You’ll Never Win A War
“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” Mother Teresa
One of the things that bugs me about many natural health sites is their focus on what is wrong in the world. Perceived threats from all sides. Things that could supposedly kill you. A million possible ways that you could get sick. What is wrong with other systems of healing (a.k.a. the traditional medical establishment) rather than what to do instead.
This is very low vibration information and can switch you off to the point that you don’t want to do anything.
What I have learned from practicing tai chi is that nobody ever really wins a war.
If you and I started fighting – whether we got into a fist fight or a war of words – the truth is that sooner or later everybody will get hurt.
You might give me a black eye even if I broke your leg.
I might hurt your feelings and you might say something to me that will pierce my soul for eternity.
I have written another blog post about natural healing remedies for fighting, as most people in our culture are not taught how to manage conflict graciously or effectively.
But what I want to say is that when it comes to natural healing or alternative medicine, what I like to be is a quiet gentle voice for how to be happy and healthy.
I don’t want to fight the drug companies.
I don’t want to fight the traditional medical establishment.
I don’t want to fight other systems of healing, be they traditional or alternative.
In these sort of conflicts, a lot of confusion is created and the consumer is simply left standing in the dust thinking, “What about me? What can I do to resolve my health issues?”
One particular health newsletter I receive begins every issue by announcing that someone or something is out to take advantage of you or about to kill you.
I would rather lift your spirit instead.
Socrates said, basically, that people always choose the good.
If a new client is taking a drug or doing some other activity that is unknowingly harming them, it’s not because they are bad or stupid.
What I find works instead of all this fighting or scaring people is teaching simple, effective methods of being happier and healthier.
- Eating more vegetables
- Getting enough rest
- Dealing with your emotions
- Making time to have fun
- Exercising in ways that you enjoy
- Learning to cook in ways that actually nourish your body
- Taking advantage of natural healing remedies
- Allowing space to listen to your soul
- Learning how to access your own intuition
- Learning how to love others unconditionally
- Yoga, tai chi and qi gong
- Finding your passion
- Eating an anti-inflammatory diet
- Forgiving everybody for everything
- Taking care of the planet
When we recognize that all people are acting from the best information they have in any given moment, we can forgive others and move forward unencumbered by bitterness or anger.
We don’t need to waste energy fighting anything, we just need to embrace what actually works.
What is healing? Healing happens when we embrace the highest vibrations, which include love and peace, harmony and joy.