Body and Mind

A The Human Mind entry published on June 19, 2009


Everything starts with our conscience.
Any symptom that the body develops is a wake-up call for us to understand what we must beware of and change both our thinking and our behaviour.

Responsiblity and Guilt:

In life, the idea of the patient’s responsibility should be ever-present.
Often the term responsibility is perceived as a synonym of guilt.
In fact, the words are not synonyms:
Responsibility means ability to respond.
It is a term that is used in the present tense and thus empowers the person who realizes that he is responsible to change his way of being or acting.
Responsibility means that I have a say on the matter.
Guilt, however, attempts to keep people dwelling on the past, where nothing can be changed.
To look for culpability and guilty parties intensifies anyone’s symptom, whereas assuming responsibility for changing a situation means becoming aware of the responsibility we have for the type of life we want to create.

When you read the description of a symptom and draw the conclusion that the person has a problem with the Father, for instance, be careful not to blame the Father. No! The responsibility to regain a balance rests with the patient.
Beware; the responsibility always rests with the person, not the Father, the Mother, or anyone else.

Only when we deal with children does it become essential for parents to alter their behaviour.
When there is an adult at stake, the body demands internal action, in other words, responsibility to face up to, deal with, and take action.
The other person, the Father for example, may decide to change if he pleases.
That is his prerogative.

Therapy and Responsibility:

In our current society, the patient puts himself in the hands of the doctor or the therapist, while refusing any degree of responsibility for what happened to him or what he can do to prevent it from happening again.

It is crucial for us, as patients, to understand that the doctor or the therapist can only intervene to help us get out of a bad situation if we become actively involved in the plan of recovery.
We may say that the doctor and the therapist have fifty per cent of the responsibility and the other fifty per cent lies with the patient.

This website simply aims to help people become responsible for their lives, to assume responsibility for what happened up to this point, and for what they will change from the moment they realize the extent to which they really created their own unhealthy state.

Patients:

In fact, there are no illnesses, there are patients, people who are ill.
To cure what we call illness and which, in effect, is no more than the physical symptom(s) that the body displays, is to address the effect, not the cause.

Nowadays, we frequently hear in everyday talk, the media, on the street, that a person is fighting against this or that disease, that someone won a battle against cancer, that it is necessary to fight to keep alive in face of a disease.
After all, we are all declaring war on effects without understanding the underlying causes.
The causes are always with the person.
The exterior simply catalyzes a process which, in every possible way, is always endemic.

So, rather than attacking the illness, it may be better to embrace the individual, the person, who is solely responsible for the state in which he finds himself.
I say responsible, not guilty!

This way, rather than fighting, we must learn exactly what thoughts and beliefs that person holds in order to understand how he is hurting himself in his daily existence.
The humble objective of the Does Your Body Lie section of this website is to help cure the patient, not the illness.

However, when we find the causes, we must beware of vague causes, sensational and generalized.
Certain people and certain works declare that kidney problems are created by fear.
Of course they are, but this is very vague.
Fear? What fear?
Fear not to reach a goal?
Fear of himself?
Fear of parents?
Fear of mother?
Fear of spouse?
Fear of losing the love of his people?
This alone does not help, it is not specific enough.
The person spins his wheels and never quite finds the answer.
Fear, related to kidneys, is caused by other things, and it is those other things that we need to find.
After all, liver problems also have their root in fear.

Emotions not Verbalized:

It is always necessary to find out how patients felt about a specific issue, what they experienced and what they may have done to forget about it.
That feeling is present in their everyday lives; it recurs; it is continuous.
Furthermore, it is not only present in fears, it is found in other places.

There are different people who went through the same things but experienced them differently, some developed symptoms and others did not.
It is not the event that causes the problem, but rather how one feels about it.
That feeling is unique and, if not verbalized, will cause problems in the body.

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