"We do not create music; we only create the conditions so that she can appear."

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By Darren Cawley | Mindset

Nov 18

Good Health Like Good Music Comes With Hard Work

This quote troubles me. Is it counterintuitive or is it a spectacular way of thinking about music. 

It feels like the truest thing ever said about music but yet I don't understand it.

Could we look at health & wellbeing in a similar light?

I am begining to believe that we do not create good health nor do we create bad health. What we do have is the ability to create the conditions for either one or the other to exist.

Do you feel a truth in this?

The more I read it the more I sense something in it. We live in a world where non-communicable disease rules. These are disease that are not transmissible directly from one person to another such as most heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, kidney disease. The state of our health i.e. if we eat unhealthy food, drink alcohol, smoke, get no exercise are all identifiable contributory factors in becoming ill to these types of disease. 

Science knows this, we know this, I know this, therefore we have the power to create the conditions for our own health. 

This being said, why did I eat a pizza at 9am followed by a chocolate dessert? This is not conducive to good health. I have a Masters in Health Promotion so I know this and yet I occasionally do just that. Why do I regularly eat food non-conducive to health when organic fruit and vegetables are readily available? 

Maybe life is a little different to music, I know I can eat healthily and live a long life but maybe a lesser life in terms of the perceived pleasures I may have to forgo. On the other hand I can eat very unhealthily, maybe live a shorter live but one filled with more moments of pleasure.

It is a struggle I deal with regularly. Long term health with more discipline. Or maybe a shorter life with more of lifes pleasures.

It's obvious to most that balance is the key.

The people who get it right are the ones with good health and a smile on their face.

Wherever on the 'health spectrum' you feel you are you must accept that you created the conditions for the song being played within your body. 

Remember, how well you play will manifest for all to see; on the state of your health.


About the Author

Darren is an inspirational speaker offering real life advice and guidance. He has a Degree in Sports and an MA in Health Promotion. Couple this with 1,800 hospital sessions and 2 transplants, due to Kidney disease, and you see his impact as a speaker and educator. Darren's skill is in improving the lives of those who suffer adversity and creating positive change within the healthcare industry.

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