August 2014

Illness - An Alternative State of Being

Illness - An Alternative State of Being


How many of our fellow Americans truly feel well, healthy and prosperous?

There are a great number of people possibly many of the readers of this article, who do not feel well, healthy and prosperous, who do not have a sense of joy of life and living. Interestingly enough we often lose our joy when we experience conflicts or problems that we cannot solve and we become ill. Unfortunately most people do not see the relation between these two concepts.

Many people feel poorly on and off some are frequently sick while others are chronically sick. Still others have moderate to severe medical problems and symptoms that deprive them of their feelings of wellness. The following is a list of just a very few of the common illnesses and medical problems that people suffer from:

  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Fatigue, Acute and Chronic
  • Unhappiness
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Apathy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Colitis
  • Chest Pains
  • Hypertension, High Blood Pressure
  • Women: Menstrual Irregularities and Many Other Gynecologic Problems
  • Men: Prostate Problems
  • Bladder Infections
  • Muscle, Joint and Body Pains
  • More than 150 other common symptoms and conditions are either caused by stress or made worse by it.

    These and many other such symptoms rob hundreds of millions of persons of their vitality and feelings of wellness on a daily basis. Many people live their entire life without ever feeling well, frequently or even always sick. Others move in and out of wellness and illness not being able to find out how to maintain their wellness and eliminate their illnesses.

    For the greatest majority of these people the loss of wellness is unnecessary. The secret of returning to total vitality and wellness lies within the way we live our lives and the diets we eat. There are many other factors. One of the most important is stress. Stress affects our day to day life, the way we see things the decisions we make, what we do each day and how we handle the conditions of their lives.

    Often we suffer from a lack of knowledge. From not knowing how to change our lives and eliminate the stresses that affect us. From lack of knowing that how they live their lives and their belief systems about what their lives should look like can make all the difference in the world.

    In order to have wellness we must have an understanding of the principles that promote wellness as well as the factors which diminish wellness. In this series of articles we will look at what takes wellness away and how we can recreate it.

    We will also look at the role stress plays in creating illness, how we can recognize our stresses, what we do to create stress, what we can do to remove stress from our lives. We will create a wellness model that can lead us back to good health eliminate the illnesses we suffer from and the symptoms that diminish our quality of life.

    We will also present some models to help the reader understand how the mind can work to promote wellness on an everyday basis. We will explain how the mind-body-spirit act independently and together to be both the cause and the cure of many illnesses.