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Most of you know I am a champion of the concept of life-balance and the fruit it can bear. Part of the challenge of enjoying the fruits of a balanced lifestyle is our thought-life. Here is a terrific article from Dr. Laura Ruby related to the topic:

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development.  His work has been critical to my own personal self developement. Reading his work has helped increase my awareness of my own habitual negative thinking patterns and helped me make the paradigm shift to self awareness.  Keep in mind that the negative thought patterns many of us recite on a daily basis have been present for years, and in my case for decades.  Be patient with yourself -while it takes time to make these changes, the final outcome will be priceless.   The following is a synopsis of some of Dr Dyer’s work.

 The biology of belief

You have the capacity to change to the point that “you can alter what you thought were scientific explanations for your human limitations and characteristics in relationship to your genetic makeup, your DNA and your early childhood conditioning“. Bruce Lipton, PhD, cell biologist and the author of the book  The Biology of Belief writes that “life is not controlled by genes and that our DNA is strictly a blueprint“. The invisible energy in our body’s environment is the architect that translates the blueprint into how our lives (and our health) is manifested. The human body is more than a physical machine, it is both mental and spiritual in nature. I think this is a difficult concept for many of us to acknowledge because we have been under the false impression that we have no control over some of the factors that impact our genetic expression.  The fact that how we think and what we believe can actually influence our genetic code opens us to so many amazing possibilities, including concept of self healing.

The placebo effect further explores the mind-body connection. It is a well documenated phenomenon that when a “control group” subject is given a placebo (sugar pill) rather than the active drug,  many of the research subjects will achieve similar benefits or improvement in symptoms from the placebo alone.  This is due to the fact that the person believed that the “pill” would help them.

Changing lifelong habitual thinking

Dr. Dyer’s book Excuses Begone teaches you” how to change lifelong, set-in-stone thinking that keeps you stuck in the past“.  These habitual thinking pattern cannot lead you into a new direction.  Becoming aware of these patterns and internal messages is the first step in moving from excuses to awareness. To read the rest of this excellent article go to: http://drlauraruby.com/life-balance/the-paradigm-shift-from-excuses-to-self-awareness/


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