Use CROK-1/2/3/4 after each correction.
Conclusion of Conclusion:
Usually it takes a personal crisis, but it doesn’t have to. What it really takes is accepting that you are a major cause of your health problems and unhappiness.
That may be a little easier to do if you know that at the moment you can accept that, you empower yourself to the proposition that you can be the solution to your health problems, that you can create greater and lasting happiness for yourself.
I personally came through the ‘crisis’ path, but I’m hoping as a result of this book, that more people can recognize the benefits of this approach without having to suffer so much first.
Question Your Beliefs
Once you begin to question your beliefs, you have given yourself permission to come to different conclusions. This prepares you to make new choices that can change your life.
You may agree with me after reading this book that there is much that is wrong with a lot of the choices that corporations, governments, and the medical system want you and me to make or accept. Many of those choices are for their benefit, not yours or mine.
What they sell us to eat, what they sell us for our homes, how they pollute our air, water, grounds and bodies and minds, how they want to treat our physical, mental and emotional symptoms, these are all ‘solutions’ that must, at the very least, be questioned.
Can you still accept that adding medications is the long-term answer to your health problems?
Do you want to rely on one of the most dangerous places in the world (hospitals) to treat you?
Do you want to consume poisonous products in your food, put them on your body, and live in a toxic home?
Can you still believe having more of the material possessions that are making you sick or crazy are going to make you happy?
As you educate yourself about the interconnectedness of your diet and lifestyle, the connection between your body, mind and emotions, you may realize that self-care may require more consciousness, a quieter mind, not more things and no time to think or feel.
These realizations may lead you to see that being healthier and happier requires both education and discipline, that there is a skill behind creating conditions for happiness and well-being. It has to be cultivated. It’s not just something that happens unconsciously.
Regulating emotions, lifestyle and diet to be less stressed and more satisfied with day-to-day life leads to more balance in life, fewer emotional, unsustainable ‘peaks’ that lead to ‘valleys.’ Being obese, stressed, or on an emotional roller-coaster is just not going to produce happiness.
The more you understand about the big picture, as well as he specific risk factors, the more confidence you will gain for making different choices as a consumer of products and services.
You may feel overwhelmed or not knowing where to start. One proven way to start is with steps that are relatively easy, ensuring initial success, such as forgoing meat one or two days per week, using olive oil instead of butter, and drinking red wine with meals rather than hard alcohol.
The feeling of success and of making new choices can lead to greater confidence and to positive thinking, which is so helpful for making change. This builds momentum to keep make better choices. Steps that might have seemed difficult or impossible become easier and possible.
It’s important to consider that making better choices includes doing more of the ‘good’ things and fewer of the ‘bad’ things. It’s a question of what’s eaten and what’s not eaten, such as replacing a high-carbohydrate or high-saturated fat snack with a handful of nuts.
Often, in the beginning, eliminating poor choices is more important than including better practices. Reducing toxins can have a bigger, quicker impact than adding anti-toxins. This includes toxic personal relationships.
The combination of doing more of the good things and fewer of the bad things is important. All of these steps, taken together, at the end of the day, make a big difference.
As the differences add up, you start to feel better and in more control. You look for more of what to avoid, what to promote.
In your journey, you may come to the conclusion that, at this time in history, it’s impossible to avoid all toxins. Therefore, you realize that detoxifying and cleansing must become a critically important practice to achieve better health and happiness.
Expanding Beyond Yourself
Happiness research studies agree that cultivating mutually loving and caring family and personal relationships are important, if not the most important, ingredient for your happiness and fulfillment. Beyond personal relationships, there are also your relationships to communities and the world to consider and address.
Your family and friends may notice changes you have made and be curious. You may make suggestions or simply inform someone close to you about something that may be harmful to, or beneficial for, them.
You find how rewarding it can be to be a resource for people you love. But it can be a bit frustrating, at first, or ever, accept your point or even believe you.
You learn that you cannot change them. They have to want to being the process of questioning their own beliefs. You can respond to them differently, understanding what may be causing their unhappiness, feeling compassion and easily forgiving.
As you communicate with the larger world, you find that you can have influence and help people who are ready to question their beliefs and change. Success on a larger scale can lead to changes in consumer demand and the improvements in products and services that are more in alignment with what we consciously choose, not what they want to make us choose or accept.