Consciousness and health have a direct relationship with each other. The bigger the consciousness, the better the health. As you begin to fall sick, your consciousness shrinks. We have almost no other thought or emotion outside of this suffering. We learned from the example of fever in the previous section how our mind collapses, and our attention remains at our body and emotions when the fever increases. To help you recall our learning, the reason we are attracting suffering is because this is how we are turning inward and connecting back to our spirit, which we have ignored by staying in our mind.
As you begin to reverse your suffering by practicing techniques in this section, you shall see your consciousness expanding. This means, becoming more aware of yourself, your tendencies, better acceptance of yourself, better comfort with your past. Better acceptance of your failure. You shall see more insight and more wisdom about yourself.
We classify every problem humanity faces in three categories.
Distress: You may feel void that god is not listening to you or just unhappy with yourself or job or relationships. It does not matter. Issue is you do not feel adequate and contented with where you are. It is distress for us
Disorder: This is a taboo word and you do not like it if we say, each one of us, including you have mental disorder. Once, you know the definition of mental disorder, you will have tendency to discard and call it normal in every life, without knowing how it is already eroding your peace and holds the potential to create massive havoc in your life in future. Why discard when it is so simple now to reverse any disorder and experience real happiness and inner peace within.
Mental disorder is a state where your mind controls your behaviour rather than you controlling or navigating your behaviour. Take any reaction of yours, which you regretted later. That is early sign of mental disorder. This means if you continue to be like this, it will only increase its intensity, periodicity and time interval and destabilise your wellbeing and eventually health.
Disease is simple to understand. It is when something has interrupted smooth functioning of your body. This is result of your repressed emotions and belief. It first started with distress, when could not be contained, became disorder and when mind could not hold it down inside, it revolted and punctured chemistry of your body to bring attention to your own self.
You can know what emotions, events caused you disease just by paying attention to the emotions, your symptoms give you. Take diabetes. So what happens when you have hunger pains? Why do you feel numbness in legs or fatigue?