You’re Probably Going To Die From This John Cali
This week we’re continuing our theme from last week: your physical body and its well-being.
A few days ago, I had a long talk with my cousin. We’re exactly same age, and we grew up next door to each other in rural western New York State. We’ve always had a close, loving sister-brother-type relationship.
She was telling me about a recent health crisis her daughter had -- she’d been diagnosed with a deadly tumor.
After operation, her surgeon told her he’d gotten all of tumor out, and prognosis was excellent. If he hadn’t gotten it all out, he continued, her life expectancy would have been about two years. And it could have been a horribly painful death. She’s still a relatively young woman -- about 40, and this would not have been good news for one that young.
So she wasn’t going to die after all -- at least not right now, or soon. Then good doctor made an ominous remark. Some day, he said, “You’re probably going to die from this anyway.”
Now I’m sure this man, a surgeon who practices his trade in one of most well-regarded medical facilities in world, is competent and was well-intended in his remarks to his patient. After all, he’s a healer.
But to instill in a patient’s mind that she is probably going to die a horribly painful death is, to me, an abdication of his responsibility as a doctor and a healer.
One of greatest challenges many humans have is dealing with their physical bodies. Your bodies are magnificent mechanisms -- truly magical beyond any of your wildest imaginings.
The intricate processes your bodies undertake every single second of your physical life are truly magical. Your bodies -- every part, organ, and system -- every cell, molecule, and atom -- know how to do their jobs, and how to do them perfectly.
It would truly boggle your mind if you could see all these delicate, intricate inner workings of your physical bodies. Your bodies need no direction from you. In fact, they do very well without you.
They know instinctively how they should be operating. And they know their natural state is that of well-being, of perfect health.