Saturday, June 18, 2011

Introduction to The Science of Being Well

"The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself."
— Wallace Wattles

Today I will be starting a new series based on The Science of Being Well by Wallace D. Wattles. You are cordially invited to download the unabridged version of this book in pdf format. You will find a free link at If you are not a reader and prefer an audio book, you will also find an option to purchase the audio version on the same page.

Wallace D. Wattles was a philosopher and prolific writer. He was born in the mid 1800's and lived until 1911. He is most famous for his "The Science of" series. The Science of Being Well is the second in this trilogy.

Written over 100 years ago, this little book is an action-oriented plan for health and well-being. In a time when so many people find themselves with health issues, following the tenets of "The Science of Being Well" is a simple, albeit alternative, solution for addressing these issues.

Some people are just naturally open to new ideas while others are less willing to investigate alternative approaches to life, or in this case, health.  As the saying goes, "there are many ways to skin a cat." If these ideas are new to you, it is reassuring to note that, generally speaking, we know instantly if something (such as a philosophy of living) is "right" or "true" for us.

As mentioned in a previous post, we will get a sinking feeling in the pit of our stomach when something is just not true for us.  Another description some people use says  that a true statement makes us feel lighter, while a statement that is false makes us feel heavy.

At this point we should make mention that what is true for one person is not necessarily true for another. This is why it is so important to learn to tune in to what is true and right for each of us on an individual basis.  If by some chance you have been taken aback when you said something that sounded "just like your mother, father, etc," we can begin to  appreciate the need to separate ourselves from group thought and identify who we are and which of our beliefs actually belong to us.  Simply asking "Who does this belong to?," for each of our thoughts, will allow us space to determine if a belief belongs to us or if it is a gift from someone else.

This is a simple method for tuning in to your own internal signals...

Think of a time in the past when you had a "feeling" that something was going to go well prior to its occurrence  and then it actually did turn out well.  Think about how you felt when you had that sensation.  Additionally, note the location of the feeling.  Positive sensations are typically  associated with the upper half of the body.  This information will help to become aware of  your intuitive "hits."

There are also tools, such as muscle testing, or applied kinesiology, as well as other training techniques to help us learn to discern this valuable information.  These tools are especially helpful for those who do not yet trust their intuition.

As we begin this philosophical, as well as physical journey, into taking charge of our own health and well-being, we will begin a dialogue with our bodies.  Being present as we tune in to our bodies will give us the best results during our examination of the four voluntary aspects of our life that combine to determine our level of health.

Imagine! This book focuses on the everyday activities of eating, drinking, breathing and sleeping.  We can do this.....We can take charge of our own well being!

Let the journey begin!

How does it get any better than this?

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