“There is more sagacity in thy body than in thy best wisdom.”
Health is simple. It isn’t necessarily easy in this society that we’ve created with a completely different intention in mind. Everything from the clothes that we wear to the chairs we sit in are counter to health.
But, we all have bodies. Each on of us has one. I know…in the politically correct culture that no longer allows for sweeping generalizations about people groups, this is the one that is still true. We all have bodies. And, each one is amazing. Each one wants to be healthy, as healthy as it can possibly be.
If you are human, you already have what it takes to be healthy:
1. You are curious.
2. You are a problem-solver.
3. You love to play.
4. You crave connection.
5. You thrive on good sleep and generous doses of sunlight.
6. You are a contributing force to the workings of the world.
7. You love to do things.
8. You love to do nothing.
9. You crave fat and protein.
10. You are happier surrounded by beauty than not.
11. You can hardly help moving to the music.
12. You need a certain amount of stimulation to react to things.
13. You have a body.
This list may, hopefully, look a little different than other “what you need to be healthy” lists you’ve seen. I grant you that it is not the “all your answers to your burning questions” list that you may have seen, either. But, that doesn’t make it any less true. Health lies in how you use the things that are innate in accordance with the needs of your species and beyond. Your personal health is so tangled in the health of everything around you in ongoing dialogue that it becomes a gift you give to the world.
One thing you may not already have but could be a great present to yourself would be:
I would love to hear about what excites you and frightens you in your quest for health as a human being.