Demanding what we cannot give is a cruel relationship with ourselves. It is cruel that we must have insight to pursue health treatment for the brain whose variety of illness destroys our capacity to see into ourselves.
It’s one thing for us to choose not to do what we see is to be done. We all choose not to take care of ourselves by degrees. We all make choices against information and sight;
Smoking, exercise, sugar intake, sleep hygiene, working more hours, avoiding interpersonal connections, soda, driving fast, jay-walking, hand-washing, self-medication, self-injury, brushing hair from the top down, splashing our soup, flossing, nose-picking and eating with our mouth open.
Insight is there and we choose not to.
Even so, it is arrogant to presume insight into our own human condition and the more I know, the more I agree with the humility of any great teacher – there is so much out there that we don’t see into. However this is critically different from the inability to see into and that is the cruel irony of requiring a decision that our brain is unable to be informed about.
There are a number of these. I’m wondering if you can tell us about your own story of what healing has done for your ability to “see?” It’s a service to many to know that fighting for brain health is at the core of being a friend to yourself.
Self-Care Tip – Fight for brain health – it is at the core of being a friend to yourself.
- Draw Sleep Hygiene Into Your Culture (friendtoyourself.com)
- Supercharge Your Life Purpose (friendtoyourself.com)
- Sleep Is The Vital Sign Of Psychiatry (friendtoyourself.com)
- Are You Empowered to Start Everything and End Everything With Me? (friendtoyourself.com)
- Good Sleep (friendtoyourself.com)
- Obesity Can Lead to Brain Degeneration (fitsugar.com)