February 25-B, 2023

Bluff Mountain Overlook 08/12/2018 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Monroe, Virginia
A couple of Canadian physicians,
writing about "A Philosophy of Health,"
define health as "ease of functioning."

Healthy is how easily we do what we do.
What we do to maintain
our ease of functioning
is our philosophy of health.

What we trade ease of functioning for
is where our philosophy of health,
conflicts with competing needs and interests.

We trade health for 10,000 things
in order to balance things out,
in order to compensate ourselves for
neediness that eating/drinking, say,
can relieve.

We need a philosophy of neediness.

We have to know what we are in need of 

And what we will do to relieve our neediness.

At any point in our life,
our physical/emotional wellbeing
is a reflection 
of our physical/emotional neediness
at that point in our life.

How needy are you right now?
What are you in need of?
How would things need to be different
than they are
in order for you to enjoy
complete ease of functioning?

Walk around with these questions in mind.
Walk slowly through your life
with these questions in mind.

Become/be aware of your neediness
at every point throughout each day.
Know what all you need here/now every day
to live with complete ease of functioning.

Know what interferes with your ease of functioning.

What do you need that you don't have?
How might you address your neediness
in ways that would support/sustain--
and not interfere with--
your ease of functioning?

You will be developing 
your philosophy of health,
and enjoying more about your life.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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