Monday, January 14, 2013

Personal Responsibility

Dr. H. Leslie Harrison was a Nature Cure pediatrician.  I am studying his writings in my Lifestyle Consultants Course on Natural Living.  I love the wisdom in his writings about personal responsibility and Nature Cure.  

People no longer accept responsibility for the health of their off-spring in favor of self-gratification.  What does this say about us?  It's not totally our fault, though, as we have been dumbed down and  weakened with junk foods, processed and genetically modified foods, sedentary lifestyle largely due to debt and taxation forcing people off the family farm, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, etc. In order to step up and regain what has been lost will require an enormous stretch of will-power, intelligence, and grace.  And even the will-power and intelligence will be by grace.

Many people are concerned about the condition of our nation.  Our health affects us personally, but also collectively.  It affects our social behavior, economics, agriculture, and foreign policy.  An unfit nation is a liability in peace or in war.  These issues are our personal responsibility.

I am an optimist. A growing number of people seem to be aware that there is a better way, and that we need to get back to the basics of a simple natural life.  Our job is to do what we can and yearn for the grace to help us prevail.  As one of us succeeds, we will encourage those around us.  

Some of the young men that we are around seem especially interested in health and proper diet.  And some of the young mothers also are taking an interest in whole, unprocessed foods.  I love to see it.  

To health and happiness.

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