Evolve is a comprehensive modern guidebook for the courageous seeker of truth. The 'edge-runners' who know there is something more to life & want an introduction blending science & spirituality. It takes you on a real journey through your own life, illuminating limiting beliefs & negative habit patterns you might have picked up along the way.
A handbook that integrates a serious message in a light hearted manner. It explores the fundamentals of Human functioning, psychologically, physiologically & energetically. evolve offers practical tools to increasing your balance & wellness, supporting suggestions with well referenced science.
Evolve explores topics such as social interaction, relationships, parenting, sleep disturbances, exercise, diet, toxins, drugs, new science, physics of energy medicine, work, stress, meditation & enlightenment.
The fundamental principles at evolve’s core have been derived from observations of nature's mechanisms & include: Holism, Acceptance, Courage, Surrender, Practice & Doing Your Best
Holism (The whole is greater than the sum of its parts)
Holistic basically means the entire, the whole, complete, without absence of anything. Things can only be what they are because everything else is not them. In other words, nothing is anything without everything else. Everything must change at once.
Realise you’re complete only with every other part of your. This is the nature of Acceptance rather than Rejection.
Acceptance (It's about inclusion never exclusion)
We see the fundamentals of this World being expressed in the nature of duality. There are always at least two things. The Chinese referred to these as Yin & Yang. We can see the effect of this duality fundamental throughout our own constructions, for example: Introvert/Extrovert, Good/Bad, Pretty/Ugly, Hot/Cold, Love/Hate, destruction/construction. We all want to be around 'good' things & avoid 'bad' things. This in itself is natural, but is it nature? Nature is ultimately accepting in all its actions. It really doesn't mind what goes on. To nature all is as it's supposed to be.
As such there is a power, nay a freedom within the principle of acceptance. You can still have your duality opinion of something & still accept it. Like the alcoholics have to accept their condition before they can move on, so too must you accept the situation before you can free yourself from the pain of it. You will need courage.
Courage comes from the old French 'Corage' meaning heart. It's from heart one must choose to embrace all parts of self, bravely admitting weaknesses & strengths. It's from this place of recognising your emotions they’re acknowledged & validated. You have to be brave & breathe into & through your emotions. The only way through is through!
Surrender (Give up to Win)
One must give up the fight. You have to let go to receive. This principle has been known for generations to strategists in war. Bruce Lee knew it well when he said "The art of fighting without fighting". Most people believe they must keep pushing, keep resisting, keep fighting. In doing so they trap themselves in the very thing they’re trying to fight against. What you resist persists! You are the feeder of the issue you wish you never had.
Practice (Make Positive Habits)
We’re creatures of Habit. We’re experts in our own habit systems. We spend a lifetime practicing habits that might not support our happiness & balance. We must work equally hard to free ourselves from our addictive habit behaviours. So as with meditation, yoga, healthy eating, conscious language - we must practice often to make the learning become habitual. There is no real way around this - you have to put in your energy to make shifts.
Doing Your Best (freedom from Guilt)
You always do your best with the tools you have. No guilt because you couldn’t have chosen any better than your best!
Congratulations, you've won.
About Mark Abadi
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Published January 15, 2013
Self Help, Religion & Spirituality.