Health Matters, School for Dreamers, Together Magazine

Discover your potential

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 48 on Radio X from 10 November 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

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In last weeks episode, I shared with you that your heart and your gut have an intelligence of their own and that this intelligence can act independently from the control of your brain.

You can tap into that intelligence to improve your health but also to bring more meaning into your life. Meaning is associated with the feeling of fulfilment and increased sense of wellbeing.

Let us stop here for a moment as I would like to remind you of the quest we’re on since September? The quest to find answers to the question: What is health?

For those of you that just started to listen to Health Matters, I highly recommend that you go to the podcast or blog and listen to the previous episodes.

That said and with renewed focus lets continue were we left of.

Intuition and gut feeling, we all have it and at times act accordingly but more often than not we don’t. We do not trust it enough and regret it afterwards. Learning to trust your intuition and gut feeling is like fine-tuning your musical skills by practicing over and over again. How? For example you can do this by repeating the Reaset Breathing exercise or daily practices like mindfulness, meditation or yoga.

While you’re practicing your intuition and gut feeling you can also go on a still deeper personal journey. A journey that takes you to discover your potential or how I like to refer to it the journey to find out your soul-purpose.

You might not believe there is something like a potential pre-destination and that is ok, I had difficulties accepting that too. But today I can look back at 14 years of developing my innate potential and living my soul-purpose or in other words living who I was born to be.

We all come into this world with certain personality traits some of which are dominant others that will develop over time depending on  environmental stimuli. The same is true for your aptitudes, your talents, your unique skills.

You were born with a unique combination of skills that defines who you are just as much as being a man or a woman defines you.

So how do you find your unique skills? I’m sure some you know already but others you don’t and others still you are expressing but don’t see them as anything special but people around you do.

So what I would like you to do this week is answer the following three questions

1. What do you admire in others?

2. What do others admire in you?

3. What have you done that truly made you happy?

Make your answers short and precise.

In the next episode of Health Matters I’ll share with you how to interpret your answers.

Together Magazine Nov 2014

In the meantime have a great day, and I’ll catch up with you again next week. For more information about my presentations or consultations , to visit the blog or to pick up your November copy of Together Magazine please visit my website www.tommeyers.be

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School for Dreamers, Together Magazine

The pursuit of self-realization


Only a King can dream Versailles

Tom Meyers looks at the starting point on the road to self-fulfilment

Together Magazine Nov 2014

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Personal development is the conscious pursuit of self-realization by expanding your self-awareness and by nourishing and honing your innate potential. In other words, personal development is reaching out for your heart’s desire, to become who you were born to be.

But what does your heart truly desire? Your heart, not your mind. What does your heart beat for? Who were you born to be? When you’re on a path of personal development finding the answers to these kinds of questions is a very good start and makes a sound basis for truly finding happiness and fulfilment.

(Interesting article about “Soul Loss” go to themindunleashed.org)

I would even go a step further: it is essential and the best present you’ll ever give yourself.

I’d like to show why I think this is so by illustrating it with the metaphor ‘Only a king can dream Versailles’ from the book The School for Gods by Professor Stefano d’Anna.

If you’re not born into a royal family then the likelihood you’ll ever become a king is very slim and Versailles or any other kingdom is very far off. You don’t hear me say that becoming a king or having a kingdom is impossible but highly unlikely. And let’s say you managed against all odds and with enormous sacrifices you’ve become a king, then the question remains will you be living a meaningful and happy life or always live in fear of losing it?

On the journey of self-realization, finding out your innate gifts – your potential – is the
best starting point for setting your aims in life so that you can live the dream. AIM is an anagram for I AM… who am I?

It’s important to remember that you are not alone. You are part of a society that is part of the earth that is part of the galaxy that is part of the Universe. Your reason for being is associated with a contribution to a collective. You are like a single cell with a specific role and function that together with all the other cells makes up your body – something bigger than the sum of its parts. When does a body function well? When all the parts are playing their role.

When you start nourishing and nurturing your soul’s purpose and start playing your part you will see miracles happen, you will be happier, healthier and live a more fulfilled life. There will be a continuous quality to life that you’ve only experienced on occasions.

Today is the day that you can change your life.

When you feel unhappy, uneasy and sense that something isn’t adding up… accept it. Observe what isn’t going well, what you’d like to change. Then decide to take the time to work on yourself. The next question is where you want to start your quest.

When finding out your innate potential and who you were born to be, there are a few questions that can help you:

1. What do you admire in others?
2. What do others admire in you?
3. What have you done that truly made you happy?

Answers should be short and precise, just like key words.

Use the answers to these questions as a mirror to your soul. Question 1 is the mirror of your unconscious and the potential waiting to be developed. Question 2 and 3 are mirrors of expressed potential but that something that will need honing and given direction.

Enjoy the journey and remember: “The amplitude of one’s own being sets the limit of what a man can ask from life and the culmination of his every desire. At the same time it is also the limit of all that a man can receive and possess.” (The Dreamer, The School for Gods)

For more health and wellness tips, tune in to the feature Health Matters on http://www.radiox.eu or visit http://www.tommeyers.be

Health Matters, School for Dreamers

AIM = I AM

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 45 on Radio X from 20 October 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

In last weeks episode, I talked about the benefits of becoming mindful of your bodies limits, of what it can handle. Don’t get me wrong your body is amazing but trop is the veel en the veel is trop as they say here in Belgium. Therefore get to know your limits and act accordingly.

Last week I also asked you to ponder upon the meaning of the metaphor ‘Only a king can dream a Kingdom’. It’s a quote from the personal development book the School for Gods written by professor Stefano d’Anna. Actually the quote goes ‘Only a King can dream Versailles…’ but that is just between you  and me 😉

School for Gods Book Cover

When it comes to health and wellbeing knowing who you are and who you were born to be are just as important as knowing the limits and resources of your body.

Let me illustrate.

Imagine your dream is to become a King but you are NOT born in a royal family then the likelihood you’ll ever be a king is very slim and Versailles or a kingdom far off. You don’t hear me say that becoming a king or having a kingdom is impossible but however and I hope you agree, highly unlikely. But lets say just for the sake of it that you managed somehow against all odds and probably with enormous sacrifices to become a King, then the question remains will you be living a meaningful and happy life or always live in fear for loosing it? Fear, means stress and chronic stress leads to illness and so on…

In other words you can aim for anything you wish for… but it doesn’t mean it will bring you happiness or health… on the contrary some aims can make you sick.

And after all AIM is the acronym for I AM and therefore knowing who you are, what your heart truly desire becomes part of the health equation! Your heart, not your mind.

And these kind of questions, reflections on one self have everything to do with personal development… or the conscious pursuit of self-realisation by expanding your self-awareness and by nourishing and honing your innate potential.

In other words personal development is reaching out to living your heart’s desire, to become who you were born to be and is essential for finding happiness and fulfilment and contribute to health and wellbeing.

Do I still have your attention?

In the coming weeks I will share with you my personal story how three questions put to me 14 years ago saved my life and contributed to who I am today and which can help you too, on your journey of self-realisation and improved health and wellbeing.

That’s all for this episode of Health Matters have a great day and I’ll catch up with you again next week here on Radio X or why not subscribe to the Health Matters podcast or Facebook page so you don’t miss any future feature or bonus episodes and articles. You can also find this episode as an article in next months Together Magazine to get to it go to my website www.tommeyers.be

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School for Dreamers

Life is like a box of chocolates…

Christophe RousselThis morning I woke up, went for a run and afterwards reflected on some of the recent choices I’ve made. Not all of these choices were easy, especially the one concerning the heart was, a very tough one. But some choices, when you follow your heart and the Dreamer within, one knows one has to make, that they might/will hurt even though it isn’t clear in the beginning why one has to make them.

Then a quote came to mind: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” from the film Forrest Gump. A quote that seems grifted in our consciousness  and to which many people – me included – said/feel yes that right.

Today however I was pondering about this quote and said, no that’s not right. I can choose which chocolate I pick and if I don’t know what’s in it, I can find out as I might not like it. I have a choice, a choice to choose.

Life is just like that I have a choice to choose. I can take-up my responsibility and say there is where I’m going. In fact I’m the creator and if the last 14 years have tought me anything then that is that if I set my mind to my highest purpose and keep focused on it the Dream becomes real.

So lets transform that last phrase and change it to “It’s up to you which one you pick.”

“Life is like a box of chocolates. It’s up to you which one you pick.”

or even better

“Life is like a box of chocolates. It’s up to me which one I choose.”

Tom (Tom)

The School for Dreamers