We hear a lot about the environment ruining our health.
We hear a lot about the way that humans do not take care of the environment, and how it is ruining the state of the planet.
We blame the Food companies, Pharmaceutical companies, the Government, our doctors and on and on.
Always “Them” but how often do we look at “Us?”
But how willing are we to do something about it?
Take health for example.
In the days of the internet, thousands of books, television and newspapers, we have all the information and knowledge that is available to us, yet many people just sit and claim that their ill health is someone else’s fault.
Claims are made that they are confused with conflicting advice. “They say one thing one minute and another the next” is heard so often in conversations.
Even articles in the newspaper can be confusing as we read them. Just this week I read an article on a new book about gut flora and obesity. Part of the article was to say that beer can be good, and the writer would have said something along the lines that beer has plenty of flora in it.
But the journalist then made his own little extra box, with the headline. “Good news; beer is ok!” and went on to say that wine and beer are healthy. Many people would not bother to find out what that was all about and claim that the paper said that it is ok for us drink alcohol.
The point that I am making here is that we all need to do our own research using the tools that I mentioned earlier.
You might then say that all this information can still be confusing.
I agree. So what to do?
We have been given by nature and God, the ability to use our own wisdom and judgment. These days He has given us some fantastic tools to go along with that. Do you ever get a gut feeling about something?
You may be reading, or watching television, and you get this feeling that something is not quite right.
I bet that before now you have been talking to someone and you know that they are lying. Where do you think that feeling comes from? It is commonly known as our Gut feeling, or instinct or intuition. I have heard it called discernment too.
Or even more importantly how far within ourselves are we willing to look?
How willing are we to think, really think, about what could be the answer?
Do we just sit back and let others tell us what to do?
Do we just jump on the next seemingly good idea that comes along?
Then blame “them” when the diet fails, or we cannot stick to our new healthy way of living.
Another idea that springs to mind is the story of a famous runner, whose name escapes me, who, years ago encouraged many to take up jogging, then died of a heart attack. So many people then gave up running or would not take it up because it seemed that running was dangerous.
How many of those people actually bothered to find out the facts themselves?
Most of us have the ability to find out for ourselves what the truth is.
Then to follow our intuition about what is right for each one of us. Therein lies the key! We are all different and have different needs.
Not just on a level of “That sounds good, I’ll try that.” But by finding out for ourselves and using our intuition.
So are you going to find out what is the truth and be conscious about your choice?
I will examine where consciousness comes into it on another blog. But maybe this one will give you food for thought.
You have the inner ability and wisdom to find out for yourself what is right for you!