A Heavy Glass of
lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water? " Answers called out ranged from 1/4 pound to a pound.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't
matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it in front of you.”
"If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it
He continued, "And that's the way it is with
stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while
and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."
A similar principle applies to subluxations. The
longer you have subluxations, the worse off your body function becomes. Since this story dealt with stress, it is important to remember that subluxations also decrease your ability to handle stress.
So now, the damage done by stress is increased when you have a subluxation.
Getting checked and adjusted regularly helps minimize the damage done by subluxations and could potentially allow you to better
handle and adapt to all the stress in your life.