I have recently been bombarded with articles/quotes on how to train your mind during endurance races/tough times, mindfulness in the middle of chaos, and I especially love the ones that tell me that “the voice in my head is lying” when it shouts at me to partake in activities that may not be the healthiest of choices. Now I believe that the Universe is sending us a message when we find ourselves faced with the same information but in different forms. And I have always been one to listen and heed those messages because they are usually for the betterment of myself. But man, oh man, do you find yourself sometimes struggling with a current challenge that even the messages aren’t able to get around? Those voices in your head that are arguing both sides, why you should and shouldn’t do whatever, and you are stuck in the middle? I can definitively tell you that acupuncture can help quiet the voices, center your thoughts and allow you to make the best decisions you need in order to be the best that you can be! So for a moment, consider how nice it would be to quiet that internal argument…and then call your acupuncturist! They can help!
So is it possible to find happiness from within and feel grateful? I know I have contemplated and meditated on the concept of this many times while many gurus and teachers tell us that that is where it all comes from. But we are amidst mixed messages when our modern society seems to hold in high regard the opposite, the tangible vs the intangible. And honestly, where does acupuncture fit into all of this?
Acupuncture is a thousands of years old ancient art and medicine that can help free any blockages in the human body which can cause dis-ease, especially the meridians that correspond with our spirit. For you see, Chinese Medicine does not separate the body and the spirit. They are one just as we should be. When the body experiences acupuncture, the energy begins to move back into alignment, a natural homeostasis. This is where old memories and injuries are revisited and resolved. Pain is decreased if not erased and the mind finds a sense of awareness without being bogged down by the excess. It is here that you can find the happiness within. Gratitude can unlock the fullness of life with the subtle assistance of acupuncture.
So if you find yourself struggling through your day with uneasiness or discomfort, remember that there are options out there to help you find the happiness inside you. Or by just starting with creating a gratitude journal or saying thank you more frequently, you will notice a positive shift within.
As Neale Donald Walsh once said, “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.”