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What may lurk behind the words? Do the words themselves tell more than their meaning?
We’ve been talking about word usage and how internalizing them can make us sick. And now, it’s time to talk about two more important words: “why” and “but.”
Why - did God, the government, my boss, my neighbor, family member do x, y or z to me? When we use “why” in this context, we move responsibility to the “why” and make ourselves victims — and victims are powerless.
Do we want to be victims, or do we want to be proactive? If we choose to be victims, how does that affect our health?
The better word is “how.” Yes, bad things happen to good people. But “why” leaves us just wringing our hands. “How” means we are actively looking for an answer.
But – is always followed by a reason why something can’t be done, or hasn’t been done. Is your glass half full or half empty? “But” is always followed by why something cannot happen.
Years ago there was a cartoon character. His name was Yabbut. People put Yabbut everywhere so they could be aware of using “but.” It was a good practice.
Let’s use a practical example. You know your diet isn’t good, that you are taking in too much junk. You might ask, “Why am I doing this?” You know the reasons (perhaps you are under a lot of stress and are hurting yourself as a result). What’s lacking is how to get past “why.” Until you want to take steps in the right direction, you will continue to be hung up on “why.”
“But,” you say, “I don’t have the time. I don’t have the willpower. I don’t have the money.” The challenge is, you must want to find the time, the will and the money. The choice? Things get so bad you land in the doctor’s office or the hospital.
Here’s how you can get past the “why” and the “but.”
1. Think about stress in particular. Stress is stress, no matter the source. Given this, what are some steps you can take to reduce stress and your chance of a resulting disease?
2. Consider alternatives. What has worked, what has not? If you have tried traditional routes with little or no success, it’s time to open your mind to other paths and to healing.
There are ways to get past these common mind-blocks. The first step is awareness of all the self talk. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation where we will discuss where you are now, where you want to be and how you will get there.
A practitioner for more than 37 years, Linda Dulicai is a Certified Natural Health Professional and an Advanced Loomis Digestive Health Specialist educated in more than 25 modalities of wellness. She is CEO of The Healthy Zone.