The following story was written by Dan Lemberger, Doctor of Chiropractic:
Once upon a time, there were three wise men. These three men were given the chore of safeguarding
health from people who sought to interfere with it. They pondered: ‘Where to place a person’s health, so
that it would be safe.’ All three of the wise men knew how important health was to each individual.
The first wise man spoke first; “I know the perfect place to hide health so that it will be safe. We shall
place it on the tallest mountain so that no person will be able to find it. There, health shall be best placed.”
The second wise man thought on this for a moment, and then said: “I think the best place to place health
is at the bottom of the deepest sea. No one will be able to mess with health there.”
The third and wisest of the three men took all of this in. He sat there for a few minutes and said, “You are
both mistaken. One day someone will climb that high mountain and spoil health. That will not be a good
place to put health. Moreover, one day, someone will invent a great machine that will reach the bottom of
our deepest seas and oceans. I know the perfect place where people will be least likely to look for their
health.” The other two looked at the third. They asked, “Where?” “Within each person shall health be
placed. There, they are least likely to look.”-
Although this is just a fairy tale, many people do not know that their health comes from within them.
Many think they can find health outside of them. If health came in a bottle, there would be a shortage of
bottles in the world. There are many influences on health but ultimately health’s expression must be from
the inside of you.
Health is an interesting paradox. It is probably one of the most desired possessions in the world. Yet, it is
also one of the least understood. If you were to ask anyone if they wanted to possess health, they would
definitely answer “yes”.
However, if you were to ask the same person to give you a definition of health or tell you what it means
to be healthy, they would probably say they had never put any thought to the subject before. Eventually,
you would get an answer something like, “health means that you feel good”.
This is the concept of health to most people– feeling good. Yet, there are many people who feel very good
right now, who are very sick. Some of them will die in the very near future . . . perhaps quite suddenly . . .
and we will all be shocked because poor old Bill was “feeling so good” just yesterday. There must be
more to being healthy than just feeling good.
Actually, if you were to look up the word health in the dictionary, you would find it is defined as,
“wholeness; a condition in which all the parts are functioning properly”. Dorland’s dictionary gives the
most interesting definition of all; “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being,
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This means there is much more to being health than
simply feeling good. Although how you feel is a part of your health, it is only a part of the full picture.
With less tension on your spine and nerve system you are better able to express your true inner state of
being-health and wellness. When you are whole, you are healthy; your wholeness can only come from
one place – within you.
Can you envision what a different world this would be, if people were to stop seeking outside of
themselves in the quest for health? Imagine searching your entire life for the secret to health and the entire time, it was inside of you, waiting to be released. Sadly, this is the case for millions, who will seek incessantly for the next pill that will finally restore their vitality. Fortunately for you, you have come to understand, or are at least beginning to see, the folly in that thinking. That search is futile. It is a mirage in a vast and dry
Hope comes when one understands the source of true health and healing. Your hope…your ability to heal,
lies within. We simply enable that healing to be released by detecting and correcting subluxations within
your nervous system.
Please, take the time to share this hope with the ones that have been placed in your path.