March 25, 2014 at 12:52 am #16029
This may be a bit ironic, but I am making this post to announce that I will no longer be concerning myself with the internet health community. I am a strong believer that what you fear will come true. For a long time I feared that I would always feel ill and fatigued, and to a certain extent, I always will.
I think it is easy to get caught up in “finding an answer,” so we accumulate all the knowledge we can about the right foods that we should be incorporating in our life. We define ourselves by this inhibited metabolic state and do everything we can to get out of it. We essentially become it. But if we are able to distract ourselves from the very thing that we want so badly, it will come naturally. This is not to say that I don’t see any benefit in learning about why our body operates the way it does, but I think at some point we all hit a ceiling as to how much knowledge we need for it to become increasingly beneficial. I don’t know everything about health now, and I may never will. But I have realized that wanting so desperately to become “healthy” like I was when I was a kid is what can keep me unhealthy.
They say the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I believe that the rich appreciate the abundance that they have rather than focus on what they do not have. If Donald Trump loses a large sum of money, he doesn’t fret. He knows that money will flow into his life because he is never focused on what his life lacks. On the other hand, I think that the poor will justify being poor by saying things like “money is the root of all evil.” The poor are so focused on what they do not have that they dismiss the importance of money, and subsequently, they do not attract money into their lives.
It’s an interesting dynamic and I think everyone is at a different point on their journey to recovery. But I think we all should be careful and try not to focus on our health so much, but rather distract ourselves with other things that we do have in the present moment. It’s a concept I’m trying to incorporate into my own life and it starts with leaving this forum. For some, learning about health on the internet is casual, but for others, it can become an obsession. Either way, I hope that everyone can see my perspective and share their insights on this idea.March 26, 2014 at 1:06 am #16043blurgParticipant
off topic but Donald Trump is a A-hole. There are takers in this world and there are givers. He is a taker and either Karma is going to catch up with him or his descendants.
maybe it is all about positive thinking but if Donald Trump had been born in the slums of anywhere, he’d probably still be there or more likely in jail or doing stuff that should get him in jail. positive begets positive. negative begets negative. usually. and those that think that they are all mighty enough to transcend usually end up there by stepping on others. i know of many people who are really positive about themselves but negative about others – that can get them ahead but only at a cost to those around them.
Donald Trump maybe among the “fittest” but that doesn’t mean he is a good person.March 26, 2014 at 9:20 am #16045docrioParticipant
Yup, couldn’t agree more. Sounds very “law of attraction/secret” whatever and I ascribe to the same belief. My personal premise is that if it feels good, do it. Just important, if it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. If the journey causes emotional angst and becomes obsessive, probably time to walk away. If it gives you joy and validation, stay put. Everyone’s path and choice will be different.March 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm #16046
@docrio you sound like someone who is certainly enlightened! thanks for your contribution. :)March 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm #16047
@blurg I apologize if I offend you, but your response sounds like that of someone who is poor and jealous. Donald Trump deserves every dime he has, and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can stop comparing yourself to those around you. He attracts wealth into his life because he is a giver. I am not saying he is above anyone, or should be defined by his bank account. But to dismiss him as an “A-hole” because of his wealth is to dismiss yourself as an “A-hole.”
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