Sunday 10 March 2013

Centenarians: what can they teach us?

Below I have posted a link to some two minutes audio plays from 8 centenarians. Trying to convey their message is impossible so I recommend you to take this 16 minutes or so or only watch Esther Tuttle and Hazel Miller.   

The forgotten (ignored) wisdom of the elders in society is a crime to ourselves. In the ancient Indian language, prajnaparadha means: crimes against wisdom. One of these crimes is ignoring the wisdom from our elders, this has brought us to a point where most of us are essentially emotional babies, the ability of great change and growth without guidance = destruction, emotional, physical, ecological, environmental. More illness than ever, more depression and anxiety than ever this whilst our environment is crumbling to shit around us (excuse my language) is there a connection? Well of course there is...

Our elders had the same amount of challenges but their challenges were mostly about survival and creating some comfort. This generation doesn’t have to worry about survival and has comfort compared to them but the way we spent and earn money leaves us feeling empty handed and feeling out of control. Perhaps the biggest change is media imposed norms and values and mechanical, electrical, visual and auditory and sensory distraction leaves the need for reflection of how we feel in our skin and why we feel like that and the consequent: what can or should we do about this, behind. Well... the need is still there, this is an essential part of evolution and adaptation, but fundamentally missing in most people, due to modern life distractions.  

Here Nutritionist, herbalist, life coaches, hypnosis, psychotherapy, acupuncture, mind-body therapies and many more are filling a gap, all in their own right look at disease and ill-health in what is call holistic way (this word has negative hippyish connotations) but in essence it brings life back into living. Less about being robots of the monetary system, and being discarded when you stop to fulfill a monetary function.

Smiling, laughing, quality time with friend and family, unconditional joy and care, consciousness of ourselves how we feel in our skin and what we ourselves would really like to feel like and like to do.

Emotional obstacles
Physical obstacles
Ill health
Dis-ease in any form

All play an important part in regaining life and health.

Hormonal issues, depression, High blood pressure, arthritis, anxiety, autism spectrums disorders, diabetes, weight issues, chronic physical injuries, auto-immune conditions...

How to get back on track recovering from or managing an physical or mental illness, relative benign or very serious is always possible along side, beyond mainstream medical care or as a sole therapy in many case much more efficient.  Give yourself the chance to feel great again. At the therapy room we have many different therapies and amazing therapist. For those who don’t know where to start there is also a free service that helps you choose if and what therapy would best help you. Make an appointment today!

The Therapy room team

Author: Robert Tempelaar ND Dipherb

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