DISEASE IS THE CURE!
An Holistic Approach to Healing
By Leonard Burg
There’s an old saying in Holistic Health circles: “The Disease is the Cure”. The pain
and upset of life’s conflicts and challenges makes us pay attention to what we may be
ignoring or even denying and suppressing. On the other hand, we can choose to find the
time and patience to focus and pay attention without being forced to by conditions. In
doing so we can tap into a tremendous, inexhaustible font of healing inner resources. It
is my fervent hope that the reader treats this article and its tenets as a “Working
Hypothesis”, in the spirit of the great Greek philosopher/ mathematician, Euclid.
A Holistic Approach to Development
When an entity does not take the time to live more holistically, the organism’s inner attempt to eliminate
resulting morbific1 matter is blocked; and disease is both the result and the “cure”2.
Whether the “organism” is a human being or an organization the root energy to heal it from conditions
of “dis-ease” is found within it. This energy or life force is always working to evolve and grow the organism, and
does so with much less discomfort when we identify with it and cooperate with it.
Cooperation means feeding the organism what it needs to thrive. This becomes even more critical when
the organism is already weakened to a certain degree by hereditary and/or environmental factors. Given the
“hand we are dealt” we can still strive to function at the healthiest degree possible under the circumstances.
We do this by consciously applying our will to discern what the organism needs, and adopt a “diet”, lifestyle, and
environment that, to the extent possible, nourishes and supports the organism.
When we fail to properly nourish the organism or tune into its inner most needs, it acts on its own to
regain homeostasis. The attendant symptoms of pain and upset make us pay attention to what we otherwise
may have been deaf, dumb and blind to perceive.