Science of Being Well PDF
Published over 100 years ago in 1910, The Science of Being Well could be said to be “new thought” pioneer and inspirational author Wallace Delois Wattles prescription for obtaining optimal health and wellness.
A book many modern medical doctors should read.
One hundred years ago I doubt Wattles knew much about what is now called epigenetics and how things “above” and outside your genetics including your thoughts and attitudes can play a role in your health but amazingly some of the most cutting-edge health improvement concepts of today can be found in this tiny and humble little book written so long ago.
I wonder if the world might have been a different place if the ideas on healthy “thinking” contained within this book might have been embraced a little more.
Wallace Delois WattlesSome selected excerpts from the book:
“The perfectly natural performance of function results from the natural action of the Principle of Life. There is a Principle of Life in the universe; it is the One Living Substance from which all things are made. This Living Substance permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe; it is in and through all things, like a very refined and diffusible ether. All life comes from it; its life is all the life there is.”
“Faith, personally applied, cures; and no matter how great the faith or how persistent the thought, it will not cure him without personal application. The Science of Being Well, then, includes the two fields of thought and action. To be well is not enough that man should merely think in a Certain Way; he must apply his thought to himself, and he must express and externalize it in his outward life by acting in the same way that he thinks.”
“Whenever food is needed, and can be used, there is hunger; and whenever there is hunger it is time to eat. When there is no hunger it is unnatural and wrong to eat, no matter how great may appear to be the need for food. Even if you are in a condition of apparent starvation, with great emaciation, if there is no hunger you may know that food cannot be used, and it will be unnatural and wrong for you to eat.”
“Never think of the ways in which weak or sickly people do things; always think of the way strong people do things. Spend your leisure time in thinking about the Strong Way, until you have a good conception of it; and always think of yourself in connection with the Strong Way of Doing Things. This is what I mean by having a Conception of Health.”