Why we should start to ask why, again.
Did you notice when you stopped asking “why”?
As children, we ask why to everything. We’re naturally curious and want to learn, so we seek to find out the answers from those more knowledgeable, ie our parents. We keep asking and keep asking why to such a degree that eventually we stop. We learn that it annoys our parents, grandparents, teachers that they get impatient or annoyed and we learn it’s not safe to ask why.
And I understand. It’s hard to answer a straightforward question when we don’t know the answer.
But rather than just accept, should we start asking “why” again?
I think we’re so overwhelmed by stress, and become numb to the sheer amount of illness, disease, and unfulfillment.
We’ve forgotten it’s not normal to be ill. It’s very common, but not normal. Boundless energy, vitality, and strength should be the norm.
But we’re not stopping to ask, why is it that so many kids are not bursting with energy and health?
Why is it that obesity is on the rise?
Of course, there are some simplistic answers – and it’s perhaps easier to blame too much sugar, not enough exercise etc. But when we stop to look for the real answers we need to go much deeper. Good health is so much more than about diet and exercise. As important as they are, what we eat and how much we move our bodies, is dependent on much deeper choices. Our values, goals, purpose, beliefs, and what we choose to focus on, all dictate our habits and behaviours. We can all “be good” for a couple weeks, and follow the rules of eating less and exercising more, but willpower alone doesn’t work. Because underneath all that, is where the real work is. We need to understand why people do what they do, to get to why they feel the way they feel.
Why is it they haven’t found a cure for cancer yet?
With cancer increasing every year, the focus continues to be on finding a cure, not prevention. While it is known that lifestyle factors are involved in most cancers, recommended treatment, advice and interventions from doctors focus on surgery and drugs, not in educating patients about how cancer may have developed. Sure, it’s much easier to blame “bad luck” or environment but what if people could truly understand, then it might help recovery and prevent its return.
So if we changed our focus a little, maybe a good question to ask might be, why does the cancer industry not educate people in simple and meaningful ways to prevent cancer?
In my clinic, clients often come in with a shoulder problem, digestive problem, sore muscles, back pain, etc. All presenting with “this is my problem”, looking for it to be fixed as if it’s external to them. But what I love about Kinesiology is that as we start to search for some clues, we get to what’s underneath those problems. The stress, the habits, the unconscious beliefs that run our lives – the real stuff.
Questions control what you focus on. And asking why, and not just accepting surface answers, can set you free. Because that’s what the truth does.
I believe that Systematic Kinesiology offers people an amazingly safe, kind, nurturing way to help us understand why it is we feel the way we feel. To get to the truth about health. When someone starts treatment, we look to identify what is out of balance and seek the reason why. We ask why IS the digestive system out of balance? Why does someone have low stomach acid (is it a structural, chemistry or emotional stress reasons)? By always seeking the find the why, it helps with the eventual results, since we are aware of what to treat for long last results. Clients then understand better and become more aware of how their body works.
It starts with becoming self-aware, because once you know what to look for you’re empowered. It re-opens our natural curiosity we once had as a child.
And I think we should be curious, and get interested in why again. Because if we don’t challenge what’s “normal”, and stop asking why, we stay stuck, in fear any also lose out to uncovering deeper insights. Re-developing our inquisitive nature will lead us to not only better answers, but in the long-term, better success.