Building On Our Expectations, by Steven Salt

In today’s clime, we are barraged by infomercials via the media, social networking, television, radio or the internet on how to stay healthy. Steven Salt, a colleague and a writer, who focuses on health, spirituality and thought, writes about this current topic.  He talks about a paradigm shift that can take place (in each of us) by focusing less on the physical and replacing it with a spiritual expectation of maintaining good health.  Steven shares his spiritual perspective and the results of a 30 year study by the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University that found that there is definitely a positive connection between consciousness, spirituality and health.  Steven acknowledges how prayer can impact our expectation of health by aligning our thought with the healing presence of God.  See what you think after reading this eye opening and insightful article!

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” Mark Twain made that observation years ago when jokingly offering his philosophy on what it takes to stay healthy.  Obviously, his expectations for lasting health were not too high.

 Today we are treated to a similar message through various sources that a disease-free life is practically impossible to maintain without the intervention of diets, drugs, exercise routines, therapies, and more.  With the constant barrage in media to “do this to stay healthy,”  we are accepting a subtle, but relentless sub-message that illness is inevitable.

What are your health prospects?  It is an important question.  If living by a “Murphy’s Law” mentality you are essentially portending anything that can go wrong will happen to you at some point in time adding to a life full of doubt and anxiety.

On the other hand, giving your consent to living a life grounded by spiritual, guiding principles that supersede health uncertainties empowers you to be the expression of wellness.  There is Biblical authority behind having this kind of outlook.  “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org