February 5, 2020

Recently I published a post titled, HEALTH: LIKE A THREE LEGGED STOOL.  The entire post was a synopsis of my forthcoming book titled: 7 LAWS TO YOUR BEST PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH.  Easily Transform Your Life – Everything From Losing Weight to Feeling Better.  Guaranteed.

Surprising to me I got three comments on that post.  One of them said she couldn’t wait to read the book.  Another reader asked me if I could tell what the 7 laws to good health are?  The final comment I received asked me when my book would be ready to purchase.

Today I am going to focus a little on what those 7 laws are.

But first I want to talk about laws in general.  What is a law?  I guess that definition probably varies greatly.  However, I think most of us have a fair idea of what a law is.  We know also that if we break a law (disobey), there are consequences.  Some are more serious than others – depending on which law you broke.

I’ll never forget a song that came out right after Sandra and I got married.  It was actually written in 1959 by Sonny Curtis. It’s been recorded many times in all kinds of music genres.  But the most popular version was recorded in 1966 by The Bobby Fuller Four.  The song got in the top 10 play list for popular music. The title of the song is “I FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON.”  I loved the lyrics and still remember the main ones.  The song starts by saying,  “I’m breaking rocks in the hot sun, I fought the law and the law won, I fought the law and the law won.  I needed money ’cause I had none.  I fought the law and the law won.“

The song tells the story of a man who disobeyed the law and went to prison as a consequence.

I have told young people over and over, “You can’t fight City Hall.”  When you break laws, you generally always lose.

Some laws may be bad laws and maybe need to be changed.  And some laws sometimes are changed. Sometimes that’s harder to do than others.  But it can be done.  Even the laws in our U.S. Constituition can be changed by amendments.

But some laws are immutable.  They can not be changed no matter what we do.  Look at the laws of nature, for example. The law of gravity, the speed of light, the speed of sound, the boiling point of water, the freezing point of water. They are fixed laws; they are permanent.

Then there are just plain old common sense laws that we know better than to break.  If you keep your head under water for too long, you’ll drown.  If you grab a high voltage electric wire, you will be shocked, possibly even die.  It’s just too risky to violate these laws.

Then there are God’s laws – what we sometimes refer to as God’s revealed laws.  We think of the ten commandments God gave to Moses for the good of humankind.  John Adams, one of our founding fathers referred to God as The Great Legislator of the Universe.  God made the greatest laws.  His laws are immutable.

When people break the law, they often try to make excuses.  Sometimes the judge, who is supposed to be an expert at interpreting laws, may let you off the hook, or give you a less severe penalty for your violations.  Maybe there are extenuating circumstances sometimes.

I was telling my granddaughter, Summer, recently that I had only gotten one speeding ticket in my life and that I really didn’t think I deserved it when I got it.  I was traveling at night in a strange area, and I topped a hill and immediately the speed limit reduced to 35 miles per hour down from 55 miles per hour.  There sat a policeman.  He pulled me over and said I was speeding and would have to write me a ticket.

I responded to the policeman by saying that I did not know the area and had no idea the speed limit would drop down that slow so abruptly.  He told me that ignorance of the law was no excuse.  He was right.  I was speeding so I paid the ticket.  It would have cost me too much time to travel back to that little speed-trap town and fight the ticket.

I was listening to a radio program many years ago and the talk show host was interviewing a young man who had written a book about how to beat speeding tickets.  He had self-published the book and had already sold over 100,000 copies at $10.00 each.

The host asked him what was the best way to get out of a speeding ticket.  He told her his favorite excuse was to tell the policeman that he was on his way to the hospital where his sister was having a baby.  The host said, “You mean you just make up a lie”?  He said, “Well, it works every time I’ve used it.”   The host said on air (and I was glad she did) “Interview over. I won’t help promote a book that advocates lying.”  So the host went on to another topic.

Sometimes excuses work. But usually they don’t. We like to rationalize why we do things wrong. That’s particularly true when it comes to the 7 laws of achieving good health.

Don’t get hung up on the number 7.  I could have further subdivided these laws and made the number larger.  Or I could have consolidated some of them and made the number fewer.  And I could have called the different laws something else.  But I think you’ll agree there are definately laws we must live by and obey to achieve our best health.

The book will have detailed explanations about each law. There will be an entire chapter on each one.

I know you’re curious to know what the 7 laws are. Here’s the list:  1- The Law of Desire.  2- The Law of Motive,  3- The Law of Responsibility,  4- The Law of Decision,  5- The Law of Attitude, 6- The Law of Change,  7- The Law of Choice.

Each of these laws is very important. They set the stage for helping you achieve your good health.

We violate the laws of our physical, mental, and spiritual health in many ways.  And when we lose health in one part of our being, it affects the other  two parts as well.  Bad choices in violating these laws become a catalyst for becoming an extremely unhealthy person.

Some of the ways we violate these health rules range from what we eat and put in our bodies, substance abuse, not enough sleep and rest, not enough time with God in prayer and Bible study, not spending enough time with your family, and many other things I’ll write about in the book. All these abuses affect our whole health.

It doesn’t matter how or why we break these laws. It’s usually our own fault, and excuses and rationalization really don’t matter.  Damage is done when we violate common-sense laws to our health.

God Bless You,
Spencer Plumley