Whether it’s a headache, a stomach ache, or something worse, what should you do to become healed? The answer varies depending on the person and the situation. Some people head for a doctor, others for a pharmacy to buy an over-the-counter preparation that hope will help, some do nothing and hope for the best, while others seeking healing through spiritual healing or prayer.
If one method of healing does not work, many people will try one thing after another until they find something that will give them relief. It is not always easy to know what to do or where to go to seek healing because a person’s choices can be overwhelming. Consider:
- Medical practitioners are practicing medicine in over 200 recognized branches of medicine, and there are a great number of practitioners in each branch of medicine.
- There are over 300 types of recognized alternative healing methods a person can choose from.
- There are thousands of over-the-counter medications waiting to be bought.
With all these options available, how can a person know what to do? How does one choose? Is there one, just one very important thing that everyone should do first in order to help themselves feel better and hopefully become healed? If so, what is it?
The very first thing that everyone should do when they become sick is to adopt a positive attitude. You can not always help what happens to you, but you can always choose what to do about what happens to you. You can decide how you will have in a situation, if you will act positively or negatively, if you will do everything you can to help yourself become healed or if you will sit around and do nothing, often crying and feeling sorry for yourself in the process.
There are benefits to behaving positively regardless of how dire your situation may be. or how difficult it may be to have positively. Following are a few examples of how being positive or negative can help move you towards or away from healing. In the examples, the positive choices and actions are listed at the beginning of each example and the negative choices are listed at the end of the example.
As you read the examples below ask yourself which of your actions (positive or negative) and which of your choices choices (positive or negative) would:
- Help you to feel better and benefit you – or do the opposite?
- Help you to heal and become whole – or delay healing?
- Make people want to be around your and / or help you – or avoid you?
Then you can decide if you want to adopt a positive attitude or just be miserable about the situation (a negative attitude).
Example # 1 – HEADACHE: Take an over-the-counter headache preparation to treat the pain (OR it does safe for you to use) OR do nothing and suffer?
Example # 2 – CANCER: Seek medical help, pray, use additional alternative healing methods if indicated OR cry, feel sorry for yourself, complain, do not do what the doctors say, lay around, suffer, suffer .
Example # 3 – AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES: Follow the doctor’s orders, go to physical therapy, take your medications, be cooperative with and pleasant to those attending to your care OR crab, complain, and be uncooperative about everything; dwell and meditate on each ache and pain, whine about your suffering, do not take your meds, feel sorry for yourself, and etc., etc., etc.
Example # 4 – LOSE 20 POUNDS: Be cheerful as you plan your diet. If you can not be cheerful, then at least act cheerful. Acting cheerful even when you do not feel that way will help a lot as acting cheerful changes the chemistry in your body in a positive way and will actually help you to begin feeling cheerful. Eat low-calorie nutritious meals and snacks; exercise, and look forward to the new “20-pounds-thinner” you OR complain and gripe about the things you can not eat, whine frequently (or constantly) about how hungry you are, crab about your clothes being too tight, envy others because they can eat what they want and look good and you can not, and on and on and on.
No matter what happens to you, you always have a choice about your thinking and your behavior, whether you realize it or not … a choice to be positive or negative. Positive attitudes and behaviors do not just happen. They are often the result of discipline and practice, but are well worth the effort because of the good outputs they produce.
If you choose a positive attitude and follow through with positive behavior you will feel better, help yourself to heal and become whole, and people will like being around you.
If you choose a negative attitude and have accompaniment negative behavior, chances are your condition will worsen, healing will be delayed, and people will not want to be around you or help you.
So remember, when you become sick, the first thing you should do in order to become healed is to adopt a positive attitude that will lead you to positive action that will lead you to healing and to people wanting to help you and be around you.