Roberto pokachinni wrote:
For all pathogen-based diseases, stress can certainly play a role, but I'm talking about people who otherwise lead much healthier lifestyles than I. So the point about looking at the bigger picture is relevant here.
I think that stress is my primary source of getting ill. There are a lot of different things that amount to stress: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Many studies have documented the correlation between stress and illness. So, one major thing that is in our power to do, is to reduce our stress. Do things that make yourself happy, fulfilled, and purposeful.
Many, if not all, traditional cultures associated illness with evil and bad spirits. It is super important to keep our spirits up, even if we are ill, and/or even if we feel that we are not recovering well or fast enough.
Keeping our spirits up is not some airy super-purple idea; it is just a matter of trying ones best to think positively, to pick yourself up, and to not allow stress to the factor that is controlling our health. We are controlling our stress. We are largely if not completely, controlling our health.
I believe that our minds are far more powerful than we commonly believe, and I further believe that the power of positive thinking and affirmations, like prayer and placebo, have a massive potential impact on the health and well being of ourselves and our communities. I'm not saying that this is the magic bullet that kills Covid 19, but it can play a huge role if we affirm within ourselves that we have the ability to heal ourselves.
In that regard, I propose that this song take on that role. It is a sing-a-long round, and is catchy, and it is certainly brought forward wonderfully by this vibrant soul.
So, remember, you got this, relax and do your best to increase your health and wellness, and if you can, do the same for others in any way possible. I can't imagine how many kids are stressed out, and nervous, and scared, and tense right now. Those things can all be helped. We can help them. The same is true of adults.