The word Health comes from the old English word Wholth. It refers to the well-being of the whole person: body, mind and spirit. With the advent of mind-body medicine, the western world is embracing what Eastern Wisdom traditions have been teaching for thousands of years–that mind and body are inseparable. They are one. As you work toward healing the physical body by accessing the mental and spiritual realms, you will be activating healing energy on every level of your being.
How can we expect the world to be peaceful if we are not examples of this within ourselves? How can we expect the world to be at peace if we are not at peace? When we experience the deep peace at the core of our being, we become one with it and naturally radiate peace out into the world. As peacemakers, it is our responsibility to make a connection with our inner peace daily. Meditation brings us to our inner stillness.
Through cutting edge research in neuroscience and what we have learned from the most successful leaders of our time, we now know that self-mastery practices such as meditation are strongly linked to unprecedented levels of achievement. Studies show that consciousness-based practices actually change the workings of the brain, for significant shifts in how we perceive goals and challenges, focus our attention on solutions, and influence those around us. Extraordinary leaders master their inner environment in order to achieve greatness in the world around them.
Do you look for happiness in the achievement of your goals or by living true to your values?
According to happiness research 50% of our happiness quotient is a setpoint–what we are born with. Some people have high set points and some have low setpoints. Only 10% of happiness comes from the achievement of goals. The other 40% is under our voluntary control. This would include attitudes and values.
There is a wonderful story about the Buddha on his death bed.
His devotees were around him, and one summoned the courage to ask him who he was.