I know many of these people. They seem to take
their health for granted, or at least not even think about
it at all. To them, life is about doing what they
want, when they want to do it, whether that be eating
foods that aren't at all healthy, commit acts that put
them at great risk, or simply neglect themselves and allow
their bodies to fall into a state of disrepair. And
then, when things get bad enough, they expect medical
professionals to be able to perform miracles by instantly
bringing them back to good health with a simple
prescription or procedure.
I've seen scrambled eggs, though, and I know that they
can't go back into the shell. They've been changed
so much that they no longer would fit, and they're no
longer liquid, anyway. And besides, the shell is
broken--it had to be to be able to scramble the eggs,
I love Dorothy's analogy, because I think it's the best
one I've seen on this topic. The only weakness in it
is that the human body, once turned into a scrambled egg,
actually can be brought back to a state of good
health--it's just that the doctors and nurses can't do
that. It's something that has to come from us,
ourselves. And that's really good news, but I think that
Dorothy's point is quite simple--don't scramble the egg in
the first place. Take care of your body.
Maintain its integrity, and maintain its health. You
have a great gift that you use each day, to see and to
feel and to function in this world, and if you abuse it,
it will deteriorate; its level of functionality will
decline and diminish.
How can our spirits sing if our bodies feel awful?
Not taking care of our bodies tends to be a sign of
something else going on with our spirits and our minds, so
please make sure that you take care of all three, for life
is too short to go through it feeling awful. You
have a great gift in that body of yours, so please don't
expect doctors and nurses to be able to reverse any damage
that you may be doing. After all, it's much easier
to maintain something in a healthy state than it is to
return it to a healthy state.