Saturday, March 05, 2011

Every Mental Irritation Becomes a Physical Irritation

In a turbulent world where the media bounces us around like a cork on a stormy sea, is there any way to avoid agitation?

Uncertainty often disturbs our mental peace, resulting in irritation. This is why being uncertain of an outcome can lead to ulcers. It has been said, "Ulcers are not about what you eat, but what's eating you!" Ulcers exemplify a mental irritation converting into a physical irritation. This is the premise that supports psychosomatic medicine. Not only do you become what you think about, but you get what you think about.

Your thoughts are both creative and magnetic. Focus on uncertainty and you'll get more uncertainty. Having the earth move under your feet is but a natural human condition. Being comfortable with it is a rare and unusual occurrence. There is nothing permanent except change. Once this is digested and accepted on a deep inner level, you will have found the still point within yourself.

Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that you shouldn't seek a more secure life, only that you should realize that security is a rolling mirror. Everything is always changing and always will.

Your physical health is a process of constant rebalancing. In truth, you are only as healthy as your present state of happiness. Happiness follows acceptance. What is is what is. When this is truly appreciated, peace appears and the balance point will be found. For many people, some of the greatest, most potent experiences of inner peace have occurred in the midst of the greatest turmoil. When there is nothing left to grab hold of, the still point is found.

In my book The Luminous Life, my mentor throws me a doll. I reach for the catch but miss. The doll lands on the floor in an upright position. Rosen explains the secret of the doll's balance by saying, "The entire weight of the doll is placed just below the navel. This is also the balance point of the human body. Pay attention to this location and peace will replace irritation." Practicing my Magnetic Qi Gong daily, with concentration, will naturally bolster your balancing point.

The rolling mirror of the world may display 10,000 different images, yet you need not get distracted. Irritation is an illusion when you have found the still point.
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