“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Meditation is the key to a balanced life – If you don’t go within, you’ll go without. Water is the true fountain of youth. Laughter is the best medicine. If you stay fit, your health will never quit. A deep breath is a breath of life. Except the Lord build the house, he who labors, labors in vain.”
Each of these is a familiar phrase and each of them is true. We definitely need a balance of, rest, sleep, and exercise. But is that enough? Good nutrition is essential, but can’t keep us healthy all by itself. Do you know happy and healthy people who have never meditated? How long would we last on air and water alone? Some of the most spiritual people ever to walk the planet have died of terrible diseases.
So, what’s the point? The point is, each one of the phrases above claims that there is ONE THING above everything else that is the true key to a long, healthy and happy life. While I do not deny that each of these things is a piece of the health and life puzzle, it takes more than a single piece to complete the whole picture. It reminds me of the story of six blind men from India who were out walking together one day and came across an elephant in their path.
These six sightless men had of course heard of elephants, but none of them had ever had the opportunity to see one. Each man stepped up to feel the elephant attempting to ascertain what it must look like. The first man felt the elephant’s side and said that it was like a wall. The second felt the tip of the tusk and was convinced the elephant was like a spear. The third, upon feeling the squirming trunk, proclaimed that an elephant was like a snake. The fourth put his arm around a leg and came to the conclusion it was like a tree. The fifth grabbed an ear and announced that an elephant was like a big fan, while the sixth, upon seizing the tail, declared it was like a rope.
They all then began to argue about who had the truth. While each of them had discovered a part of the picture, all of them had missed the whole picture.
This is the same thing that has happened in the world as far as our health is concerned. Yes, it is vital that we do all of the things in the beginning of this article, for each of them is a vital part of the puzzle. But, none of them is enough by itself to completely carry us consistently toward wholeness.
There is a crucial piece of the puzzle that hasn’t yet been mentioned specifically. That is the need for a clear nerve system so that your Life Force can FLOW normally throughout your body. This is where chiropractic comes in. Actually, it has been mentioned in a way. This is one way to actually use the Biblical quote above…Except the Lord build the house, he who labors, labors in vain… You see, all of your efforts to build a healthy body will be in vain if the Power that made the body is not allowed to flow effortlessly through the body and continue to help us adapt, heal and grow.
Health is a birthright! When you keep your nerve system clear, your INNATE INTELLIGENCE will be able flow through you allowing your body to organize itself in the best manor it sees fit, not necessarily the manor you or I see fit.