Medicine frustrates me. For about 5 years I saw every specialist out there and none of it helped me. And what is declared quackery one minute, is later accepted as gospel once the medical machine finally gets up to speed.
Here’s an important article written by a doctor about the very real “leaky gut” which causes a cascade of effects resulting or contributing to all sorts of diseases. Officially it doesn’t exist, except that in reality it does.
It’s such a curious question isn’t it: “Are spiritual people, truly enlightened people, vegetarians?” And the answer is clearly “not necessarily.”
If you look at the great spiritual masters, there’s no common theme with regards to meat eating. Buddha wasn’t rigid about it and said it was OK if you were offered it, the Dalai Lama follows this path and is vegetarian at home but will eat meat if away. Jesus fed the 5000 fish and loaves which he magically produced.
And enlightened master Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, of “I AM THAT” fame, had no issue with meat eating or even smoking. Here’s an excerpt from I AM THAT…
Q: My body influences me deeply. In more than one way my body is my destiny. My character, my moods, the nature of my reactions, my desires and fears — inborn or acquired — they are all based on the body. A little alcohol, some drug or other and all changes. Until the drug wears off I become another man. Continue reading →
Here’s a great quote about the power of commitment, often quoted in part and attributed to Goethe, it turns out it’s actually by William Hutchinson Murray, a Scottish mountaineer and writer…
“But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money… booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. This is an incredibly inspiring and moving 10 minute TEDx talk.
It’s about creating the thing that truly matters, the thing we all want most — happiness. It works because of two BIG reasons…
#1: Good habits make things easy
Habits are just like skills; the more you practice them, the easier it gets. They can be very subtle — as subtle as your regional accent, and powerful… because once you learn something, it becomes automatic, like riding a bike. So good habits make things easy, and that’s the key. Happy Guide gives you the simple and powerful tools to get into good habits and out of bad habits… Continue reading →
The idea of automatic health has been floating around in my mind for a while, so I thought I’d put fingers to keyboard :-)
Everything that works, it seems to me, is based on systems. You know… the Earth goes around the sun in a predictable way and you can look at everything from biochemistry to business to electronics to whatever, to see it’s all systems…
What you want, what we all want… is simply to feel good. Everything you do, you do for one reason only — to have a good feeling. And the fact is, what we’re doing as a whole, doesn’t have that outcome. The system just ain’t working…
“I have self-esteem issues that stem right back to childhood and the relationship I had with my father. He would tell me I am useless quite regularly and I guess that has stayed with me through life. And with my wife leaving, I think it blew the lid off issues that were hidden behind a cloud of depression. All sorts of distressing feelings and thoughts are bombarding my mind. Feeling I must be different, not good enough to live etc. I am trying to use your system in Happy Guide to win the battle over these thoughts.”
Is it true that you’re useless? It’s good to ponder that for as long as it takes to see it’s a lie. Most times these are projections from the parent of their own failings, lashing out when stressed or frustrated at their kids. And then of course it becomes habit, as everything does when repeated… Continue reading →