My Grandmother always said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The problem with prevention though is it isn’t easy to know if it is working. After all, if you engage prevention and then nothing happens, did it work; or was it just never going to happen in the first place? With prevention, there is an element of faith that is required. You have to know that, when you use prevention and nothing happens, that is a good thing.
I learned my lesson about prevention last week on my trip to California. I was getting messages from the Universe that I should take some preventive measures against getting a cold. I had several thoughts about how long it had been since I had a cold and the product Airbourne kept showing up. I didn’t pay attention and took my trip. My souvenir from the trip was a very bad chest cold. The question I have in my mind though is if I had taken precautions would I have realized that it had worked. After all, prevention means stopping something from happening. My unscientific experiment tells me that prevention would have come in handy, but I only know that because I didn’t put it to use.
I learned the hard way that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of gold. Prevention requires a blend of trust and acceptance that whatever you are trying to prevent will not happen. The proof with prevention is absence. Put prevention to use in your life. It requires faith to know that prevention is a wise move, and when nothing happens you can rest easy knowing that it worked.
How could prevention help you in your life?
Live the Day
Today, notice what hasn’t happened because of prevention. As odd as it may seem, when it comes to prevention nothing is a sign that it is working.
I can’t give an endorsement for Airborne since I didn’t use it, but how the product was invented is really interesting. Trust me, I will be using it on my next trip. To find out more about Airborne visit http://www.airbornehealth.com
“Change is ‘rut prevention’.” Peg Wood
“Prevention is better than cure.” Dutch Proverb