Health from Within

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ on Radio X from 09 June 2014

I’m Tom Meyers Osteopath and Stress Coach for Body & Mind and welcome to another episode of Health Matters.

‘The world is a chewing gum: it takes the shape of your teeth’, is a phrase out of the personal development book ‘The School for Gods’ written by Professor Stefano d’Anna, a book that I’m currently reading with great interest and that I can recommend very highly.

School for Gods Book Cover

The essence of this quote is that you are the creator of your environment, that your environment is the sole creation of your being, your thoughts and state of your body.

If you are not happy with your environment then you have to create the change within. To illustrate this with a famous quote that is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi:  ‘be the change that you want to see in the world’.

Although it is contested that Gandhi really said this the meaning of the message I know from personal experience it to be, oh so true.

Lets take an example you are a person weighing 70 kilo’s that feels depressed, how does the world look like? Now you are that same person 70 kilo’s but happy, how does the world look now?

Same person with a different state of body and mind experiences the world very differently. I invite you to take some time and reflect on this and come up with a few examples from your own life when you felt happy or sad and how you looked at the world in the different dynamics.

The world is because you are and taking control of who you are is key to living the life you want to live. Reclaim your responsibility for your health and wellbeing, thoughts and actions and the world around you will shape itself like a mirror image. So it is as within, so without. Your outside world is really the exact reflection of your inner world.

And for the days when it all seems impossible, when a veil of clouds are hindering the light. Take a time-out, focus on your breathing for a few minutes and add a mantra. A mantra is a phrase you repeat consciously over and over again and the one I recommend is from the Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, Ho’oponopono. This mantra is very simple and helps to dissipate the created gloominess within and can be spoken out loud or internally.

So start breathing slowly and consciously in and out and on your out breath repeat after me:

I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you

Breath in again slowly and on the out breath say

I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you

Repeat until you feel that the light within has returned.

I’d like to end this episode of Health Matters with another quote this time by American psychologist Albert Ellis

‘The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.’

I’m Tom Meyers Osteopath and Stress Coach for Body and Mind and contributor of thought to your health and well-being

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