Earlier this week I had a medical checkup…and it might very well be my last one ever. I’m not into gloom and doom.
For the most part, I’m exceptionally healthy, but my blood pressure was a little bit high – 140/94 – so of course the doctor wanted to prescribe blood pressure medication. To me, the blood pressure reading is simply a message from my body that I need to make some adjustments in my life… be more consistent with my yoga and meditation practice…eat less pizza…get more sleep…whatever. Or maybe that blood pressure is perfect for me.
So I told the good doc that I had no desire to ever take blood pressure meds. Her reply: “Well…OK…if you want to die of heart failure…”
For a lot of people, that comment could be an eventual death sentence. Words are powerful! Words from a respected professional such as a doctor can be a seed that will grow to fruition and come true, simply because the doctor said that’s what is supposed to happen.
Take a moment right now to think of some words from well meaning health practitioners that you have woven into the fabric of your life – words that may be adversely affecting your life.
“You have (insert diagnosis here).”
“You need to take these drugs for the rest of your life.”
“You need to take these vitamins for the rest of your life.”
“You can’t do (insert fun activity here) anymore.”
Words like these don’t have to be your reality unless you choose for them to be. Shifting to a more positive dialogue can make your life more positive. Positive words and thoughts aren’t an instantaneous magical incantation that will get you immediate results. But if you think, feel and speak in a certain way, your life will unfold in that way.
And guess what…you are a beautiful and perfect being!!!