“I want to talk with people who care about things that matter; things that will make a life-changing difference.” – Mark Victor Hansen
In my work with nutritional product formulation I speak and write a significant amount concerning the debilitating effects of health issues such as metabolic syndrome, namely hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity, dyslipidemia, etc. However these issues, as well as decreased health due to vertebral subluxation, sometimes pale in comparison to the disorders between our ears. One of them being the “I am not enough” syndrome.
Yesterday I had the privelege to discuss some of these issues with a friend and relationship expert who specializes in grief counseling and recovery. She began the conversation with a comment regarding the increasing tendency of people to become severely depressed and spiritually challenged by taking Facebook too seriously. You might agree that virtually all of the posts highlight the exceptional…the achievements, personal and business, that are designed to set us apart and possibly create what Eckhart Tolle calls – the “inflated self”.
I must admit that I am tempted by, and occasionally succumb to, the same tendency…and with reflection can see that if not observed this inclination to “Facebook brag” conflicts with my innate knowing of spiritual completeness. Now of course my intention is to not necessarily detract from the fun and positive aspects of this Internet medium, but rather to remind myself and maybe another with who this resonates with that it might be good to observe the intentions with which I post.
Is there fear involved? Fear that I am not enough…especially when compared with my “friends”? Or is it simply the joy of sharing this life experience with “friends” who sincerely share my joy and desire to contribute to the enhancement of this temporal journey.
“Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
My life success and joy is not dependant on how I compare with my FB “friends”. My joy and success are innate constants…to be uncovered and “re-discovered” as I peel yet another level of self-imposed fear from my daily experience.
May you acknowledge the value of YOU today….
IN-JOY your day!
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 37 years, currently in NW Montana. He has served as a board member and vice-president of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. As a Gonstead technique diplomate, Dr. Chinn is authorized to teach and coach the Gonstead system to other doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear (www.PerryChinn.com), his book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He is available for keynote speaking and coaching. Dr. Chinn can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com