By Dr. MJ Wegmann –
Few situations urge us to examine our lives more than the possibility of death. We know in the end we all pass away. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to go right now. The United States has what is considered the shortest healthy life span, which is life expectancy minus years spent battling a major disease. This is one of the saddest statistics I have ever posted. The fact that millions of people will spend more than 5,10 or 20 years living with a preventable disease.
What is it in our human psychology that prevents us from doing what is necessary even in the event of disease or possible death? I don’t have the answer, but I know one thing that motivates me is my family.
This concept of love and healing comes from Dr. Alan Zimmerman who made the statement “if you truly love yourself, in a healthy non arrogant way, you will never intentionally expose your mind or body to negative things”. Let’s try this on for its mental size. What does he mean by “never intentionally?” this world is dominated by negative media, TV, websites, books.
How do we do this? The root to understanding human motivation turned to action lies in our struggle to be accepted in a negative world. The deepest human craving is to be accepted. The root of why people neglect their bodies, smoke, drink, don’t eat well, don’t exercise and don’t change when facing a major health crisis is because on some level they don’t truly love who they are.
If you find yourself facing any combination of these things, you now have a clear understanding of where to start; with yourself. We all have the power of unconditional love and healing within us, but many people do not let healing enter their lives. We have the power to be grateful and thankful for every breath we take. The key is to understand our time is limited here and each day is one less day we have to make a difference. Sometimes disease is a blessing, it can awaken our love for life and reorganized our priorities, or connect us with the divine.
My wish for you is that you are reading this before a major disease forces you into action.