“Your emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with sickness, health and well-being.
Everyone appreciates good health. It’s only when pain or sickness come into our life we start to wonder “why” this is happening to us.
It is important to recognise that your body is not your enemy; it is a messenger that can help you know and understand yourself more fully. Often illness is not the problem but our beliefs and attitudes in life and how we treat ourselves and others.
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo
When we are ill or incapacitated in someway, we should not feel we have failed or feel guilty. If we can become aware of our body and the pain or discomfort we are feeling and accept it, we have a far better chance of healing it, rather than if we blame life for treating us unfairly.
When your pain is deep, it will be almost impossible to surrender to it, in fact, if anything, you will want to escape the pain and that is understandable, and yet, there is no escaping the wounds of our past.
Eventually you will need to face your deep emotional pain, so as to heal your physical pain. When you deny your emotional pain, everyone and everything around you becomes contaminated with it and your life will not flow or feel abundant to you.
“Health is the natural condition. When sickness occurs, it is a sign that Nature has gone off course because of a physical or mental imbalance. The road to health for everyone is through moderation, harmony, and a ‘sound mind in a sound body’.” – Jostein Gaarde
Your pain and sickness is a gift and lets you know that something needs to be addressed and balanced. When you can find the emotional cause of this sickness, you can be healed on many levels. Once you have decided to be conscious and aware of this sickness instead of escaping it, you will start to see the changes.
Next time you are sick, instead of reaching for the pills, see if you can be still in your pain. Become aware of your thoughts during your illness and see how you speak to yourself or to others. Accept changes in your body and allow yourself to think differently about pain and so begin to heal differently.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein