Ig­no­rance In The Is­sue Of Health Main­te­nance (4)

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - HEALTH - By Ba­batunde Ayo Vaughan

AS I wrote in the last ar­ti­cle psy­chogenic dis­eases are dis­eases, which may man­i­fest as dis­eases of the body, but whose ori­gin may be in the mind. Such dis­eases like can­cer, ul­cer, skin dis­eases, di­ges­tive prob­lems and asthma could ac­tu­ally be psy­chogenic. In other words, the way the mind of an in­di­vid­ual has been per­pet­u­ally pro­grammed may ac­tu­ally lead to any of these dis­eases.

Dis­eases are usu­ally or­ganic dys­func­tions and there is a way an in­di­vid­ual’s mind can be con­di­tioned to at­tack his own or­gans and as I was try­ing to bring to at­ten­tion, in the last write-up, these days of psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare when the weapons of neg­a­tive emo­tions such as fear, anger and so on are freely used, ig­no­rant hu­man­ity does not know how the wicked sec­tion of hu­man­ity traps the in­di­vid­ual with any of the neg­a­tive emo­tions to de­stroy him.

The rule of ‘Pre­ven­tion Is Bet­ter Than Cure’ equally ap­plies crit­i­cally in this sit­u­a­tion. How it ap­plies here is that the in- di­vid­ual must not only un­der­stand and de­velop the virtue of self-con­trol, he must be in­tel­li­gently dis­cern­ing enough to know who is at­tempt­ing to ma­nip­u­late his emo­tions and dis­tance him­self from such a per­son or en­vi­ron­ment. There is no wis­dom in try­ing to re­sist if you can help it. They ac­tu­ally want you to re­sist it and af­ter suc­ceed­ing in turn­ing you into a fool by re­sist­ing them, they pour fire on the re­sult they have got to be­gin to con­trol your emo­tion un­til they bring you to a level of in­ca­pac­i­ta­tion.

This is how the prin­ci­ple of psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare is a bizarre phe­nom­e­non and as I was try­ing to prove it to you in my pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cle, those who have a sci­en­tific un­der­stand­ing of how it op­er­ates will tell you that it ex­plains how the con­cept of witch­craft works.

The Way, psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare has been a cul­ture in the so­ci­ety of man to­day, could be akin to the open ac­cep­tance of the prac­tice of witch­craft with most peo­ple ig­no­rant of this de­vel­op­ment. It is well em­bed­ded in the so­cial prac­tices of ‘Keep­ing Up With The Jonesses’ and ‘The Rat Race’ of un­healthy ri­val­ries.

Psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare is usu­ally about the ten­dency to arouse the an­i­mal­is­tic in­stinct in man. Those who do this try to turn you into Guinea Pig and ex­per­i­ment with your think­ing and feel­ings, so, it is not un­com­mon to see them at­tempt­ing in an adeptly mis­chievous man­ner to pro­voke you to anger or in­cite you to jeal­ousy and bit­ter­ness to in­duce fear in you, cre­ate frus­tra­tion and des­per­a­tions, make you feel in­fe­rior and sit back with plea­sure to see how you are go­ing to han­dle the dis­tress­ing sit­u­a­tion they have caused.

Of course, if you are fool­ish, they will get the re­sult they want. The an­i­mal in you will be ac­ti­vated. That is what fear, anger, jeal­ousy, frus­tra­tion, envy are all about. They are the re­sults of cer­tain chem­i­cal re­ac­tions in your body. These chem­i­cals are poi­son. They foul your body with toxic waste that even­tu­ally must take its toll on your body in the form of ill-health. Hy­per­ten­sion in it­self is a prom­i­nent dis­ease in this re­spect.

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