How Can I Stop Feeling Sick?

The typical response to feeling some form of physically ill is to apply a medical treatment to the body (take an aspirin, use an ice pack, etc). Within this writing I’ll suggest two approaches for ending physical illness that involve no medical treatments whatsoever.

The first approach is to mentally focus on the body. This is not a difficult task to carry out: simply focus, mentally, on the body. Another way to describe this is to inhabit the body.

Most people have a mental focus that takes them into the past or the future, and almost never into the body itself. In this respect they are absent tenants, and as Eckhart Tolle states, when the body is not occupied shady characters — such as illness — can take up residence.

On the other hand when we place our mental focus into the body, when we consciously reside completely within the body, shady characters get forced out. Try focusing for a time on any problem area within the body. For instance, if the stomach seems to be the primary source of body illness mentally focus upon, or observe, the stomach. Don’t attempt to change any stomach response — simply focus upon it.

The reality is each of us is a quite powerful presence, and directing this presence in a particular way — especially when this is done on a consistent basis — can have significant results. This is demonstrated as well by another method for eliminating illness.

When physical illness is observed try engaging in mental dialogue that reinforces health rather than illness. Many people respond to a sensation of illness by affirming the illness in some way or another. I am sick. I am not well. Something is wrong with me. And so on.

Instead of giving a voice to illness, speak instead to health. Make a habit of mentally affirming good health. I am healthy. I am strong. I am well. It may come as a surprise to some people that consistent expressions of good health can, in fact, lead to genuine experiences of good health.

There will no doubt be pessimism that mental activity alone — whether it be focus or affirmations, or a combination of both — can genuinely affect physical health. The reasonable response to this pessimism, I believe, is to give these methods a legitimate effort and then personally judge the results. Carrying these methods out for a time doesn’t require much physical or time investment.

In truth the greatest investment in putting these methods to use is the effort of consistency — using them irregularly will not show optimal results. Is the consistency effort ultimately worth it? I say yes, but don’t take my word for it… try it for yourself and then decide.