It is time to raise the bar in the Health Care Reform conversation. Essentially, the debate comes down to what is provided and who pays for the benefits. That is really nice, but does not get to the core of the matter.
Now, how about thinking about what health really is and were it comes from. First, most realize that it is impossible to raise a finger, arm or leg without thinking about it. The thought of moving a limb comes before the limb can be moved. By extension, one can surmise that the mind controls the body.
Otherwise, the body could decide what it wants to do, irrespective of what the mind desires. One might attempt to use the heart as an example of not being under conscious control of the mind. However, that example is the ultimate in exemplifying the principle of mind controlling the body. In this case, it is the Mind of God that decides to keep one’s heart beating. It is impossible to keep the heart beating, or not beating, unless there is agreement from God.
So, why is this important? If the mind controls the body, then, it is thought that determines health and sickness. According to Louise L. Hay in “Heal Your Body,” there are mental causes behind every illness. For example, the mental cause for cancer is “Deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self.” For headaches, “Invalidating the self. Self criticism. Fear.”
To determine the veracity of Ms. Hay’s writing, one must only think of those close family or friends that have been touched by cancer or headaches. Its easier to see in others that in oneself.
Further, when one tests their commitment to health, it is not necessary to look past the occasional glass of wine, overeating or the sedentary lifestyle currently in play. Every flip of the channel rather than the walk around the block reveals a level of commitment to health. Ultimately, health care is a personal decision and therefore a personal responsibility.
For true health one must purify their thinking. It is understood that toxins are released by anger. So, in effect, by getting angry with someone, you are essentially saying, “I am going to poison myself because I am angry at you.” A person cuts you off in traffic and your angry response will slowly kill you. For and educated nation, that doesn’t make sense.
Commit to a healthy lifestyle. Make the changes you are comfortable with. In that commitment, more changes will present themselves to you. Additionally, you will take responsibility for your own health, making health care unnecessary.