“I trust all’s well and good…”
It’s a phrase I use frequently. But thought I’d muse on it’s value.
It’s not a question, although it’s said with a questioning tone. It’s an assumption that, at route, there is the essence of “wellness” and a trace of “goodness”. I guess the reason for saying the phrase is for us to remember and celebrate any wellness and goodness that might need kindling.
OK we’re not all well, far from it, and alas we’re not all good!
But we are relatively good and well, aren’t we?
Physically / Chemically:
We are ‘naturally’ balancing good and bad daily. Creating new cells and removing bad cells regularly. Taking in the healthy ‘stuffs’ as well as the less wholesome. Externally, we remove dead cells and encourage new cell turnover daily. Many of the body’s cells are programmed to die at a prescribed time. For example, some red blood cells are programmed to die after 120 days of service, some white blood cells die after only a few days. Dead cells may continue to flow through the body’s bloodstream or collect in various organs. Bad cells also enter the bloodstream after a trauma or infection. However, these may be removed through medical intervention.
Dead cells are eventually eliminated in a number of ways. Healthy input is important. The health and strength of our immune system is key. In various ways our immune system processes the body’s dead cells, parts of which may be reused. Material from dead cells also makes up part of our solid output. (“That’s nice dear”)
Mentally / Spiritually:
We are ‘naturally’ experiencing new images, assumptions and motivations regularly (IAMs).
We perceive and entertain new ideas and ignore other perspectives daily. We forgo things not needed and inbibe others. We ignore and deny seemingly unhelpful notions and seek and collect stimulating experiences. Selective enter/infotainment is worthwhile.
However, some collected new ideas and notions are not so easily assimilated. Ideas seem to build up, sometimes helpfully reinforcing our perspective in a healthy creative way, sometimes unhelpful notions and emotions clog, simmer and are not easily forgotten.
Humm… I wonder what mentally acts as an “immune system” for all the ‘stuff’ we take on board?
Understanding and Faith?
Recognition that there are alternatives to the ways we react to pleasure or pain?
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. Martin Luther
The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. Steve Jobs
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mahatma Gandhi
A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. Friedrich Nietzsche
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. Victor Hugo
Are we well and good? Depends how you look at it, i guess… ?