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. Listening provides 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 for healing. 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—as well as enough time and space to connect with ourselves.

The body is a master at self-healing. Its natural blueprint of healing wisdom is far too complex for us completely unravel. And, that is good. It allows us to replace fear with trust. All we need is to appreciate that simple nutritional and lifestyle habits attuned to nature can do much to restore and support the body’s inherent harmony and congruency.