"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived." Dalai Lama
Pg 7 Breath, Mind & Consciousness "An average human organism breathes (one inhale and one exhale) 13 - 15 times a minute, which means that your body breathes 21,000 - 21,600 times in a 24hr cycle. At the rate of 15 breaths per minute, a human life is comprised of a total of 946,080,000 breaths - a full 120 years".
Disease is both self-created and self-cured. It's not from bad luck, chance or external influences, our illnesses are our choice. We choose subconsciously, to be ill because of the advantages illness brings (attention, solitude, love, respite from work etc). Dr John Harrison suggests that we can use our illness to understand and learn more about ourselves - and others, Once we understand why we make ourselves ill, we can learn to become well, using the same power to remove our illness as we used to create it.- Love Your Disease - Buy book click here
John 9:39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
Mark 9:29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy." -Lao Tzu
"Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is for; to learn just that and nothing more." T-15. I:1,2
The practice of wu wei is the expression of what in Taoism is considered to be the highest form of virtue – one that is in no way premeditated, but rather arises spontaneously. In verse 38 of the Daode Jing (translated here by Jonathan Star), Laozi tells us:
The highest virtue is to act without a sense of self
The highest kindness is to give without a condition
The highest justice is to see without a preference
When Tao is lost one must learn the rules of virtue
When virtue is lost, the rules of kindness
When kindness is lost, the rules of justice
When justice is lost, the rules of conduct
Knowing what to do is not enough. Doing what you know is essential.
Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you" .
Arthur Pink . . ."O what a priceless boon is a sound body and good health; a boon which is denied to some from birth, and which few really appreciate till it be taken from them."
Divine Healing - Is it Scriptural? - Arthur W. Pink
I have attached two pages which might be of help in educating the young about problem gambling.
I suppose one thing to warn the young about is positive reinforcement operant conditioning. It is being marketed widely and with little regulation. It is not just gambling , it is also video gaming. I wonder to what extent the three teenagers in Oklahoma who shot the Australian were in a trance state. They sounded really zoned out and two of them mentioned playing video games, one was Call of Duty. Continual play could put those vulnerable teenagers into a first person shooter dreamworld where game and reality merged.
Recently the contributors to Gambling Action Group (Facebook) have come to realize just how addictive online gambling is. I think the message to the young has to be do not start playing any game that is too immersive. Go for the old games, the physical games, like football and cricket or golf. Casino gambling and online gambling and gaming are just too immersive, too trance inducing, too dangerous. And the packaging and games psychology is just getting better and better all the time whilst the human brain is just the same and thus increasingly vulnerable. At least with physical sports there are set hours and you get physically tired.
If you are talking to children about this show them the video at
and start a discussion about free will and whether it can be taken over – it can.