Bob Proctor’s daily e-mail newsletters sometimes contain absolute gems. This one I just have to pass on.
Heart Health Specialist Dr. Cynthia Thaik wrote recently about creating life balance. Take particular note of the details in her four bolded bullet points: Build sources of renewable energy; Lower your stress response; Connect with your inner self; and Learn to become present in the moment. What’s covered in those points are basically what Eurythmia’s all about.
Here’s Bob Proctor’s post of Dr Thaik’s article:
The Heart of Health:
Consulting Editor of Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton, invites us to ask some hard questions of ourselves in the wake of an Australian election campaign in which the two parties capable of achieving government offered only a race to the bottom, appealing overwhelmingly to the baser aspects of human nature. He wonders how we will act, when faced with the increasing economic stresses brought on by an aging population and other strains on resources.
“In coming years we might expect the categories of those excluded from the claims of our shared humanity to become broader. They will include other unpopular, excluded and disadvantaged people within the community. The ageing of the population, the pressure on revenue and the expectation that we shall continue to enjoy the same wealth and services as before will mean that governments will be unable to meet all their commitments.
It is natural for governments in such circumstances to cut the support it gives to the disadvantaged, whether they be Indigenous communities, unemployed or addicted. This is easier when the sense of a shared humanity is weak. They can then be portrayed as other than us, and their claim to a shared humanity to be diminished by such qualities we attribute to them as laziness, addiction, innate stupidity and antisocial tendencies. Their support will then be measured, not by their need as human beings, but by their lesser status. It can be measured out to them as a gift conditioned by compliance with whatever conditions we impose on them.”
In an award winning essay Slow down, you’re just in time Megan Graham ponders the negative effects overuse of communication technology can have on individuals, families and society.
Psychology recognises that at a certain point, emotional and mental overstimulation leads to a sort of detachment and emotional numbness as the brain and central nervous system can only respond to so much.
… Human beings need time to ponder, switch off, unplug and simply breathe. Slowing down doesn’t mean stopping (it is called the slow movement, after all). By all means, take action — but perhaps try taking your time, too.
Here’s a new post from Dr John Demartini on the way people deal with problems. He discusses whether you fall to pieces, or can start to view a problem as a blessing.
He’s not denying the seriousness of people’s problems. But there is certainly a lesson to be learned in making problems a learning experience and an opportunity for growth, rather than simply a catastrophe that we feel we will never recover from. It may not be all in our mind – but how we deal with it is.