Wisdom from Dr. Henry Grayson

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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31 comments

Roberta K.
Roberta Kennedy3 years ago

I really dislike having to click to another site to read a story--it's electronic bait-&-switch, with no guarantee about the other site's privacy policy (if any)!

Tammy Baxter
Tammy B.3 years ago

thanks

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

- have also read where our stress is primarily induced by the need to control :
> someone,
something like an event,
an outcome or desired goal,
be the 'chief', be the 'king of the world',
control things by accumulating money, [power],
control others so that they are more like us,
control relationships as proof that they love because they do what *we want,
well, you get it, and it makes everybody 'sick'

[if not physically, emotionally]

Carolanne Powell
C Powell3 years ago

And then we all blame the doctor!!!

Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Thanks so much! :)

Georgeta Trandafir

thanks

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago

thanks

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Thank you!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Noted. Thanks.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.3 years ago

Putting up only part of an article and then asking readers to click on another link is a little dishonest.