Taking responsibility for our bodies and our health

by Ariana Ray, Dip. Applied Social Studies, CQSW, P.T.A. Safeguarding Professional, Wales, UK

The recent articles on Serge Benhayon in the press are entirely missing the point. The point being – the way we live gives us our illness and disease. I worked as a professional trainer for the NHS when they promoted the ‘Don’t bottle it up campaign’. There is a known correlation between ‘bottling it up’, heart disease and cancer. The NHS promote healthy eating and exercise, giving up smoking, being ‘drink-aware’, even basic safety in the home. Why? Because the way you live gives you the disease you get. 

Serge Benhayon is presenting the need to be responsible for the way you live, in the same way the NHS Health Promotion campaigns have been telling us for years. But people want someone to blame, they do not want to say – ‘I did this’ when the diagnosis of cancer or heart disease arrives. Why can’t we take responsibility for our bodies and our health? If we choose differently we will get different results. As it is, the NHS in the UK understands that it is facing bankruptcy unless people make changes as the care bill is set to exceed anything they have the resources to deal with.

All the sensationalism the media is imposing is just a smoke screen for what truly matters here, in front of our noses, and that is – we can change. In my own life I have proved that, as have so many others. They may mis-quote and confuse, but all the stories they make up just don’t matter.

What matters is taking responsibility for where we are right now, understanding we make our life, our health and our ill-health by the very choices we make in our day. It’s always our choice.

517 thoughts on “Taking responsibility for our bodies and our health

  1. I love how writing a blog like this opens a window for others to write about their experiences in life, it’s a great opportunity for expressing what’s important to be said.

  2. It is a simple equation that if we truly take responsibility for the choices we make in the way we live then this will be reflected in our physical, mental and emotional health.

  3. We keep try shooting messengers but the message has always stayed the same, and it will only be repeated again and again and again until we all get it.

  4. I can’t help but reflect on the many stories of true change in health and wellbeing through self responsibility by people inspired by Universal Medicine, and the state of humanity and the current health crisis, and the irresponsibility of the media to not report accurately on what’s on offer. People everywhere could be turning their health around with the support of Universal Medicine.

  5. ‘The point being – the way we live gives us our illness and disease.’ This is a very poignant blog for me. I clearly see how I’ve lived has made me ill. My body has and is my greatest ally but I’ve mistreated it. Even with my diagnosis I haven’t fully changed how I live. Crazy? But I’ve known how I live has been taking its toil and I’ve found it tricky to make the choices I know I’ve needed. This is changing and though it may not be fast enough there’s no denying choices make a huge difference to one’s health.

  6. We all can change and heal our past – the health care system can support us to do this but ultimately the responsibility for our own health and well-being lies within each and everyone of us equally.

  7. There is world between missing THE point and making a point. (which may not even be true) The problem is that we are not talking about something trivial here but about something that could change our lives for good.

  8. “the way you live gives you the disease you get.” So simple, so direct, so true. However, people do not want to accept this as to do so means they have to look at and take responsibility for their choices when instead they want something or someone to blame and/or fix them.

  9. “Taking responsibility for our bodies and our health” would spare us much as a whole of humanity. Blaming and hoping for change to happen is the worst we can do. The power of change lies in our own hands and in our every choice.

  10. “The NHS promote healthy eating and exercise, giving up smoking, being ‘drink-aware’, even basic safety in the home. Why? Because the way you live gives you the disease you get’. Serge Benhayon is not presenting anything new in regards to lifestyle choices. We have known for decades if not centuries that the way we live provides health or illness. Serge adds a deeper understanding and the energetic foundation of illness.

  11. I feel a bit stuck on something at the moment so good to read “we can change” today. And that it is always our choice.

  12. You only need to enter a hospital – any hospital in the world – and see what is going on for people and to know that we need to majorly take more responsibility when it comes to our body and our health – we have let ourselves go much to far with this.

    1. I agree, and sadly we need not enter the hospital to see how much we have let ourselves go, dis-ease, illness, discontent and discomfort has become the norm.

      1. Very true, our standards of what we accept as “health” have drastically slipped, and we need to firmly address these standards as soon possible.

  13. I was talking to some patients recently and they were talking about their health and the state of the health service. They understood that drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes damages our health and the choice is ours whether we continue to smoke and drink but if we do then we shouldn’t expect the health system to bail us out from the choices we have made. And as we slowly wise up to the damaging effects of smoking and drinking we are seemingly replacing these drugs with another which is the legalization of Marijuana this is going to cause huge health problems which will far outweigh any money the governments will make from it. In just the same way that the effects of smoking and drinking on the NHS far outweigh the tax benefits the government receives from the sale of them. We are just replacing one drug with another but no one is asking the question why do we need these recreational drugs in the first place? What is it about life that people want to escape from?

  14. ‘If we choose differently we will get different results’ we know this so why is it that time and time again we don’t, we repeat the same ill choices over and over addicted to anything that identifies us.

  15. “Why can’t we take responsibility for our bodies and our health? If we choose differently we will get different results.” I find myself back here again and just want to ask the same question!!!! Why can’t we? Why do we make so many excuses? We have to get real and honest before we can put in place any programs that will have lasting change.

  16. Yes I completely agree! We can be the change we want to see in our lives. Health campaigns work really hard to empower the public and share this simple message so why try to spin the story to say anything else?!

  17. “What matters is taking responsibility for where we are right now, understanding we make our life, our health and our ill-health by the very choices we make in our day.” That is so true Ariana and we all have to face this fact even if we do not want to swallow it – we have to live it!

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