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2022.04.04 the law of life


title: Book Club Notes on "The Law Of Life: Healing from Disease, Depression, and Damaged Relationships" posted: 2022-04-04 updated: 2022-04-18 author: Kenny Robinson, @almostengr keywords: law of life, book club, healthy living, relationships


Was invited to participate in a book club discussion about the book titled "The Law of Life: Healing from Disease, Depression, and Damaged Relationships" by Mark Sandoval. Below are some of the discussion notes and thoughts that I had from the book club session and from reading the book. As I read and the club meets, the notes here will be updated accordingly.

Chapter 1 - Understanding The Cuase of Disease

  • When looking a a tree, the source of the problems start with the roots and soil of the tree. Thus cutting off the fruit or leaves of the tree will not fix the problem since the tree gets nutrients from the soil.
  • disease and other dysfunction in the body usually originate with sin and disobeying; as we were going through this meeting, the saying "Disease is caused by dis-ease", which was a phrase that I heard in a sermon years ago
  • Proverbs 26:2 - if you get to the root cause, then you will eliminate the problem
  • primary and secondary... when you are a second hand smoker, you can still get lung cancer, although you were not the one actually smoking the cigarette
  • Health is a road. The symptoms are the shoulder, disease is the ditch, and death is beyond the embankment
  • Men hate going to the doctor because of the "Pride Line". Pride can get you into some bad situations as delaying to resolve issues, means that you can get to the point of no return "If men dealt with relationships like the way they deal with cars and women dealt with their cars like they do with their relationships, then things would be better". When it comes to it, when attempting to diagnose car issues, the resolution to the problem are fairly straighforward. When it comes to relationships, the resolution to a problem is not always as straightfoward because of the other person that you are working through that issue with.
  • Conflict within the body exists when the mind and spirit do not agree.

Chapter 2 - Learning From My Needs

  • The wrong inputs to a system (i.e. CO2 into lungs) can cause harm to the system even when the system is operating the way it was designed
  • The Spirit controls every thing

Chapter 3 - Deceptions of Love

  • We always want to receive more
  • When there is a loss, we feel like a slave and less to others
  • human love - give to receive. The expectation is that you give love, that you ideally will receive love in return
  • Giving to receive is a problem, because we are investing into others, but others may not be willing to invest in us. This results in an imbalance and thus resentment (or bitterness)
  • Be mindful of the reality that others have. The truth can be hard to accept
  • We do not want to acknowledge that we are committing sins because we do not want to admit that we are doing wrong. However, when the worse gets worse, it is usually then when we decide to correct and get on the right track.

Chapter 15

8 Laws of Health

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Pure Water
  • Sunlight
  • Temperance
  • Fresh Air
  • Rest
  • Trust