Monthly Archives: January 2011

Namaste … A beautiful expression …

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My favourite greeting is “Namaste”, (pronounced Nam-As-Te). It is a wonderful phrase originating from India and is commonly used there and in several other Asian cultures. To me it captures the heartfelt sincerity and deep understanding that embodies Eastern spirituality.

“Nam” means bow, “As” means I and “Te” means you. Literally it translates as “I bow to You”.

However the deeper meaning behind this saying is much more significant. The “I” and “You” in this case refers to the soul. It takes on the meaning of my soul bows to your soul.

In the East the soul is all that is good in us, and is clearly separate to the mind which harbours our ego, the home of our competitive, selfish and destructive natures.

Therefore when we greet someone with ”Namaste” we are implying that our higher real self wishes to interact with their higher self on the most genuine and purest of levels. And that we will both bypass and leave behind our egos.

When we think from our souls (and not the ego), then we act from a place of integrity, compassion and love. We act with everyone’s best interest at heart, which produces an entirely unselfish behaviour.

Apart from helping us to focus with virtue on our fellow human beings, this little saying also helps to bring our own minds the same happiness and love that we are now expressing into the world. It quietens, relaxes and calms them, leaving them in a state of joy and deep contentment. Giving us a breather and time to escape from the negativity and madness our modern world and egos often wish to drag us into.

In the East and in India, (and nowadays in many modern yoga classes all the way around the world), the spoken “Namaste” may also be accompanied by a physical expression. This is created by performing a slight bow while the hands are pressed together with palms touching and fingers pointed upwards as if in prayer. Generally they are placed in front of the centre of the chest if you wish to express love and joy from the soul, or they are placed in front of the forehead if you wish to acknowledge the integrity and wisdom of the person you are offering “Namaste” to.

“Namaste” may be used as a greeting or as a farewell.

So the next time you are amongst your friends and others you really love and respect or when you yourself want to bring the peace and wisdom contained in your soul into your mind, then instead of a simple hello and goodbye, connect with your inner spirit and offer up “Namaste” and thus bring a little more harmony and good will into our world.

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How Pomegranates Can Help Treat Prostate Cancer

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In my last blog I talked about the widening gap between real science, whose interest is in discovering the truth and in generally creating a more intelligent world, and commercial science which appears to want to patent and use anything it finds to further the financial wealth of a select minority of already wealthy individuals.

Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people in the world, commercial science now appears also to have taken a rather dubious course of leading people away from effective real science. Science which ordinary people could use to empower themselves, and help themselves prevent and treat many forms of illness at relatively low costs.

Chinese Medicine is full of such low cost and self help techniques and treatments. It was founded with the concept of helping the patient to understand how they became sick and how they can prevent reoccurrence of their illness in the future. It was developed at a time and through philosophies such as Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, where money and wealth were not the primary goals. This is very different to the position commercialised Western Medicine now finds itself in, where it is being driven by secrecy, competition and capitalistic market forces.

During the time I spent writing my book, I researched and found many Western studies to back up the theories which Chinese Medicine has evolved regarding health and illness over thousands of years through the use of empirical research.

One such case is the studies I came across regarding the treatment of prostate Cancer.

In the United Kingdom over 30,000 men are diagnosed with this illness every year and over 10,000 men die from it. In the United States it is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men.

Amongst other things, Chinese Medicine uses bitter flavours and herbs as part of the treatment and prevention of cancers. So whilst writing my book I searched for evidence of the effects of bitter tasting foods in Western trials on cancer in the human body. There are an over whelming number of Western studies to support this Chinese view point.

Two of such studies I found, where in this case in relation to prostate cancer and the use of the bitter tasting juice from pomegranates as detailed below. As you read them, bear in mind that both studies are involving simple, ordinary, easily obtainable pomegranate juice.

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Real Science Versus Commercial Science

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If you have checked out my website and read some of the web pages on it, then you can see that I appear to be making a lot of claims about how good my book is for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

And I can hear many of you say, “Well I have heard that before and it turned out to be just another rip off! A waste of my hard earned money and valuable time.”

I too, have been taken in by fantastical claims and been scammed more than a few times in my life. Particularly by junk I came across on the internet. Indeed our Western culture has become plagued with intricate and sophisticated ways of selling junk to the consumer.

Hopefully, (if you are weary and not trusting of me yet), after reading my blog for a little while, you will start to be convinced as to just how clever Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophies are. How beneficial they can be to improving your health and your life. You will also start to notice that I personally do seem to have a talent which allows me to effectively communicate these great ideas across to my audience in a very straightforward and easy to understand manner.

These methods and perspectives truly had a remarkable impact on my life and I live by them now. However, I always keep my mind open and if something is proven wrong or something more insightful comes alone, then I would not allow my ego to ignorantly reject it, but will instead readily adopt it into my life. It is very important always to have both an open and inquisitive mind. I don’t believe that any one human being or system on this Earth is always entirely correct and has all the answers.

My philosophy is simply to do what works best. And after my many years of experiences of both Western and Eastern medicines, science and philosophies, I have come to the conclusion that those ancient Eastern methods and deep understandings developed through thousands of years of thought, theory and real empirical scientific evidence are still truly the best ways for us to lead healthy, fulfilling and happy lives.

This is in no way disrespectful to modern science or scientists. I am fully supportive of anyone who thinks deeply and makes it their passion to discover how things work and come about in our world.

That is why, when I wrote my book, I made sure to back up the Eastern principles with Western scientific studies and statistics. As a result, there are over 200 studies, mainly from the most recognized and respected Western hospitals, universities, scientific and medical journals, referenced in the book. Quite a sizeable amount I am sure you will agree.

However, don’t believe that this book is any way just a rehash of typical medical and general advice. When you read it you will see many of the theories and principles in the book are widely differing from the standard advice given to us in the West.

How can this be so? I hear you ask. Surely this is contradictory. How can Western science be backing up Chinese Medicine and not mainstream Western Medicine?

Well for a number of reasons real proven science has significantly departed from commercial science, which is what we are given and is used to sell medicine in the health industry in the West.

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A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping …

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I only had one New Year’s Resolution this year, and it was simply to continue on doing something that has been going on in my life for many years now.  It is something that has truly altered my entire existence. And that is simply to think more. To think more deeply, freely and independently. Not to be blindly led, brainwashed and bullied by an increasingly apathetic and grossly false society. But to come to real conclusions about who I am, what life is really about and what really matters to me.

When I was younger and more naive, I used to play that game that society teaches so well. That it is all about competing against each other, all about gathering possessions, about having a successful career. That when you get your big house and your big car, you will suddenly become happy.

And well for a time, that philosophy just about works. It is easy to lose yourself, to lose your way, (particularly if you are feeling low and vulnerable), to become dazzled by all the shiny and bright things, to try to escape into this supposedly beautiful dream of promised luxury.

In reality, in terms of your spiritual health, which I now know is the only true home of genuine love and happiness, this lifestyle will get you absolutely nowhere.

When you are trapped like a pawn in societies’ game, and you eventually start to get some of that materialistic stuff that your mind and ego were told you needed, you then begin to realise, well hey ! this isn’t making me happy. So off you go again on the next quest to pacify the desires implanted into your subconcious. And after achieving that and the momentary wave of pleasure accompanying it fades away, then the true nagging, emptiness comes right back. And once more you set off on the never ending rollercoaster of suffering and desire. That rollercoaster seemed pretty exciting first time you got on it, even thrilling but after a while it just makes your head spin, makes you want to vomit and cry, or makes you numb and turns you into a zombie feeling dead on the inside. 

Well that nagging feeling is coming from your soul. And while your ego may be temporarily satiated by some physical or emotional pleasure. Such as drugs, casual sex, comfort and over eating, empty achievements of superiority over your fellow human beings, or even the latest designer goods and accessories. That nagging feeling, that empty hole just won’t ever fill from any of that stuff.

After having experienced this cycle more than a few times, the fortunate amongst us begin to wake up, they begin to think, they begin to question.

At first unfortunately this can bring even more discomfort as false illusions are shattered and fall apart. But with persistence you eventually start to see and understand your true essence and you discover what is truly important to you in your life. And that hole, that emptiness deep inside you begins to be filled in with the right meaningful things. For the first time you slowly start to experience a real consistent peace, happiness and genuine well being.

So for 2011, I encourage you to begin this journey to think and to question, to free your mind and soul. To break away from the whims and greed of society and those in it who use spin and tactics for their own twisted interests to manipulate your mind and emotions.

So forget about those longings for a new flash car, a bigger house, a promotion or any other new trinkets to add to the multitude you have already gotten and forgotten about. Forget too about conforming to a society and those in it who have been taken over by gluttony and out of control maniac egos. Break the spell they have on you. Stop trying to please these people, to look for their acceptance and validation, for as soon as you comply with their requests they change the rules and the torment in your head just starts all over again.

So forget these things.

Instead start to think and figure out once and for all what you really believe in and commit yourself to start living a real fulfilling journey with those meaningful beliefs.

Once you gain control over your mind, you’re going to be able to see clearly and start to make the right decisions which are going to have a tremendously good impact on your life. You will empower yourself.

So how can we begin to go about this ?

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Every week in this blog, I will be adding new articles, tips, news and features about how you can increase your well being in all aspects of your mind, body and soul. I will be writing about the methods of the great philosophies and medical systems of the ancient Eastern masters and also any relevant information and knowledge from current teachers, scientists and gurus from all around the world.

 

Articles will cover everything about life and beyond. From how to manage your diet, exercise and lifestyle, to looking after your mental and emotional health, to the really important stuff of finding peace, joy, love and fulfilment in your existence, and making an investment in your long term spiritual well being. I will also be providing a fresh perspective and guide on up to date trends and new technologies in our modern society. In particular, I will be discussing and highlighting any parts which may pose a risk and be hazardous to our mental, physical or emotional health.

 All these issues will be discussed over time in this blog. When you have been given the right information and have learnt the right techniques, you will be surprised how much healthier and happier you can make your life, with just a little effort and practice in your daily routine. So be sure to check back regularly, or you might miss out on some helpful and insightful, great new ways of seeing and understanding life.

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