Every day, in my work and outside my work, I see people struggling with various health issues; people who have – like every single one of us – an innate capacity to heal, but cannot do so because they do not think and feel in healing conducive ways.
In the book I am reading I found a quote by Gregory Bateson, Epistemologist, which reflects exactly what I am talking about. The book is “Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results“ by Jamie Smart.
Just in case you are curious, epistemology is a branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, especially with reference to its limits and validity, also referred to as the “theory of knowledge”; it is the study of knowledge and justified belief.
This quote explains why people do not heal (among other things) and the justified belief they have about their bodies:
“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.”
The way the physical body works is the way nature works: leaning towards balance and equilibrium, healing and health. Your physical body, mine and everybody else’s poses extraordinary healing abilities.
The problem with not healing versus healing is the way we were taught to think about it.
More on this tomorrow.