‘You can’t pay someone to be ill for you,’ said Steve Jobs, ‘no matter how much money you have.’
Outside the world of the shaman, not everyone understands how our thoughts influence our health. Any doctor will tell you that you can worry yourself sick. Would they believe you can laugh yourself better? Would you believe? Statistically, most people who live beyond 100 have a cheery nature.
But it’s not always easy to persuade people that good health is a natural way of being especially when much of society including the monetarists are programming and programmed into an ‘assumption of unwellness.’
I make an appointment to see the doctor for a routine check-up. ‘Don’t forget to bring your medications’ says the medical receptionist. I tell her I don’t have any. There’s a kind of surprised feeling at the other end of the telephone.
‘Well at least bring your inhaler.’ I gave up long ago trying to get them to change their records that I had once had bronchitis. It stopped in May 1972, let me see now, 44 years ago. That, and a few other minor ailments, faded away after my first meditation experience when I realized that yes, how I feel did affect my health.
That one weekend persuaded me I could make my life better. And for the past quarter-century or so I’ve devoted that life to helping others feel the same, whether through Shiatsu, Healing Tao, or Healing NLP. So many resources we can access!
I’m sharing the Healing NLP next week – take a look here if you haven’t already, and Chi Nei Tsang on 2nd and 3rd April.
Come on by, be well and stay well!
Society of NLP Licensed Trainer & Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher, Mantak Chia Taoist Training London.