Dear Patients, Family and Friends~
We're post Summer Solstice, and enjoying the hot days and delicously long, clear Colorado evenings. I am reminded of the wise words of an acupuncturist in Boulder. During a session, I had asked him about the wisdom of drinking lots of water. At the time the newest idea was to drink double the amount of your weight in ounces. Example: a person weighing 150 pounds would drink 300 oz. of water per day, or 2.343 gallons! Needless to say, I had an issue with that he addressed with this simple phrase: "I subscribe to the Zen Cowboy philosophy of life...eat when you're hungry, drink when you're thirsty, and sleep when you're tired." That really hit home for me; so simple and practical. The only little detail missing was...could I listen to the little ques that told me when I'm hungry, thirsty or tired? Mostly I would eat, drink and sleep by the clock. Yes, we all do and we stop listening to the real timing, and instead obey the tick of time schedules and other people's advice about eating and drinking (lots of water!).
So, I tried it this way: just for one day, eat only when you're hungry; listen and recieve the voice inside that is uniquely yours, that helps guide your body, mind and soul. Drink when you're thirsty, and let yourself rest when you are tired. Just for one day. You may have to plan a day at home when you can focus more internally. Or you may want to start with just an hour...baby steps. When you begin to have a dialogue with the 'inner you' there's no telling what else will open in your life!
Creating your Most Benevolent and Loving Outcomes , Sid and Amber