Sunday, July 18, 2010

The way we treat the world is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.

In last week’s post, I discussed how fighting is the predominant approach to health and healthcare in today’s society. The example I used was a headline I recently read: “Use Yoga to Combat Stress.”

"Chemicals and Blades..."
Whenever we have a “problem” with our health what do we do? We attack the invader with chemicals. We have chemicals that are supposed to kill invaders and we have other chemicals that claim to promote health. Many of these chemicals are “natural.” If the chemicals don’t do a good enough job, we resort to blades. All too often, the chemicals and blades don’t work anyway. For many people, during the whole process, little to no thought is given to enhancing the vibrant inherent health that shines within all of us. Enhancing health, as our first course of action, always serves us the best. Sometimes chemicals and blades can be helpful, too, but should only be considered as an adjunct, with “facilitating life” as our foundational approach to health.

Is it any surprise, then, that that is how we treat the world around us? The way that most of our food is grown is by using blades to remove the surrounding Nature (including rain forests) and then planting vast monoculture tracts of one crop (which is far too often hybridized or genetically modified), and then using plenty of chemicals to kill “pests” and “weeds” and more chemicals to stimulate growth. The result: A poisoned water supply, a food supply that is making us sick rather than nourishing us, and a planet that—unless we make a big shift—will no longer be able to sustain us.

Is it any surprise that when there are disagreements between people, we resort to chemicals and blades (and bullets and bombs…) to “solve” the problem. Even when we don’t actually engage in armed combat, a fight mentality exists…
Fighting injustice…
Fighting for your rights…

I was once at an event where we listened to a great presentation on Human Rights. During the discussion afterwards, one of the audience members, himself a highly respected human rights activist, declared, “We must fight hate!”


I’ll leave you with this question to ponder:

Is it even possible to win a fight…?

Until next time,
Dr. Mark William Cochran
Chiropractor, lightworker, energy healer, writer, speaker
Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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