Healing From The Inside Out- A Remedy To Save The World

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth has become a transcending piece of work for many reasons.  For one, earth_in_my_hands1.jpgit clearly exemplifies how we have become a culture of band-aids instead of cures, quick-fix solutions instead of long-term remedies, deferment instead of “dealing with it now”. 

From the 10,000 foot level we have become so ingrained with the belief that “someone else or something else can solve all our problems” that we have forgotten to look within ourselves for the answers. 

You may be scared to hear this, but the only person that can ever truly make you happy, healthy, fulfilled and at peace is YOU.  Similarly, the only thing that you truly have control over with regards to generating positive change in the world is YOU. 

There is no magic pill, no savior and no external remedy that you need now or will ever need.  Any time spent wishing, hoping and lamenting about external solutions is non-productive and reactionary. 

Healing must start from the inside—it will become transparent on the outside once it takes form from a place within.  Let me give you some tangible examples of what I mean:

Healing the Environment from the Inside Out

If you have a strong penchant for saving the planet, then the first thing you should do is look to your OWN actions as opposed to blaming lack of quality leadership, lack of funds, lack of time, etc…on existing conditions.  Every time you feel your mind being pulled in the direction that some insurmountable external factors are 100% causing the problems, pull yourself back to the present moment and ask yourself “what can I do right now to make a positive impact”? 

This is healing from the inside out, and creating the habit of being present and acting in this manner is the answer that you are so desperately searching.

Healing Your Health from the Inside Out

If you are one of hundreds of millions worldwide citizens with weight problems, you might feel that a) healthy foods are not readily available to you b) you don’t earn enough money to eat healthy c) you don’t have enough time to exercise.  Although these sentiments might be very real to you, they also levy any responsibility YOU have for helping yourself lose weight. 

“How can I lose weight amid such conditions” will be your battle cry and you will almost certainly remain as you are.  Or, alternatively, you may find some quick fix solution that allows you to lose weight temporarily but never broaches the real cause of your buy generic viagra overweight condition.  Only through an examination of your internal thoughts and actions, and habituating the art of staying present, can you experience a sustainable remedy. 

This is healing from the inside out, and is a mindset that can be applied to your personal state of well-being as well as to more global conditions.

Healing Your Relationships from the Inside Out

Too many modern-day relationships are marked by anxiety and struggle.  We often think to ourselves, “oh, if only such-and-such person was a different way things would be better for me”.  Truthfully the only thing that will make things better for you is an honest examination of what is going inside your head.  The little chatterbox that causes the internal stress is the genesis of your failing relationships and NOT other people. 

This may be hard to understand, and hard to hear, but it is most certainly true.  Healing from the inside out, when it comes to relationships, transpires through staying present and taking note of the damaging thoughts concerning others that we have become so used to. 

Self Realization is the First Step to Healing from the Inside Out

I can feel some of you cringing in dis-belief as you are reading these words, and feeling that “yes, this is all well and good, but it is not real life—the situations that I am in, and that the world is in, are very real and need to be dealt with accordingly”.  When these thoughts enter your mind, remember that this brand of thinking is what has led you, and the world, into the situations you/we are trying to resolve.  In fact, NOT realizing this is pure madness, no?

There is a better way, and it begins with the philosophy of healing from the inside out.  Only through examination of

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your internal state of being can you attain personal joy, health and success while at the same time contribute to a collective healing of the world and universe we all thrive.

How do you start doing it, and living in this way?  You become conscious of your mind, and you become aware of its self-deprecating thoughts.  You begin to see how the never-ending chatterbox is always pulling you away from an examination of what lies within you, and is always searching for something on the outside to substantiate itself.  You start realizing that this inner voice has pulled a great illusion and made you believe that its dialogue is the real you.

The predominance of mind is no more than a stage in the evolution of human consciousness.  We need to go on to the next stage now as a matter of urgency otherwise, we will be destroyed by the mind, which has grown into a monster

–Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Once you catch even a glimpse of this reality you start becoming more present, and you allow yourself to be healed from the inside.  This is a very real and transcending experience, and is the essence of healing that can remedy your life and the world around you.

BUT, My Life Is Fine!

You may be thinking “well, my life is pretty good, I am generally happy and I don’t really have a need to change my whole way of being as you are suggesting”.  True, the mind that we have become accustomed to as being “us” can also generate feelings of happiness, fulfillment and success. 

But these moments are temporary, and the short-lived feelings of the mind pale in comparison to the enduring peace and joy that arise through present moment awareness and consciousness.  Even if the mind is telling you that you are happy and content, it is usually a function of some external experience that it is currently ensconced and “enjoying”. 

Remember, the answers are not somewhere “out there”, they are already within you.  Healing begins with presence, right here, right now.

I hope this article was motivating and inspires you to start looking internally instead of externally when problems arise in your life and in the world around you.  I look forward to your comments! 

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13 Responses to “Healing From The Inside Out- A Remedy To Save The World”

  1. I agree with you that self realization is the first step but we should be careful, soon we can start to “feed” our ego which can drive you to destroy yourself. I believe that this method can be very effective just the people are afraid everything new and untraditional. It sounded to me strange for the first time because I`m one of the Toronto life insurance brokers and I can`t say that these fields are close to each other. But I`ve found your advices very useful and I will definitely practice it.

  2. Amen brother,

    Your thoughts mirror mine. As a society, we have become immune to the fact that “our part and portion” is the important part, because it is the only one that we can truly affect. If you want change, then change. But don’t expect everyone else to do your work (changing the world) for you. That’s how we got into this mess.

  3. Todd says:

    Thanks for the great comments guys…,much appreciated!
    Todd

  4. I love your articles: consciousness, insight, genuine attempt to walk the right path!!!!
    Todd, I am offering you a new vehicle for change: healing the world through personal intend, group meditation and world healing.
    http://www.TherapeuticReiki.com/blog is the site of ‘We Are One World Healing’. Every month, an ever growing group of people (many healing professionals, but also others) get together, to help heal the planet, from wherever we are. Please join us.

  5. CG Walters says:

    Very good, Todd. Thank you.
    As within, so without.
    Peace and wonder,
    CG

  6. Thanks for sharing. I am reading Tolle’s book A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. It is the first of his books that I have read. I like what he has to say.

  7. Jason Simon says:

    Do you think the world is to be saved by new programs or new ways of thinking. I have introduced the topic at http://opentodifference.com/2007/12/05/if-the-world-is-to-be-saved/

    – Jason Simon
    think open, think different

  8. Todd says:

    Thanks Patricia– I am certainyl going to pick that book up…you are like the 3rd person who has suggested it!

    And Jason, thanks I will take a look!
    Todd

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  10. Louise says:

    Very good article, Todd. My Life Purpose is to connect with, nurture and inspire women towards Inner Peace, from the inside out. It is so important that we get the word out that the only way we can heal properly is if we change from thinking that external forces control our lives and heal from within. I am a BodyTalker who initiates healing from the inside out. Our bodies can heal themselves if we are open to learning new ways of healing, looking within for the answers. Excellent topic, keep up the good work. Louise

  11. Todd says:

    THANKS so much Louise…I am glad you found this article useful :) And keep up the great work YOU are doing!
    Todd

  12. Phyllis Brewer says:

    I agree with this article completely that is why I believe the world is a single entity. now then to see what is causing all of the internal unrest of this global entity is the lack of money or the greed to get more and more which causes wars etc inside this one entity. turmoil and unrest in the individual. By doing away with the culprit money will cause peace, health harmony in the personal and then the global awareness. I had a vision in the 70,s which showed me a plan to do away with this evil whore. The bible call money that. If you are more interested please contact me through this website. thanks. phyllis

  13. bankim says:

    Very good article. I agree with you 100%.
    Please how can I look into myself and what do I need to do in daily life?
    Who am I ? who am I changing to change the world?
    Please give step by step method to change myself as the world is going more into War,Natural disasters and worsening health of humanbeings! How can you stop these world tregedies by changing yourself?
    thx.

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