Healthy, happy people spontaneously generate an inner dialogue of wellbeing. When their bodies require something – be it food, water, exercise, sex, or rest – their mind-body system finds the most efficient means to fulfill the need. When their minds are exposed to new information, their filtering mechanisms enable them to easily absorb whatever is nourishing and valuable while eliminating the rest.
For the most part, healthy people do not need to remind themselves that they are healthy. Happy people do not need to remind themselves that they are happy. Successful people do not need to keep affirming their capacity for accomplishment and achievement.
Still, we know that our inner and outer states are interdependent. Every time we have a thought, we precipitate a molecule in our nervous system that influences all the molecules throughout our body. Mind-body integration means establishing a healthy dialogue between our thoughts and our molecules. It means listening to our body and responding with love and reverence.
When we are in an optimal state of dynamic equilibrium, we naturally tend to listen to our body and make choices that perpetuate and reinforce our balance. We also know that when we are not at our best mentally and physically, we tend to ignore our body’s signals and make choices that may provide momentary relief but do not contribute to the establishment of sustainable health and wellbeing.
This is when a commitment to life-supporting, health-promoting behaviors can help shift us from imbalance to balance.
Eat a healthy, organic, more vegetable-based diet.
Engage in some creative activity – writing, painting, dancing, singing, playing music.
Spend time in nature on a regular basis.
Health scientists are recognizing that just as genetics can influence the probability of certain characteristics and behaviors, our behaviors can influence which segments of our genetic code are activated. This field of epigenetics is proving that we can change our brain chemistry, our immune power, and our metabolism by making different choices. To awaken your physical and emotional vitality, make a commitment to add at least one new life-enhancing choice into your life.