The DailyPost Prompt of the day “Shine” for January 9, 2017
It’s a new shift in the self-healing Paradigm. It’s time to Rise & Shine to the notion that we are responsible for our own “good health”.
What we refer to as “Complementary” and “Alternative” to modern medicine, is what our ancestors did “Originally” for thousands of years. This paradigm shift also holds true for our foods, medicines and healthcare.
The ancients knew that food was also their medicine. If there was an ailment, they knew there was a plant nearby that held the cure. Over time and practice they learned what to eat, make into soup, dry and make into tea, or mix with oils and apply to the body. We need to cut away all the fluff and get back to the basics for good health, survival, balance, and peace of mind. When we handle our own health and well-being, a sense of peace, accomplishment, and oneness with nature replaces the true cause of disease… stress.
- Stress from not knowing how old our “fresh vegetables” are that we buy in the store.
- Stress over what unnatural substances our fruits and vegetables may have come in contact with before we feed them to our families.
- Stress from not knowing if an insurance policy, forced upon us, will give us the care and cure we need.
- Stress over an unknown doctor you have to see because they are the designated one your insurance will cover.
It is our duty to take back total responsibility for ourselves and our families.
- Grow our own fruits, vegetables, and herbs where we can.
- Avoid the unnecessary reliance on corrective doctors and unnatural therapies.
- Ignore infomercials for miracle gains of unknown origins.
- Avoid over-processed and nutrient-deprived junk foods.
There are too many unhealthy paths, too many bad choices to choose from, and none of them create happiness, healthiness, or well-being.
I spent many years in the manufacturing industry practicing a Japanese method called Kiazan. Toyota was famous for bringing this mindset into the American view of quality control and scrap reduction. Kiazan translates to “change for the better,” and means to make continuous, gradual improvement, to “make simple.”
So to make things in our hustle-bustle life simple is to stop trying to do things unnaturally. This means accepting things as they are and then accepting things to take time to correct, to change for the better, to become stronger – and to have ownership in the ways and in the means.
This will bring a sense of accomplishment, a sense of pride and ownership in the “job well done.”
By eliminating reliance and dependency on others for things that were always right there within your reach, or that could easily be put there, we will have purged ourselves of unnecessary, obsessive, continuous STRESS.
This accepting what is… and allowing change to happen as it needs to, reminds me of the writings of Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching, verse twenty-two, where he says:
Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused.
Therefore, the wise embrace the one and set an example to all.
Not putting on a display, they shine forth.
Not justifying themselves, they are distinguished.
Not boasting, they receive recognition.
Not bragging, they never falter.
They do not quarrel, so no one quarrels with them.
Therefore, the ancients say, “Yield and overcome.”
Is that an empty saying?
Be really whole,
And all things will come to you.
Join me for a journey into the “mind-body-spirit” connection, and let us understand how they all tie in together and how to better manage and rid ourselves of stress, fear, obsessions, and pain. I will show you how to create a sacred space around yourself to heal from within and to make life more fulfilling, meaningful and joyful.
(An excerpt from TonyD’s and “Simply Cathryn’s” new book, eBook and soon to be audio book: “Finding the Alchemist within – Turning yourself to Gold! – A Journey through the Labyrinth of self-healing.” This book contains 2 Work-Books by )
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