As odd as it may seem, detoxing and embracing a healthier lifestyle is a similar sensation to this phenomenon. On the surface it may seem to many that this is a superficial effort, aimed at appearance and the praise of others. But true healing of the body is in full connection with healing of the soul. The same tolerance you may have had for wrongs done against you, you have for wrongs you have done against your own body. I may have had boils, and acne, and felt uncomfortable with my inflammation, but I accepted that. Wasn’t that just the way it was? Wasn’t medication the answer everyone went for? Why should I eat anything other than the food at the restaurants that were surrounding me? If the FDA approved something as safe, why wouldn’t it be? Likewise, I pulled away and saw new truths. Anger arose in me about doctors that had endlessly prescribed antibiotics, or companies who had taken hundreds of dollars from me to seep chemicals into my body. Laying this aside, I have been able to heal, and am still healing both physically and spiritually every day.
Healing is real. You can always improve, not matter how desperately you feel dragged down by the devastation of the world. There is beauty in this world, and when you do your best to bring it out of yourself, that beauty will be called to you in return. Do not accept something just because it has been given to you. Do not despair that the world is ugly. You hold the power to reshape your own world.