I recently presented at Life West’s Lyceum and before I left I had the opportunity to purchase a few Green Books from the Delts who had them at the registration table.
Admittedly I had never read BJ Palmer’s “The Glory of Going On” from front to back. I had skipped around in a colleagues copy but can now say I have read it and wish to share a few thoughts at a time when these concepts are sorely needed.
A Parting Message
BJ Palmer was an amazing individual.
His dedication, work ethic, resolve and perseverance are unfathomable. The pain and torture he must have felt to watch his profession be destroyed from the cancer within was surely a heavy burden.
So what were his parting words? His last admonishments?
Well, hopefully you have all read the last paragraphs known as the “Sacred Trust”. In it, BJ Palmer was exceedingly clear in what he would have us do.
But what about the previous 252 pages? What is the message that the Developer of our profession gave to us in his last written words?
It’s a late night as I write this post. Recent events in chiropractic politics have me unsettled and in need of stepping away as I gather my thoughts, but if I had to sum up the book in five main themes they would be this and will be expounded upon in coming posts:
- Dedication and Plea: To Chiropractic and Chiropractors
- An Above Down Inside Out Principle of Life
- Specificity in both Detection and Correction of Vertebral Subluxation
- Innate versus Educated Intelligence
- Staying Put: In our Principles, Practice and Politics
That’s it for now.
I don’t want to ruin the ending but I will say this.
There is much Glory in Going On.
However, it does not come automatically. Nor does it come to those that would compromise on our fundamentals.
Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP
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