|I am convinced that all health begins on a spiritual level|
2 Timothy 1:7
So what is real health? I believe with all my heart that true health means you are constantly seeking the balance between the health and wholeness of your soul and spirit, your physical body, and your emotional self. Do all three line up perfectly all the time? I don't believe they do except maybe once in rare while: when we are free from stress, responsibilities, any worry, or any sickness. In my life, that's not very often yet even so I still strive for complete and real health by: 1) praying every day and by making decisions that line-up with what my faith in following Jesus means to me. 2) Taking care of my body by eating real food , free of chemicals and preservatives (I do love ice cream) and 3) exercising 5 days or more a week. 4) Keeping my emotions in check by examining what I am responsible for and what is other people's "stuff." If I'm not careful I can project on others where I am really struggling with something myself. Projection can get me in all kinds of trouble!
Not being in touch with one's self in any of the three areas I mentioned above can lead to a permanent imbalance and in some cases can lead to addictions of many kinds. Things that we do that may turn into habits as we attempt to escape the pain or reality of life. Drugs and alcohol are just to name a few things that we can abuse to try to cover-up our own faulty thinking.
I like to quote the great psychologist and concentration camp survivor Dr. Viktor Frankl. He said, "I can't control what people do to me. The only thing I have control over is how I react to what they do to me." This while being imprisoned and nearly starved to death in Nazi Germany. He is one of my heroes.
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