Welcome to Day #2!
Today we address the one key barrier you must release to heal.
I’ll introduce this to you with an excerpt from Dr. Ben’s Health
Insights (which you’ll continue to receive after this 7 day series
if you’re subscribed).
Identifying and releasing this barrier is so key that you’ll
want to take a few quiet moments with this, and then be sure to
“anchor” what you learn by leaving your comments, questions, or
Just before sitting down to write this, I was feeling fatigued
and a bit of “brain fog”, and though I felt pressured to keep
working, I decided to step outside for a moment for a quick bike
Biking in the warm sunshine and then through the
forest and past farm fields, breathing in the fresh
after-rain air, feeling the breeze and getting my body
moving was refreshing and restorative, and renewed my
concentration and focus, as well as my joy.
Yet I almost kept working feeling that I didn’t have the twenty
minutes to spare for this bike ride.
How many of you push yourselves because there’s
**never enough time and always more to do?**
In my coaching of clients and my own personal experience
recently, the issue of “never enough” has repeatedly come up,
and before we go further in to specific physical advice, I felt
this was a big enough and general enough issue to address today.
In treating the whole person as I work with clients, I begin
where a person is most ready to start–addressing either physical,
emotional, or spiritual health and expanding from there.
There are many resources that address the physical in terms
of nutrition, supplements, herbs, detoxifying, exercise
techniques, and so on, many of which I will share with you
in this letter series, but here’s a key:
Unless you let go of the feeling of never doing enough, and
ultimately not being enough, at a core level you will always
have a barrier to full healing and peace.
In my own family I saw my mother struggle with this for many
years. As a nurse, she strove to keep up with both the
latest medical news as well as nutritional and alternative
information. When she suddenly found herself fighting an
aggressive cancer untreatable by conventional medicine, she
did extensive research to find the best, and what she hoped
was the “right”, alternative treatment, which she pursued
diligently in terms of physical regimens and action, yet she
never found a way to integrate all that she did in to a
healthy framework that nurtured her soul as well as her
body–it was never “enough”–yet because of the real pressure
and threat of her cancer, she also never felt she could
relax and address the less tangible, “softer”, internal
issues–much as I almost felt too pressured to take the
twenty minute bike ride today that refreshed my body and
How has “never enough” affected you?
How many of you moms feel badly about how you fed your kids
today, or what you ate yourself today?
How many of you moms and dads feel badly about the time you
didn’t spend with your kids today?
How many of you feel you didn’t do enough in your school
work, your job, your household tasks, or you business
How do you think those feelings affect you as you go
to sleep and affect your energy and motivation the next day?
Now, what’s the antidote?
The glass is always half full or half empty.
Begin to take note of the half full part, and build
Learn to “get from the day” as speaker Jim Rohn
says, rather than just through the day.
End your day giving thanks and accepting yourself as you are
now so that you’re free to learn, grow, and develop the next
day without coming from a place of striving and “never enough.”
Here is a wonderful affirmation from author Louise Hay,
which you can use by putting your own name in place of hers:
Louise, you are wonderful, and I love you.
This is one of the best days of your life.
Everything is working out for your highest good.
Whatever you need to know is revealed to you.
Whatever you need comes to you.
All is well.
Say this to yourself in the mirror every morning for the next
7 days, and leave your comments, questions, and experiences
P.S. Tomorrow we’ll talk about another “antidote” to “never enough”. Talk to you then!
Copyright 2008-2016 Ben Lo, MD