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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Emotional turmoil (and much physical illness as well) is usually a manifestation of our fear that we will not be able to get all of what we need. We are often driven to conform to the prevailing values of our society (even when this is not really in our best interests) in hopes that we can be more secure.

There are, of course, biological factors which may be sufficient to cause illness or contribute to illness.  Even in those instances, however, if we feel insecure or inadequate, these feelings can be made worse by our inability to be what our society values most.  And this is likely to intensify an emotional or physical problem or provide a major obstacle to its resolution.

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