Have you ever wondered what keeps you from doing what you know to do to keep healthy and happy? Why don’t we exercise regularly when we say we will? Why don’t we eat an abundance of vegetables and fruits, even though the evidence shows it helps us tremendously? Why don’t we meditate, when we know it would reduce stress, strengthen our immune systems, increase our intelligence and efficiency, and even slow down aging? In fact, only 5% of those who study meditation actually continue to practice it regularly!
One day I asked a doctor friend who works with heart patients, “How many of your patients actually follow all the wonderful advice you give them about keeping a healthy heart?” He paused, looked very sad, and then said, “Very few.”
We human beings have numerous barriers to doing what we know to do to heal, stay healthy, and be happy. When these barriers are not identified or attended to, we are much more prone to get sick, not heal, or have difficulty staying consistently healthy.
While medicine recognizes that at least 80% of our symptoms we take to primary care physicians are “stress related,” little if anything is done to either identify or deal with the source of stress, aside from giving out some pills, which have “side effects” (other illnesses)….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Dr. Henry Grayson is a psychologist and author of Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body and Mindful Loving.
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