Illness And Disease Do Not Discriminate

 

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.” — Elizabeth A. Behnke

 

Friedrich Nietzsche was correct in his assessment when he declared: “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.”

 

We often take for granted how well our body serves us until eventually it no longer does. Motor racing analogies abound when referring to the human structure: a well-oiled and finely-tuned machine are common phrases used.

 

Your body communicates to you, albeit in silent whispers echoed through: aches, pains, emotions and gut feelings. Many drown out the connection with habitual thoughts occupying space in their minds.

 

From our teenage years onward, we move from an exciting discovery of our body’s innate wisdom to treating it like an instrument during adulthood. Stress, toxic foods and alcohol predominate one’s adult years which correspond to the most important social period of maturity.

 

The notion of illness is baulked at by many during this time, accompanied by a sense of invincibility. Countless young adults are quick to proclaim, “This won’t happen to me,” when counselled to curb destructive lifestyle choices.

 

Yet disease and illness do not discriminate because you think you are immune to it. Nature is not so forgiving when you lose the genetic lottery. Just as striking a match makes fire, illness can pervade the body overnight. When the light goes out, there’s little you can do to reignite it.

 

Though it need not be this way. You have the ability to create empowered health by paying attention to your body’s innate wisdom through attentive discipline.

 

Robert Augustus Masters, psychotherapist and healing professional states: “There is a wisdom in the body, a wisdom in feeling, that when accessed and allowed to operate in conjunction with our cognitive capacities, leads to a deeper, wiser, more integrated life.”

 

The Mission |by Tony Fahkry on Oct 9, 2017