The big ‘What ifs’ I get asked with big eyes regarding our family sailing trip around the world are the very unlikely events. Those 0.124 percent chance of something happening that many insurance policies monetize on: Your boat being split in two by a whale mid-ocean, big storms, one of our family members getting sick with no land in sight etc.
This is where faith kicks in and the ability to self-heal, trust, understand… On this matter, let me share a quote from my Ayurvedic studies with you:
“Western medicine has tried to remove religion from medicine… Ayurveda cannot accept medicine without [faith]. The essence of healing is integration. Faith, love, devotion, the sense of the unity and sacred nature of humanity and all life are missing in modern medicine. These qualities … give the space and the freedom to grow and to see. They create the grace and flow of the cosmic life-force necessary for healing to occur. Without them we are broken and withered inside and our lives have little meaning. Without them the magic, wonder, beauty and purpose in life are taken away. Most of us today are sick because this spiritual meaning is not present in our lives. We are trapped in the tedium and stimulation of the outer world with practically nothing to nourish our hearts.” (D. Frawley)