Why do we limit ourselves?
I’m so excited to finally be sitting down to write a blog for you again! First I was busy preparing to go out of town. Then, I was gone for a week at Tony Robbins “Date with Destiny” program. And since then, I’ve been back in Chicago fighting my way through a TERRIBLE cold (ugh!!!). These events have been occasion, as you can imagine, for all kinds of new awarenesses, a few of which I’ll share with you.
First, let me tell you about the event. 6 days and 6 nights of jumping up and down, yelling, cheering, dancing, and intense personal growth work. We would go until 1 or 2 in the morning, end up going to bed at 3:30AM, and wake up in the morning and do it all again. It was an INCREDIBLE experience on every level. And I hope that if you ever get a chance to attend a Tony Robbins program that you will jump on it! (And if you haven’t already, check out the Netflix documentary “I am not your Guru.”)
It’s a choice
As I’ve been sharing with some of you over the past week about this Date with Destiny experience, it’s the intensity of the schedule (ie the 12-15 hour days) that tends to get people’s attention. A really common response among us to hearing about the schedule of the event has been, “Oh no. I could never do that. I need my sleep.”
I think it’s interesting how often we “healthy people” (myself included here!) limit ourselves; it’s as though if we’re not getting 8 hours of sleep every night and constantly eating kale that we just won’t be able to function. It’s simply not true!
In the end, it’s a choice. And we often forget that it’s a choice and we limit ourselves in very “reasonable” sounding ways. “But I need sleep to be healthy!” How often do we give our power away to sleep, kale, vitamins, or whatever it is instead of getting that the power lies within and acting accordingly? Some of us are living very regimented lives in the name of “health” that leave us feeling drained and limited. This experience of limitation stands as a stark contrast to the experience the event forced us to have, that we are limitless, powerful, and at choice.
Now of course, over the long term we need a baseline for health and sustainability. It’s a lot easier for someone like me who’s been taking care of herself over the years with diet, exercise, and Network Spinal care to make a choice to sleep 5 hours a night for several nights in a row while during the daytime doing intense physical, emotional, and spiritual work, all the while being fueled by green tea and sandwiches from Starbucks, than it would be for someone who eats no vegetables and had never had a chiropractic adjustment in their life.
Strengthen your reserves
It is important to have healthy routines in place that build you up, so that you have reserves to draw on during challenging times– whether those times are a 6-day once-in-a-lifetime intensive, or a later protracted, 8-days-long-and-counting cold (like the one I’m suffering with right now!)
Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic is the best way I know of to build up the reserves in your body so that you can meet the challenges in your life and thrive through them. Just think, someone who’s never had care for their spine and who has blockages between their brain and body IS limited, in every moment of every day. It’s not just a “limiting thought” or belief. Every movement, every action of your immune system, every thought and decision, and on and on and on, are limited when there are blockages in the spine. The nerve supply getting through is less than it would be. And then you wonder why you have no energy or you can’t have a creative thought!
It’s no wonder most people go through life experiencing themselves as limited, that the power of life is outside of them, and that every day of their lives they will get slightly worse until the day they die. Sounds dramatic, but basically this is how most people, who haven’t had the chance to experience their unlimited potential, experience themselves and life.
We’re so amazingly lucky and privileged. I’m grateful every single day that the comment of a near stranger to me 14 years ago lead me to something that fundamentally changed my experience of myself, health, and life, and that this has enabled me to bring that experience to you. And that you now get to experience yourselves as limitless and bright. It might not always seem like it, but the world thanks you for making the choice that your spinal health matters.
Know someone who’s ready?
Do you know someone who could use an experience of their own limitlessness? Someone who’s had it with living small with the same symptoms or problems over and over again? Someone who knows there must be an easier way to be healthy than a growing list of “to-do’s” and “don’ts”?