In yesterday’s post we talked about wheelchairs, braces, medication, therapy, and similar things. I asked you when do we really need them, and when are they actually keeping us sick. Did you really think about that?
Now of course those things all have good uses, and we sometimes need them. But other times, using them can keep us dependant; keep us in victim-hood.
Suppose you discover that like me, you’ve been hanging on to an illness or condition because it gets you attention and affection. You realize this, and vow that tomorrow you are starting out new, fresh and healthy. But then you go to the mall...
And there are those handicapped parking spaces, all close to the store and everything. And you’re holding on to that decal that allows you to park there...
What happens next?
You’ve got a medicine chest full of pain pills, hospital equipment around the house, or books and articles on your condition. If you become what you think about, what will all this stuff do to your consciousness?
If you have a bunch of friends who continually ask how you are and inquire about your condition, what does that do for your consciousness?
Do you see the psychic payoff we can something get from an illness, injury or handicap? And think about this...
How you might do something similar is terms of staying broke, missing a promotion, or mucking up a healthy relationship.
We’ll start exploring that on the next post. Until then, please share your thoughts below.