Good Morning, God!
The idea came to me this morning, God, why don’t I share my view of Health? I’m smiling. I didn’t even know I had a View. But, having heard the suggestion, I have gathered up a few points that might be said to be a framework.
The first point goes back to Viktor Frankl’s observations on one of the long term survivors in a Nazi prison camp. When asked how he had survived, the man replied: The purpose of this camp is to strip us of all control — so I make a point to control what little I can. It is basically IN and OUT. ON and OFF. So when I can eat or drink — I do it. When I can release anything OUT, I do so. And when I can REST/SLEEP — that is be OFF, I do it. THIS MAN EXERCISED HIS POWER TO CHOOSE.
Taking control of what we can! WOW! That is such a clear focus. A focus on CHOOSING. Choosing within such tiny limits — but still exercising our right and responsibility as a human to CHOOSE.
That is such a wise use of energy! And Energy is my second point. I now see Energy as right up there with Time as factors that I am able to “control” — how to I use/focus my Energy and my Time. Energy is different from Time in that Energy is something I can generate more of. Generating Energy?
The first thing I noticed with Energy was how I was squandering it! Worry and anxiety over my wonderful husband’s health resulted in a slow hemorrhaging of energy. I must say, God that my batteries were down to DEPLEATED before I actually noticed what was happening. I thought worry was a given. But, it isn’t. I simply had a BAD IMAGE of the future in my heart. Basically, putting us both completely in Your Hands and believing that You could USE EVERYTHING — helped me substitute a more hopeful image. An image in which we could make choices. And some of those choices could be helpful. And I realized that I was free to research and read and experiment. Choosing HOPE is ENERGIZING!
Well, THERE! That is a beginning! CHOICE. ENERGY. HOPE.
I hope I will continue on as I am interested in finding out what else my View of Health consists of.
I hope you will continue too!
div> ML ❤️🤗😍
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