Some of you may know a hobby of mine is to find old dilapidated cars and bring them back to life by restoring them to their previous form.
Recently, I completed a minor restoration on an old classic 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback. This got me thinking about restoring one’s health.
Can we ‘restore’ our health? Can we be as healthy as we were intended to be?
Well, honestly… YES you can restore your health but it’s a process, it’s not as simple as flicking a switch or patching up a rusty hole.
How much time and effort you put into restoring your health is similar to restoring an old car, or an old house or even an old piece of furniture. I could have quite easily just painted over the rusty parts and patched them up without doing the real hard work of sanding it back and cutting out the rust and repairing the panel or even addressing any faults in the engine and transmission.
This is similar to people taking a pill to feel better without addressing the cause of the real problem… Both are quick fixes and on the surface the car can look good, and on the surface we may feel ok, but more often than not, underneath is a completely different picture.
You all know what will happen to that rust hole if i just painted straight over it. Before you know it, it will show up again and be twice as nasty!
I’ll let you all in on a little secret… it did not take me one weekend to restore the car. It took me about 17 weekends and any spare time I had during the week to restore that car.
Restoring ones health is a process witch does take time and effort. Unfortunately there is no shortcuts if you want to restore your health properly… Period!!! I can’t get fit by going to the gym once in a blue moon (no matter how sophisticated the gym equipment is), I can’t get healthy by eating a proper diet over one weekend (no matter how healthy the food is), I can’t even expect to reverse the negative affects to my nervous system with years of subluxation degeneration with just one or two chiropractic adjustments (no matter how good of a Chiropractor I am)…. It takes time and continued effort and an understanding that true health comes from a range of things together. Holistically!
So take the time and effort and invest in your health…. It’s a whole lot more valuable than my classic car! You cant just sell your body and buy a new one..