When a person deals with a health challenge, they are forced to learn amazing life lessons. You don’t have to be sick to learn them; you just have to follow the mental path they were forced to follow as they coped with their challenge. Maybe their self-image sabotaged their life and they got sick as they struggled with it. You don’t have to get sick to go through that transformation; you just have to be willing to change.
To a person dealing with health challenges, negative thinking is seen as a serious problem, but the demand to heal forces you to change. There are many healthy people who struggle with negative thinking, but the demand to change may not be that strong. What if you had a step-by-step process that walked you through the steps required to change and simply by your desire you were able to change and control negative thinking?
What if you had learned in the past not to trust yourself and you had a challenge before you? A person in a health challenge needs to trust their deepest inner wisdom, simply so they can heal. If you were led through the same technique that taught them self-trust, with a strong desire you would be able to learn to accept powerful inner resources and be empowered to face your challenges. Trusting your deepest wisdom definitely helps you heal, but you don’t have to be sick to learn real trust.
Controlling negative thinking and developing self-trust are but two examples requiring people to re-condition their mind so new healthy life skills are learned. For those in a health challenge, the result will be better healing, but what about a healthy person needing to simply approach a challenge…can those life skills make it easier to become an active participant in creating their life?
I have seen people avoid struggles just by eliminating dysfunctional past conditioning. By developing conscious life skills, they improved the quality of their life. Illness and disabilities are definitely powerful motivators, but they are not required. I encourage those who are healthy but struggling with dysfunctional past conditioning to re-condition their mind. That can happen when you learn from someone who was forced to change, like a person in a health crisis.
Every person has an inner wisdom, which I call the Wisdom of the Body, but most people are stuck in their past and find it difficult to change. Learn to develop a positive self-image and self-trust and this change becomes a natural thing to do. Unfortunately, unless you are forced to make that change, it seldom happens. Once you know it is possible and connect to inner resources to make it happen…your desire can motivate as powerful as any negative challenge.
Be open to learn from those who had no choice but to change
Marc Lerner, the author of “A Healthy Way to Be Sick” and host of a radio show of the same name can teach you simple techniques to create that change. Go to http://lifeskillsinc.com to learn how to tap powerful inner resources if you are sick, disabled or if you are healthy and want to be your best.
© 2011 Marc Lerner and Life Skills Institute *ML

Author's Bio: 

Marc Lerner is the President of Life Skills Institute and has been working with people in a health struggle since 1982. He is the author of A HEALTHY WAY TO BE SICK, which teaches you how to consciously create yourself in the midst of a health challenge. You can view a mini-copy of this book at: http://ahealthywaytobesick.org He also conducts tele-seminars that lead you through the main techniques of this book, where you will do over 20 experiential techniques on your own to support the main techniques.
Marc has had MS since 1981, is legally blind and in a wheelchair. The idea of a healthy way to be sick reflects a positive spirit during difficult times. If a patient consciously approached the healing process, they would become valuable partners with their doctor. Marc has been working with people in a health crisis for decades and knows that this is a significant resource in a national health plan. Marc has developed simple techniques that transport your consciousness to powerful inner resources which can reduce medical expenses and personal anxiety.
Marc Lerner and Life Skills Institute is open to network with other people dealing with health challenges or any challenge you cannot control. Marc can adapt the Life Skills Approach to meet any challenge. Struggles have one incredible quality; if you approach them consciously, they can force you to grow.