18. The Law Of Development
The development of all or any parts of the living organism is measured in direct proportion to the amount of vital forces and nutritive materials which are directed to it and brought to bear upon it.
Basically this means that the organs, systems and all body parts develop in proportion as they are constructively exercised. Development is achieved through constructive effort. There are three factors which determine vital capacity: size, flexibility, and force; these three elements are interrelated, and, when employed most intelligently, facilitate development most constructively. Therefore, physical development requiring the qualities of strength, endurance, skill, speed, grace or dexterity in their exercise, are limited by our vital capacity. More intensive employment of any of these qualities in our activities will produce greater development in that aspect of our being.
Moderate employment produces moderate results. No at all in time allows atrophy to take place. Energy and a particular physical quality exists only to the degree that it is used, and if not used, it will be lost only to be regained up trio a certain point whereby atrophy has not developed beyond an irreversible stage.
Irreversibility is always tragic, and yet it is inevitable where the body has been damaged or allowed to atrophy beyond the point of recovery. Fortunately, for most of us, this degree of irreversibility is preceded by many warning signs in the form of crises and dysfunctions all along the way. The tragedy lies in our ignorance of the laws of life and how many of us suffer from our ignorance of these laws, largely brought on by a commercially-oriented society that often deliberately miseducates us or fails to properly educate us, mainly from its own lack of education or pernicious self-interest, in order to exploit and control us.
The more we learn how to take control of our own lives and take that control away from those who seek to control us out of their own fear and ignorance, the more we will be able to take responsibility intelligently for our own actions, improve our self-awareness as individuals and as a body of like-minded people, and change our degenerating conditions into a constructive force capable of controlling our own destinies within the guidelines set forth by nature and her laws. Somewhere there is written a quote which reads: “Don’t stand by and watch the future happen to you. Go out and shape it yourself.” We are the designers and builders of tomorrow’s world, and what we do today and everyday will determine what we will have to bring tomorrow. As Life Scientists we have the tools nature has provided for us to build a better tomorrow day by day. Another principle which is of worthy consideration states: “out with the old and in with the new,” and this begins within ourselves.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Nature’s Laws For Healthful Living
- 3. The Law Of Order
- 4. The Law Of Action
- 5. The Law Of Power
- 6. The Law Of Compensation
- 7. The Law Of Selective Elimination
- 8. The Law Of Vital Accommodation
- 9. The Law Of Dual Effects
- 10. The Law Of Utilization
- 11. The Law Of Special Economy
- 12. The Law Of Conservation
- 13. The Law Of Vital Distribution
- 14. The Law Of Quality Selection
- 15. The Law Of Peristaltic Action
- 16. The Law Of Limitation
- 17. The Law Of The Minimum
- 18. The Law Of Development
- 19. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Vital Force By Dr. Robert Walter
- Article #2: The Laws of Life By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton