I read a comment on an article about choosing cookware that sometimes you just can’t do everything. The response was that the article on cookware was informational for people who needed it.
I think that we all need to read that everything is about information. It’s not a requirement. We don’t always need to do everything. While we are feeling badly we might need to do more than we would otherwise, but there is no perfect path to health. Health doesn’t come out of an if I do this then this. We can increase our chances of having good health by making healthy choices but there are no guarantees.
Life is a process. Health is also a process. We need to make healthy choices that enrich our lives, not that make them a prison to things we can and cannot do. We can’t live outside the circle of those things we want but have been deemed bad for us. As we make choices, we make the best choices we can at any given time. We can do the most we can, mindfully remembering that we are searching for life, which also requires joy. Any choice that is too hard and feels like it takes the joy away may not be a good choice.
Having said that, that doesn’t mean we should TRY sometimes–just to test our limits of what we can and can’t do!