Physical, Spiritual Health
pains - no gains!
we hear these words, from the instructors at gym, or from our teachers
at school or college. Very simple words with even a simpler meaning.
No gain without any pain - no achievement or goal can be accomplished
in life without the help of a real concentrated, a fully dedicated
or meditative effort.
could be anything, better grades at school, promotion at work, an
Olympic gold medal, a beautifully sculptured physique, or winning
the USA presidential election. Every single goal in life is surrounded
by magnetic fields of dedication and concentration. No mountain
is high enough, no river so deep, no goal is beyond our limits,
once we set our mind, body and spirit behind it.
on earth is a journey of the soul. The mind happens to be the driver,
body is the vehicle, and the soul or spirit is the passenger inside.
All three are very intimately connected, one cannot do without the
other. What is our purpose on earth? A very philosophical, spiritual
and thought-provoking question, and it may take an entire lifetime
or more, to find the answer, but it is very much worthwhile to move
forward and discover our possibilities, which as a matter of fact
are unlimited. Yes, unlimited, all other forms of creation have
limitations, except the human form. A plant will stay as a plant,
flowers will blossom, die out, and new flowers will blossom again.
A dog stays as a dog, is born as a dog, dies as a dog, between birth
and death his possibilities are limited to barking and being faithful
to his master. The spider has been making the same kind of web his
predecessors made, the birds make the same nests since millions
of years. Where-as we have progressed from those primitive days
of living as a savage, from the days of hunting with a club, eating
raw meat, to these modern civilized days of aeroplanes, computers,
Mcdonalds, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts. It is no mean achievement
of setting foot on the moon, and we continue daily making more and
more advances into the unknown, primarily due to our non-limited
back to the question, 'What is our purpose on earth'? All these
advances, discoveries and creations are the materialistic part of
our purpose, and we have done very well, in fact more than well,
our success in this field is simply mind-blowing. But, this is only
one part of our purpose, one side of the coin, and we have devoted
more time and energy than was required. The entire nature moves
according to the law of opposites, after day comes night, heat after
cold, death after birth, or we can turn it the other way around,
night after day, cold after heat, birth after death. Imagine what
would happen if this law of opposites began to malfunction, no night
after day, no heat after cold, no death after birth. Do you think
we could survive in such a scenario? you bet, we won't. Then how
do you think we can survive without the opposite part of our materialistic
purpose, which happens to be the spiritualistic aspect of the two-fold
purpose of our life on planet earth.
we moved at full speed towards materialism, we grossly neglected
spiritualism, the opposite aspect of our nature. We have been moving
in darkness since ages, neglecting the light, indulging in physical
pleasures of body and mind, but forfeiting the spiritual sensations
of our real nature. There is a gross imbalance which exists, and
the result in playing with this law of nature is clearly evident
in the world we live today. No doubt we have more comforts for the
human body, more gadgets to please the mind, but sorrow, pain and
sickness is on the rise. More and more people are falling sick,
hospitals around the world are over-crowded, doctors working around
the clock in many third world countries. The gap between rich and
poor, war and peace, healthy and un-unhealthy on a constant rise.
said, "Love your neighbor as you would love yourself".
This is not happening, because to love someone, you have to love
yourself before, love has to exist within you, only then can it
move out. For instance, can you feed a beggar if you have no food?
When you love a person, you really take care of them, you go out
of your way to make them comfortable and happy. So when you love
yourself, wouldn't you take care of yourself, beginning with your
health, wouldn't you go out of your way to be healthy, comfortable
and happy; but are we doing that? Look at yourself and around you,
90 percent of the people you meet are unhealthy, out of shape. It
is a rare sight these days to see a healthy, well shaped man or
woman during the course of the day.
further said, "Ignorance is the biggest sin, and only truth
will set you free". When we are ignorant how our body functions,
we become sinners. Many religious books point out that sinners will
rot in the fires of hell. When you are sick and suffering, is that
not hell? Your body is on fire when you have high fever or pain
in the abdomen, heart or head. There is no hell in some far-off
distant place, it is right here within you, in the form of sickness,
pain and suffering. Only the truth will set you free, the truth
about your body and mind, how they function, why do you get sick
in the very first place.
although considered bitter is nothing but the truth, very simple
and easy to understand. All spiritual books point towards one simple
truth, 'Everything is within'.
Every little thing is from God, and is within you, including He
himself. This human body is the most amazing creation in the universe,
in fact it is the biggest wonder on earth, as it contains every
possible thing one can imagine. If anything goes wrong, the body
fixes it from within, it has been made to last and work for a good
hundred years without any problems. The sickness, pain and suffering
we go through is due to lack of unity and understanding between
mind, body and soul. These three partners are responsible for our
progress and well-being, to ensure that our two-fold purpose on
earth is completed without any problems.
not want to be healthy, who does not wish to be free from sickness,
pain and misery? The power to be lies within us, we have been provided
all the resources and tools to achieve the impossible, to be and
stay healthy is the easiest thing to do, its like child's play.
As the mind is the driver responsible to take care of the vehicle
and drive us through our journey of life, in a peaceful, comfortable
and happy manner, we shall begin our discovery into Mental, Physical
and Spiritual Health, from the mind itself.
Author | Healer | Health Reformer
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