September 2018 Newsletter
Hello, and a super-duper September to you!
Do You Believe You Can Heal?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about the role of belief in healing.
As an optimist, one of my favorite quotes is from Henry Ford.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're
right!". Along the same line, it's said we make our own luck.
Does this mean it's our own fault if we get sick? No, I think
that's way too harsh. And I also believe we might be able to
keep our body healthier by maintaining a healthier attitude.
Have you ever pushed and pushed yourself, maybe at work or to meet
the needs of an ailing friend or relative? You skimp on your sleep,
eating junk food because it takes less time, all the while knowing
you're burning the candle at both ends, and you'll run out of gas soon.
And no surprise, you get sick, and have to rest. Your body
forces you to do what you wouldn't do willingly, that is, take a break
and recharge your precious human energy battery.
The person illustrated above, surrounded by all that swirling energy, feels
like an image of boundless human potential, the total opposite of "I can't". Maybe
you have a situation in your own life you're hoping to heal, be it financial
or health-related or with a relationship. Does your self-talk sound like
"I'll never be able to fix this mess!". Or do you envision a positive outcome,
tapping your human energy creativity to come up with steps to get you there?
When I feel like complaining, it always helps to do something, even if it's
just the laundry! Then I have a small sense of accomplishment I can build
on to tackle the larger issues, and make some progress.
Years ago I used to go running every day, sometimes twice a day I was
so obsessed with it. I'd often see folks in the neighborhood who'd volunteer
with a sad face, "Oh, I can't run". I'd look at them, puzzled, as they
weren't on crutches and seemed reasonably healthy to me. You don't
have to be an Olympic sprinter to go running! And of course running
is not the sport for everyone. I wondered what else they told themselves
they couldn't do, when maybe they just didn't want to reach out of their
comfort zone to try something new and different.
About envisioning that positive outcome to your problem, "looking
on the bright side" is usually a good strategy when we can manage
it. I read just yesterday that every other person you meet is
dealing with a serious problem that isn't obvious to you. I don't
know where this statistic came from, but it makes sense to me. So
why carry around a negative attitude, and dump your complaints on
people who have major issues of their own? Do some little thing to
make yourself feel better in the moment, maybe call a friend and ask
about her life.
My two go-to strategies for dealing with difficulties in my life are "What
can I do here?" and "What can I learn here?". A central part of my identity
seems to be that of a student, constantly pushing the boundaries of
my own knowledge and skill set. A "problem" is often an opportunity in
disguise. I've met many people who said "That cancer (or heart attack,
or serious car accident) was the best thing that ever happened to me! I'm
a different, and better, person now". I don't wish tragedy or illness on
anyone, but even if that's what you're dealing with, it doesn't have
to be The End. It might just be the beginning of an even brighter future
than you could have imagined.
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Enjoy the start of your September.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!