Health? Come on, you must be joking. You may ask what exactly do i want to tell you about health? You know all the basics. 1) Eat the right meals with all the necessary nutrients. 2) Exercise regularly. 3) Drink lots and lots of water etc

Sorry to disappoint you but i am definitely not talking on that health. Sure health isn’t all about food and exercise. Oh yes. It was the World Health Organisation (WHO) that defined health as; a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. So let’s talk mental and social health, shall we?

1) Go on a fast (relax, you can still eat all you want). Rather go on a fast and stay away from all the wrong thoughts. Replace all the mentalities of failure with those of success. You need to believe that you can do just about anything. As you strive to feed your body with all the food and water it needs, why don’t you also strive to feed your mind with the right thoughts? What could you do to change your life today? What would it take? Only one thing; it’s the power of believing. If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either. What of Disney? And Edison? The list is endless. They fasted from the wrong thoughts and ate only the right amounts of positivity with all the necessary nutrients of faith. So can you.

2) Be expectant. It was Ralph Charell who said ‘nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations. I say there must be a dream to have a ‘dream come true’. Go ahead, dream, envision, be expectant. Please want and aim for more from life. If you think you can do it, then it can be done. And if you are convinced it’s never going to work, it usually doesn’t. Simply put, expectation creates manifestation. So take out all the barriers and roll. Hunger and thirst for more. It’s not fattening. Its mental health.

3) Be healed. This is relieving the pain that binds and holds us captive. In the words of Kahlil Gibran ‘many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling – with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all that you are beyond the pain.

As human beings, sometimes it is difficult to escape the sorrow, affliction or pain that comes with living. Whether its a broken leg, a broken heart or far worse, God created us to mend and to bounce back. He is the greatest physician remember? We are talking health right? He said ‘I AM the God that heals you’. He is the God. Not He was or He will be but He is.

We sometimes carry a burden of pain that weighs us down. And when we are weighed down, it’s impossible to dance, run or jump much less leap with joy. That is mental and social ill health. A heart devoid of joy is a health afflicted with infirmities. You can take all the veggies and vitamins you need. You can engage in all forms of exercise and drink gallons of water daily. You are still unhealthy.

The good news is that we can be healed. As in physical ill health where you need to go to the doctor for help, so it is with mental and social ill health. You need to realise that there is something wrong. Then go to the All-wise for help. Take His prescriptions and get right back on track.

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