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When it comes to physical health, we seem to be taking it more seriously these days.

I see many posts on social media touting the benefits of sea moss, vitamin D, magnesium, as well as a host of other micro nutrients.

But all of this means nothing without a strong personal philosophy intact.

Everyone knows how to recognize when a common cold or flu virus has taken hold of their physical being. But many do not know when their mental health is at risk. They weren’t taught how to decipher the signs.

Seneca talked about putting personal philosophy above all else because that is where bodily health stems from. I tend to agree.

He states:

“Without philosophy the mind is sickly, and the body, too, though it may be very powerful, is strong only as that of a madman or a lunatic is strong. This, then, is the sort of health you should primarily cultivate; the other kind of health comes second, and will involve little effort, if you wish to be well physically.”

Seneca

It doesn’t matter how strong you are physically if you’re mental health is out of alignment.

Ask yourself what is your personal philosophy?

What is it that you live by?

When you answer those questions, turn to observe the quality and color of the thoughts that emanate from this philosophy.

These thoughts have a direct impact on physical health.

“Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.”

James Allen

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