One of the most significant, positive, life-changing things I ever did was say yes to my health. I routinely encourage my clients to do the same. But what does it mean?
Saying yes is the ultimate commitment. It means agreeing and acknowledging that your health is important. When you say yes to your health, you make wellness a priority in your conscious thoughts and daily actions.When you say yes to your health, you make wellness a priority in your conscious thoughts and daily actions.Click To Tweet
The bottom line is, when you say yes to your health, you confirm your personal commitment to continuous physical, mental, and spiritual improvement.
Why does saying yes matter?
Yes fights fear. Saying yes to your health is the single best way I know to counteract the fear-based nature of healthcare. It allows you to burst the negative fear-based bubble and open to appreciation and non-judgment, which form a foundation for lasting change.
The word “yes” is by nature inclusive. It opens up the possibility of accessing creative, innovative tools and techniques that can be beyond valuable when your health is concerned.
I learned from one of my favorite authors and creative healers, Vince Gowmon, that when you cultivate positive thinking and curiosity, you embody the spirit of “yes-and” in your life. And that single act puts you well on your way on your healing journey. Adopting a yes-and attitude toward your health can help you feel better fast.Adopting a yes-and attitude toward your health can help you feel better fast. Click To Tweet
Embody the Spirit of Yes-AND for Your Health
Here’s what Gowmon has to say about embodying the spirit of yes-and in your life.
Gowmon observes that a key component of the healing process is letting go of resistance and aligning fully with our higher self and all of life. This holistic alignment is necessary if we want to make lasting, positive, changes of any kind– health-related or otherwise.
We tend to resist what we fear. Appreciation holds the key to releasing resistance–and therefore, overcoming fear. According to Gowmon:
appreciating the here and now of our life slows us down and grounds us into our body. It takes us away from fight and flight, away from … those circumstances that are uncomfortable.
By embracing appreciation, Gowmon says we can:
…look more deeply into what life is presenting to us and recognize that within every circumstance there is an opportunity to grow, learn and expand in new ways.
This is especially useful when our health concerns are chronic in nature, rooted in stress, and/or have less-than-stellar prognoses. Appreciation opens a doorway to a new perspective, so we can look at our health in a different light.
When we no longer resist life circumstances and instead start looking for things to appreciate in them, we open to the gifts they have to offer. ~Vince Gowmon
While the act of gaining a new perspective can be healing, in and of itself, it’s actually part of a larger process. Gowmon envisions the over-all healing process as acknowledging, appreciating, and accepting our health-related circumstances as they are, and then building upon them in creative ways.
We can begin the healing process by asking one of my own favorite, powerful questions, “What else can I do for my health?”
Working with a health coach may benefit you if you feel like your health concerns aren’t being heard by your healthcare professionals, which can make it difficult to find that place of appreciation and healing.
Ultimately, saying yes to your health and living in the spirit of yes-and (Vince Gowmon style) makes creating positive, lasting, health changes easier.
So, when it comes to our health, let’s all get in the habit of saying: “YES… and… what else can I do to feel better?”
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Last updated: 6-20-2020