Everything happens for a reason, nothing happens by chance.
Everything that happens, happens because of something you did in the past.
If you trip over a rock and fall down, you didn’t fall down for no reason, you fell because you tripped over a rock.
You tripped over a rock because you weren’t paying attention to where you were walking.
You weren’t paying attention because you were distracted by your smartphone.
All things have a cause.
If you become an alcoholic it’s because you drank alcohol.
If you become diabetic it’s because you ate sugar.
No disease just develops out of the blue.
Disease develops because of something you did to yourself.
Disease develops because you did not act in accordance with the laws of nature.
You cause your own disease.
Because you cause your own disease, you can cure your own disease.
But this knowledge is hard to hear.
Why is it so hard to hear?
Because this knowledge places responsibility for your ailments directly on your own shoulders.
If you say that diabetes runs in your family, it absolves you of any responsibility for your ailment.
You get to keep eating the sugary foods and pretending that it wasn’t you who caused your own illness.
Nothing is your fault and you get to be a perpetual victim of circumstance.
98 out of every 100 people refuse to take responsibility for themselves.
They prefer to be sick and displace responsibility, than to take responsibility and get well.
That is why fitness pros, the 2 out of every 100 who take responsibility, often wonder how we can help friends and family who refuse to help themselves.
To us, it is very easy to accept responsibility and work to fix the problem.
To them, it is an entirely alien concept.
They have long ago given up any concept of self-reliance or self-responsibility.
They have given the blame squarely to the boogeymen of “genetics” or “family history.”
When you do speak up and give them a cold hard dose of reality, they ignore it or they actively get angry.
So how do we help friends and family?
There is only one way we can help people who refuse to help themselves.
There is only one way we can help people who refuse to accept that things happen for a reason.
There is only one way we can help people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own lives.
We help ourselves.
We have to be a role model of physical health and success.
That is all we can do.
Eventually our health and success will inspire in them a change.
When that inspiration to change comes, they will come calling on you for advice.
They will never accept unsolicited advice, they will only accept advice they asked for.
The only way they will ever ask you for advice is if you are the model of health and success.
Be the model of health and success.
Help everyone else by first helping yourself.
Take ultimate responsibility for your life and your health.
Never displace responsibility for your health to doctors or to governments.
Everything you do will cause a reaction.
Nothing is outside of your control.
Before asking them to take responsibility you must first take total responsibility for yourself.
If you are not the model of health, success, and responsibility, then all you are is a hypocrite.
And even if you are the model of health, if you give them unsolicited advice you will cause only anger.
Advice given that was not asked for will not be received kindly.
This is why we have to hide the ancient knowledge of health and wellness.
Not because we are cruel and wish to keep this knowledge for ourselves.
Rather, because we know the ancient secret of human health and wellness…
“Seek and ye shall find.”
But first ye must seek.
What this means for you…
If you are the role model of health, wealth, and success, and if they actually want to change, they will come to you as their guiding light.
In the meantime, all you can do is turn the light on and wait for those lost in the dark to come and find you.
If they want to find you, they will.
If they don’t want to find you, nothing can be done.
If you give them the light before they are ready, they will be angry.
People will defend their vices until they’re ready to overcome them.
In the meantime, they will be lost in the darkness…
Because they want to be.
Your job is to guard the ancient secret of health and wellness so that it never becomes lost to those who seek it.
Your job is to always be the light.
Once you are the light, never again can you descend into the darkness.
If you do, the light will be lost.
You are a light-keeper.
When they are ready to seek, they will find you by your guiding light.
Until next time.