>>>>Take the Hint

Take the Hint

“A person will get well when he is tired of being sick”
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Holisitic medicine and philosophy dictates that one must treat the entire person to heal any ill. Ancient philosophies tell us that when a person is ill, it reflects an imbalance somewhere else in their lives. This is a difficult thing to tell a sick client, and even more so when the client is terminal.

Yet, this is true nonetheless. In general, our mind and body tries to tell us when something is wrong subtly. For example the computer guy who no longer has enthusiasm for his work. Whereas he once arose in the morning with fire for his task, he now nods lethargically at the alarm clock.

Since discipline has taught him not to be lazy, he powers through the hints. He next starts to be late and make mistakes in his chosen career. His backups do not run, or the clients fail to get their emails. Still though, he does not realize it. Traffic in the morning gets worse, he crashes his car on the way to work.

If he still does not listen, he may get laid off. During the job search, he may start to deplete his nest egg. Eventually he finds another job but starts to get carpal tunnel syndrome. His hands will no longer work on the task that he is forcing them into. He fears for his family, his health and wellbeing.

Now we reach the crossroads. The consultant must decide whether to continue forcing himself through these pains until worse ones arise, or he can change his life path. Many people keep pushing till the terminal illnesses arise. Others take the hint earlier. Either way, the client now has to deal with mental, physical, and emotional pains.

In the beginning it was only mental, then emotional, now the client has to treat all aspects of the human experience. Part of our work at Perfect Paradox is to bring this person back from the brink. Or even better, to help them change their lives without getting the terminal illness or losing their all or part of their families.

By | 2007-04-02T06:34:30+00:00 April 2nd, 2007|Perspectives|2 Comments


  1. derk April 13, 2007 at 9:18 am - Reply

    dude! I love reading your blogs! I really want to hear how you are doing, and what you’ve been up to in New Mexico.


    P.S. IMUS has penis envy …

  2. perfectparadox April 14, 2007 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Derk Pippen, half Peruvian.

    Did I mention that his name is Derk?

    Step aside for el vato del nuevo.


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