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Bruneau_1998 (1)

One's state of health is

One's state of health is in a flux, and as such, must respond to changes, whether they are physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or environmental. The most fundamental influences on our health are extremes in climate, our diet, our relationships, the balance of work and rest and our sense of meaning and purpose. Health results not only from an organism becoming suited to the surrounding condition, it is also involves people adapting and responding creatively to a situation. Self-awareness and self-consciousness become paramount. When illness affects an individual, it then affects all those s/he comes in contact with. A ripple effect occurs, illustrating the need for an increased respect and compassion for all living things. People cannot enjoy their pleasures if they are consumed with fear, hate, worry, anxiety, etc. Attitude, then, is an important factor in realizing health. If the world was consistent and did not change, coping with any situation would be simple. But the world does change. Change means one needs to adapt to non-equilibrium conditions. Letting change occur will lessen any negative effects it may bring. The reflex, for example, is evidence of nature's proactive involvement in dealing with change. Nature is active without training, but too much change too quickly can result in excess pressure on the individual's physical and mental adaptive mechanisms. Viewing change as a constant, that is, accepting change, will reduce stress and therefore aid in the process of healing. Healing is a state of mind, or perception, as much as an activity. Therefore

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