Health is Not What You Think
What is health?
Everyone wants this thing called health, and yet most people have never thought about what their “target of health” actually looks like. If you and your family were healthy, what would it be like?
It is like this: Imagine you are shooting a bow and arrow at a definite target and you have no idea what the target is. What do you think the chances are that you will hit the target? Not very good. Knowing what the target is dramatically increases the chances of you hitting the target. Everyone usually has some definition of health but that is kind of like saying the target is round. A definition doesn’t help much.
What would you feel like, what would your kids do, and what would life look like? Get a clear target of what you being healthy would actually be like. Instead of just shooting for some ambiguous non-defined target, figure out your target. How much energy will you have, what will happen to your symptoms and disease, and how else will you be free? Simply knowing your target dramatically increases the odds of you hitting it.
When you actually know what your target is, how do you get it?
Nature works mostly on the principle of thing and no thing. Light is the thing and darkness is the absence of light. Sound is the thing and silence is the absence of sound. Health is the thing, and symptoms and disease are the absence of health. But some time back they got mixed up. Somehow symptoms and disease became the thing, and once you treated away the symptoms and disease, you would be left with health. And yet most people know that health is more than the absence of symptoms and disease. So what does this mean? It means you have to do something other than treat symptoms and disease to be healthy.
Let me show you why. If there are shadows or darkness in a room, the only way to get light in the room is by turning on the light. No matter how many ways you can measure and quantify shadows, you cannot sweep them under a rug, cut them out of the room, or invent some chemical to get rid of the shadow. The only thing you can do is turn on the light.
Health is the thing. And no matter how many ways you can measure and quantify symptoms and disease, the only way to be healthy is to add to your health.
So what adds health into your life? I have boiled it down to 7 simple things.
Listening to your inner knowing – that gut feeling, instinctual response type knowing everyone has – listen to it.
Rest – and not just sleeping, actually resting, which can be sleep.
Breathing Fresh Air – breathe in fresh air deeply and fully every day.
Food and Water – everyone is different, make sure whatever you choose to eat or drink is fresh and pure. No one diet is right for every one.
Sunlight – get healthy amounts of it.
Activity – both physical and mental activity. The best form of activity is the one you will actually do. It doesn’t have to be the same thing every day.
Consciousness – being conscious or aware as you are doing all of the above and living your life.
And the greatest part about all of this is that 1+1+1 = 9. It is not linear. Each thing you do and every time you do it exponentially adds to the others, adds to your health.
Get your target and add to your health. Simple.