“Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all.”
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician.”
– Chinese Proverb
April 2, 2019
Life has many intricacies that make it worth living. It is in these intricacies, these auspicious moments that life seems to take a rather unique flavor. Every day presents a new journey, every hour offers a new possibility, every moment is a gift to be had and appreciated.
As life begins ticking down the seconds, minutes, and days of our lives, and we get wrapped up in our daily routines, it’s easy to forget how precious and unique each of our lives is. These leads to many people, myself included, to begin taking things for granted.
For example, one thing many people tend to take for granted is health. People tend to think that because they seem healthy, they are healthy. And then, out of nowhere a diagnosis with a serious chronic disease hits them, utterly blind-siding them. Whether the disease is cancer, diabetes, heart disease, MS, or something else, diseases don’t come out of nowhere. This happens because the body has stopped being at-ease, and now is in a state of dis-ease.
I become disheartened seeing these events take place because we live in an age where people know more than any other age in history, and yet ignorance is more rampant than ever, especially ignorance about health.
If people take health for granted, which is arguably the most precious thing in life, what else are they taking for granted?
I am only ruminating here, particularly because I’ve been there, as many of you have as well. That said, after being hospitalized myriad times and spending many months in the hospital, I quit taking my health for granted. This is also a reason why I plan share a lot of natural and alternative health information in this blog, be them through reviews or other articles mirrored and so on.
What I have learned is that there’s two ways we as individuals go through life. We either contribute to a positive state of being in every single way, for ourselves, and others, which affects our heart, mind, body, and soul. Or we contribute to a negative state. Each and every single choice we make contributes to one of these two states, and there really is no in between. There’s no half-way to being healthy.
An individual is either healthy, or they aren’t. Moreover, the combined net effects of these choices, hopefully positive contributions, will have a compound effect. Having better health, helps your mind, body, and allows you to be in a better state of awareness. When we have a clear mind, it is easier to make high quality decisions about all aspects in life. The same goes for everything else. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.
Ultimately, life is about the quality of choices we make. If we carry out high-quality decisions in life, we will have high quality results. If we make poor-quality choices in life, we will have poor quality results. It’s that simple.
That being said, for me, after almost having a dance with the reaper, choosing whether to be healthy or not wasn’t even a choice. If I wanted to live a healthy meaningful and fulfilling life, I had to do everything possible and be proactive rather than reactive as I had been in the past.
No more taking things for granted, especially important things. I am not going to become a statistic.
My only hope is that more people realize what they take for granted before it’s too late. Lucky for me, I was luck and I was able to re-steer the ship of my life into a new direction. Unfortunately many do not have that opportunity.
We are the choices we make, and the totality of this accrues for better or worse, but in the end, we are in control, each and every single one of us. Knowing that, let’s be cognizant and make high quality decisions every single day.
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About The Author:
Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.