Filling out medical forms the other day, I came across these two questions:
- What makes you feel better?
- What makes you feel worse?
These are the quintessential questions, aren’t they? They apply not only to our physical well being, but to our emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well. They empower us to transform the negative into the positive; unhappiness into contentment.
In his book, Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Stress Syndrome, Dr. James L. Wilson offers a similar exercise to determine what contributes to your health and what detracts from it.
He suggests taking a piece of paper, dating it, and drawing a line down the middle. Write the heading “good for me” at the top of the first column; write “bad for me” at the top of the second column. Then let you stream of consciousness pour onto the page in a simple list format.
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Independence is an illusion. Every moment of your life depends upon the kindness of others and a healthy, abundant environment.
Your birth depended upon your parents.
The food you eat depends upon the earthworms that create compost; a flow of raindrops and the warm sun in the sky; the bees that pollinate plants; the farmer that tilled and toiled; the driver that delivered the produce to market; the seller who offered the goods; There’s the shopper, the cook, and the dishwasher too.
There’s all the beings that gave their lives to bring you a meal. The insects and pests killed with synthetic or organic pesticides. The third-world workers drinking in toxic fumes to bring you special, exotic foods. And that’s not even touching upon the actual beings you decide to eat.
The net of interdependence just goes on and on.
Were you to live alone on an island, you would still need water and food to survive. And, due to the winds, you still would not be immune to Fukushima radiation, the great folly of men.
You can’t escape interdependence. It’s foolish to think you are on your own.
There’s not a single thing that blossoms on its own.
So please, never think for a moment that you are independent or separate. Instead, see interdependence. Love one, love all.
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Some seek to dominate the world. I seek to dominate my mind and heart.
“Tertön Sogyal, the Tibetan mystic, said that he was not really impressed by someone who could turn the floor into the ceiling or fire into water. A real miracle, he said, was if someone could liberate just one negative emotion.” – The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
When you conqueror your mind, your perceptions, and your heart, you conqueror the world. Empires come and go. Wisdom lasts forever.
[Yes, this was sparked by all the buzz around the World Domination Summit. It's not a criticism of the event or the organizers. It's simply my take on world domination.]
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