Rethink. Reset. Reboot. – An Introduction
This mini-series of Rethink.Reset.Reboot will be broken into five parts where we will be investigating the three areas: physical well-being, social well-being and personal well- being as each one of them lends to our overall health. In this introduction, we will be discussing how all three areas are connected and why looking at them as a complete system is important.
Well-known scientist, Einstein said that, “The field shapes matter”.
The field of our bodies include our nutrition, supplements and medications, if necessary, but our field is not limited to matter. According to Quantum Physics, we have a non-physical energetic field, which we cannot see with our eyes, that also affects our health. This bio-field consists of our perception of the world, our family relationships, our work relationships and
our beliefs about who we are. In the Physical Well-Being section, we will be looking at how our material environment
affects our health. In the Social Well-Being section we will be looking at how our relationships with others affect our emotional well-being, and thus our health. And in the Personal Well-Being section, we will look more closely into how we perceive the world and ourselves, which affect our well-being. Our physical, mental and emotional states are all part of who we are, and each system affects the other. We need to nourish all of them equally for exceptional well-being.
The next three blogs are designed with questions to help you analyse your present state of well-being concluding with important takeaways and some tips to help you improve. Remember there is no one right answer. Only you can answer for yourself what works and does not work for you.
Time stops for no-one. Take the time to refine your life NOW.
If you are interested to know more details about the science behind how all these three systems make up our whole being, please read on.
According to Bruce Lipton, author of “The Biology of Belief”, our mental and emotional states are the environment that affects our cells. If you research the science of epigenetics, you will find that our health is not dictated solely by our genetics. Everything in our environment that affects the chemistry of our blood affects whether certain cells are turned on or off in our system. The chemistry of our blood is affected by the way we see, think and feel about life. Along with love, positive emotions like gratitude and compassion release oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, which puts us in the rest and relaxed state, lending more energy for rejuvenation. On the other hand, what we see as negative emotions such as fear, jealousy and hatred, releases stress hormones such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, cortisol and histamine, which puts us in a fight or flight mode and reduces the ability of our body to heal. The relationships we have with ourselves and those we surround ourselves with have a huge role to play in the chemistry of our blood and our healing capabilities.
All this information is telling us that we are more in control of our lives and health than we think. According to Candace B. Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion, every time we think and feel our cells are growing and changing. Each cell carries information of what we feel to the rest of our bodies. I suggest you pay attention to how your body feels when you are happy and when you are in fear. In my personal experience positive emotions make me feel more open whereas negative emotions make me feel constricted and I tend to hunch my shoulders. Our ways of thinking affect our emotional states and vice versa. And now we have been told that every emotion has a physiological response in our body. So what can we do to make life better? By examining our relationship with the world and others, and how we look at ourselves may give us some important answers to this question.