Wednesday, January 30, 2019

No such thing as disease

This is another Seth quote that we know is right intellectually, but is really hard to live given the steady barrage of Big Pharma ads!

“It may also strike you, my readers, as quite shocking when I tell you that there is no such thing, basically, as disease.  There are instead only processes.  What you think of as disease is instead the result of an exaggeration or overextension of perfectly normal body processes.  You are not attacked by viruses, for instance, for all kinds of viruses exist normally in the body.  There are no killer viruses, then, but viruses that go beyond their usual bounds.  We will have more to say about such issues later on in the book – for I hope to show you how certain feelings and beliefs do indeed promote health, while others promote an unfortunate extension or exaggeration of perfectly normal bodily processes, or viral activity.
“This means, of course, that you do not fall victim to a disease, or catch a virus, but that for one reason or another your own feelings, thoughts, and beliefs lead you to seek bouts of illness.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session January 28, 1984)

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