Creating Inner Well-Being
All things are created twice… first in your mind and then in the physical world. (Anonymous)
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (Dr Wayne Dyer)
For things to change, you have to change. (Jim Ron)
To change your results, change your approach. (Tony Robbins)
I hope you have joined me with a cup of your favorite beverage and are ready to reflect deeply and contemplate the power of these quotes. I begin with these questions because it has become so apparent through my recent study of Inner Well-Being that our bodies have an innate ability to heal.
What does this mean for you and me? Well, sit back and let’s explore this together in the next few moments.
First, let’s define a couple of keywords. When I refer to “Inner” or “Innate”, I define it as intuitive, natural, God-given. Webster’s Online Dictionary defines Innate as “pertaining to the essential nature of something” and “that (which is) part of one’s inner essential nature.” A wonderful definition of Wellness that I recently came across says the following: “Wellness…is a lens through which to view the world, it is a philosophical view that (allows) the body-mind-spirit (to be) innately intelligent, self-healing and self-regulation. (Dr. J. Chestnut, DC “The Innate Diet and Natural Hygiene”).
If Inner Well-Being is a valuable element that we strive for, how do we constantly incorporate it into our lives?
Consider the statement “The past does not have to be the same as the future.” If you are faced with a situation in your life that has resulted in health problems and you are challenged by the loss of your energy, what good would it do you to know for sure that wherever you choose to put your attention, this is exactly where you will see the results? results? To be sure that you could change the outcome of this situation with some effort and responsibility for the decisions you have made? What do you believe about putting your attention on something, to change your results?
The best illustration of this concept is to take a look at the process of goal setting and intention setting. Most of us have heard of SMART goal setting: that is, goals should be:
o Realistic in time
o Team supported
Staying committed to a goal requires determination and a willingness to adjust your sails if you need to find a better way. Recognize that creating and maintaining Inner Well-Being is about creating a place of inner peace and doing so with focus and higher awareness. Expect things to flow and flow in life, however, when you CHOOSE to focus on having excellent health, you will definitely see results.
In his book “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem,” one of my favorite authors, Dr. Wayne Dyer, writes, “All healing is a return to wholeness. Your thoughts have a lot to do with this healing process. Low energy thoughts and patterns can trigger an ulcer (or create healing. I want to say unequivocally that the intelligence that inhabits your body will become whatever you project it to be. It will create a healthy or unhealthy body, depending on how you decide to use it. your mind… Make your mind vigorous, loving, healthy and positive and your body will respond accordingly.”
Good advice! So how do we put these concepts into action?
First: instead of spending endless wasted energy asking the question WHY? Because I? Because right now? Why is this happening? focus your attention on asking these more powerful questions:
– What do I want? (priorities)
– What do I need to have/be/do?
– What have I tried already?
– What’s stopping me?
– Who can support me?
When you choose to focus on creating SOLUTIONS instead of focusing on the problem itself, a couple of things tend to happen:
1. The size of the problem often decreases because there is a better perspective and a “big picture” attitude about how this situation fits into the framework of your life.
2. Solutions you hadn’t previously considered begin to present themselves, gain momentum, and there is a strong sense of POSSIBILITY.
When options and possibilities become your habitual response, it is in this inner space within your heart and mind where the excitement of the available options allows you to create and build Inner Well-Being.
Second: Do a little “self-check”: how often have you stopped to pat yourself on the back and remember all the wonderful things you’ve done, become, and accomplished in your life? How have you served your neighborhood or community? Positive encouragement and reflection on all that you have contributed to another person’s life is a great encouragement to “elevate” yourself to a place of wonderful Inner Well-Being.
Third: Recognize that life is but a “blip,” and no matter how much time each of us is blessed with in this life, there will always be the wish that we had more time… So honor your life’s priorities. .. Anything that is deep, rich and meaningful needs your utmost attention and effort.
Finally: Answer these questions:
– How can you use your current situation to squeeze more “juice” out of life?
– What life experiences have you lived that have really impacted you?
– What is your “life legacy” ~ what do you want to be remembered for?
May you continue to walk a blessed life of Inner Well-Being, Wisdom and Peace.