Friday, November 11, 2016
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Over the last few weeks I have had several high profile discussions with political leaders.
I really enjoy pointing them to a new understanding of how life works, an understanding that has both the potential and the hope to raise the consciousness of individuals and nations, to elevate them above war, famine, greed and hatred. Knowing this understanding will help political leaders illuminate their awareness towards a wellbeing that has no end and just a beautiful knowing that everything is and always will be OK no matter what our circumstances are. An understanding that the human race has simply forgotten; an understanding that will evolve humanity to new levels of consciousness,...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Asking if health really is an inside job seems silly, right? Well, maybe not. Twenty years ago when I started my medical career I am sure I would have answered, "No, it's not an inside job". The old Leona would have argued health comes from a multitude of factors including environment (things like smoking and stress) and genetics. Well I still think those things matter a lot but the new Leona certainly sees life inside-out. Now I see that happiness - true gleeful happiness - comes from inside and happiness = health.
The definition of health has fundamentally changed for me now. I define health as an overall state of well-being and contentment. I know people who are battling cancer but are healthy. Likewise, I know people who appear to have it all - a nice car, a beautiful home, a loving spouse - and they are miserable and unhealthy.
Health is a state of mind. It is awareness that we are okay in any given circumstance. It is recognizing we are in the center of our canoe. Sometimes life...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Carla is a medical doctor who tends to be quite analytical, work long hours, and have a very busy mind. After learning about the inside-out nature of life, Carla's mind settled down quite a bit- all sorts of unnecessary thinking dropped away. Within that new mental space and mental quiet, she began to realize that she lived in different feeling states throughout the day. She sometimes experienced anxiety and depression in response to some adverse life events that had plagued her for many years. But the more Carla realized about the inside-out nature of life the more the repetitive thoughts that caused these feelings dropped away.
But recently Carla had been feeling quite down about a difficult case she was handling. It wasn't going well, and she was worrying about it. Then, she said, she realized she could change her thought, and then it changed! She said she felt much better after that.
'Did you really change your thought?' I asked her. 'How did you do that'?
There was a pause.
'When most people say that, they mean something like that they replaced a negative thought with a positive one, as in positive thinking, or...