I have witnessed many miraculous recoveries from some of the most intense and complex combinations of mental and physical conditions. Here’s what I know, each person who healed embarked on a journey of self-discovery, which eventually culminated in healing. First and foremost, they had the faith to believe that healing was possible. From there, they sought out new ideas and healthful practices. Their increasing knowledge and self-awareness brought with it confidence, personal insight, and a capacity to let go and not resist, but to work through the condition. Learning not to fight, but rather embrace the fullness of life ultimately changed everything. In the end, participation in a daily self-care practice not only consolidated the healing, but also resulted in a life full of peace and joy.
That may sound too simplistic, but it’s true. Just as one can grow to become distressed, scared, addicted, or sensitive, changing one’s perspective, thinking, and behavior, enables recovery of lost health and happiness. Suffering and ailments have causes, but so too do health and healing. Letting go of the former and taking up the latter makes all the difference. It all comes down to actions: thoughts and behaviors. Change your actions and you change your results.
I’m convinced that most people want to learn how to help themselves. Bouncing around from one specialist to another is tiresome, especially if none takes the time to listen, connect, and teach you how to help yourself. It may be that all you get for your searching is a medicine cabinet full of pills—that’s not healing, it’s symptom management.
Stress related patterns and illnesses are complex and hard to heal without expert guidance. So what do you do? Find a teacher! Find someone who will teach you about the physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual dimensions of your problem so you come to understand suffering, both its causes and remedies. I’ve been down the road on which you’re now traveling. If what you’re reading inspires you, I offer you my knowledge, experience, and compassion. I want you to be happy. If you decide to start down the path of self-healing, I’m here to help.