Health and Healing

“Holistic health is an adventure. It is a world of wonder and not knowing and in this realm, there is a new kind of freedom, where it is more rewarding to explore than to reach conclusions, more satisfying to wonder than to know, and more exciting to search than to stay put. Curiosity, not certainty, becomes the saving grace.” — Margaret Wheatley

Life provides us with so many rich lessons. And, listening brings wisdom.

Like life itself, our body daily sends messages to us. This feedback conveys valuable information. When we listen, we gain insights and a deeper understanding of ways to improve our own personal health.

Symptoms are gifts, particularly when they guide us to change our diet or lifestyle habits. Drugs and other medications, which suppress symptoms, can convey a false sense of healing. Then, we may not bother to search for reasons…to ask “Why?” While drugs may have a place for some people, pharmaceutical drugs do come with their own side effects.

Just think how comforting it is to know and trust in the fact that the body is inherently programmed to heal itself. But, to let the body do this important work, we must allow it time and we must be patient. We do our part by adopting a sense of trust rather than fear, as we provide for ourselves simple healing balms like good food, rest and sleep, fresh air and sunshine, exercise, as well as a sense of gratitude. And, enough time and space to connect with ourselves.

The way that the body is inherently programmed to heal itself is far too complex for us ever to understand. And, that is okay. All we truly need to appreciate is that the path to improving our own health involves simple, traditional ways that are attuned to nature and her gifts, and then, to take upon ourselves the responsibility for diet and lifestyle change for our own internal harmony and congruency.