Don't Dis My Ease

Published on 6 June 2023 at 05:41

Hey, I'd like to talk to you about the idea of disease. What does it mean to have a disease? How can we live with ease again? These are some of the questions I want to explore with you today.


First of all, let's define what disease is. According to the OxfordDictionaries, disease is "a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that has a known cause and a distinctive group of symptoms, signs, or anatomical changes". It can also be "a particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people". So disease can affect any living thing, and it can be physical or mental.


But where does disease come from? How does it affect us? And how can we prevent or treat it? These are some of the questions that scientists, doctors, and philosophers have been trying to answer for centuries. One way to approach these questions is to look at the history and origin of the word disease.


According to Merriam-Webster, the word disease comes from the Middle English word disese, which means "lack of ease; inconvenience". It is derived from the Old French word desaise, which means "lack of ease". The prefix des- means "reversal", and the word aise means "ease". So disease literally means "reversal of ease".


This implies that disease is something that disturbs our natural state of well-being and harmony. It is something that causes us discomfort, pain, suffering, or distress. It is something that prevents us from living with ease.


But what does it mean to live with ease? How can we achieve this state of well-being and harmony? This is where different perspectives and beliefs come into play. Some people may think that living with ease means being healthy, wealthy, happy, and free. Others may think that living with ease means being at peace with oneself, others, and the universe. Others may think that living with ease means following a certain path, religion, or philosophy.


One interesting perspective that I found on is that living with ease means being free from dis-ease. Dis-ease is a term that refers to "the state of being out of alignment with one's true nature". It is not the same as disease, although disease can be a manifestation of dis-ease. Dis-ease can also be emotional, mental, spiritual, or social.


According to this perspective, dis-ease is caused by ignorance, attachment, aversion, fear, anger, greed, or ego. These are some of the factors that create disharmony and imbalance in our lives. To overcome dis-ease, we need to cultivate awareness, compassion, wisdom, love, generosity, and humility. These are some of the qualities that create harmony and balance in our lives.


So what do you think? Do you agree with this perspective? Do you have a different one? How do you define disease and dis-ease? How do you live with ease? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this topic. Let's get discussing. :) Feel free to leave a comment below or contact me through my website. Thanks for reading and stay healthy!

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