses, we are always focusing on the quickest way to "fix" the problem. We don't have time be sick so we need to get better NOW! So again, to fulfill the needs of higher status, we take the quick fix pills so we can get better and get back to work. The problem with these quick fixers (aside from the fact that its a billion dollar industry) is that they are chemically produced, synthetic substances designed to "trick" our brain into thinking that there is no longer pain or discomfort, when the pain is likely still there.The chemicals in these drugs will also interact with your body's own natural chemicals causing imbalances and reactions we may never be aware of. Some prescription drugs can also cause the brain to stop producing its own chemicals, and without the drugs will not be able to function properly.
The other great thing is that our bodies were created to heal themselves completely from anything. If you smash your finger and it bruises, that bruise will heal. If you cut your finger open, that cut will heal. Your body does the same thing with all of your organs, but if the body doesn't have all the nutrients it needs to preform those actions, the job it does will be less than par (which is where most of us are at). We are causing disease by fuelling our bodies with unnatural, chemically injected, genetically modified, processed foods, then creating more disease by taking more synthetic drugs that only mask the pain, and often cause other internal problems or side effects.
After unravelling all this, the conclusion I have come to is that the body knows best. But how can we expect to run a machine, if you don't know what it needs to run. So, we need to take a more active role in learning about the vehicle that gets us through the days, knowing how to PROPERLY nourish the body and what it means when we have pain. When I wake up in the morning I listen to what my body is telling me, not some other person. If it tells me I need more sleep, then I go back to bed. If it doesn't tell me anything, then I can act proactively by providing it with natural foods, clean water, fresh oxygen, sunlight, exercise etc.These are not new concepts, but they deserve much more attention than they've been given.
I know from experience that nourishing the body, listening to it, and fulfilling its needs is very difficult to do in the "go go go", "time is money" society that we live in. But I also know that in the long run, the fear of not meeting the expectations of the higher status will only eat away at us to the point where we have no lives left to live. While many believe our actions should serve the greater good, the truth is that we can only serve the greater good when we as individuals are fully nourished first. So join me in steering your own path: actively learn about the human vessel, access the natural resources this beautiful planet has provided and take care of YOU!
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