I love this image. The joy this baby is displaying is based on the total faith that it will be caught. If we have faith that things will be good, we will be happy. If we spend our time anticipating how we may be about to get hurt, even if we aren’t hurting, we can’t be happy.
If we are hurting, we should try to fix whatever is happening. So many times our physical discomfort comes from spiritual pain that we manifest through our bodies. This is why remedies from Reiki to Bach Flower Remedies address the spiritual roots of disease rather than the physical symptoms.
I read about a study of cancer patients who had achieved total remission- more than 5 years and their cancer didn’t return. The researchers were hoping to find “the best” treatment. But there was no pattern- they’d tried everything from surgery, chemo, and radiation, to visualization, organic diets, to coffee enemas. The researchers were confused and looked farther. They HAD to find out what they had in common. When they did it was that each survivor had looked at their life and changed how they were living. They’d gotten divorces, changed jobs, and gotten away from things that were making them miserable. Disease seems to be simply a way to prod you to pay attention and be aware of what you are doing to yourself in your life. Once your life is worth living, you can apparently use anything to treat the physical symptoms.
So consider the things that make you sad and try to find a way to empower yourself to change them, but more importantly think about the things that make you happy, and see how much you can increase those things in your life. It sounds like so much pop-psychology, but even if it’s wrong, you’ll be happier, so who the heck cares?