One of the happiest moments is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.
Great things never came from comfort zones.
Back around April time this year I started to listen to “The Healing Power of Ayahuasca” by Marc McLean. This book looks at 16 different accounts where people had been failed by western medicine and they decided to turn to the mysterious plant medicine Ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca the hallucinogenic plant medicine that has been used for thousands of years in the Amazonian jungle.
Marc McLean talks about how the medicine saved him at the lowest point of his life. Ayahuasca gifted him a level of emotional and psychological healing he’d never have achieved in a lifetime of therapy.
The 16 people share how they have healed a multitude of illnesses and issues through ayahuasca, including PTSD, depression, sexual abuse trauma, eating disorders, crippling fear, chronic health problems and more.
Ayahuasca helps people to discover who they really are.
Ayahuasca is generally not something that pops up in every day conversation and is not something that a lot of people tend to know about. I did not know anything about it until the start of the year but now it seems to come up in a lot of conversations I have and I have even been shown retreats to go to in order to experience the medicine. Ayahuasca is something that is getting more popular as more people are looking towards alternative medicines rather than western medicine.
Even if you know nothing about Ayahuasca I would recommend this book as the stories are so inspiring and it shows you the power the medicine can have and how it can help to improve so many lives.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I recently listened to Atomic habits: An Easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear. I wanted to listen to this book as I often procrastinate quite a lot in my every day life and wanted to see how I could become more efficient in my personal life. This book was really insightful and showed me how I could make little changes and create new habit that will lead to a more efficient lifestyle.
The book looks at four simple laws to help set and maintain good habits, these are:-
- Make it Obvious
- Make it Attractive
- Make it Easy
- Make it Satisfying
Some of the individual habits he suggests can seem a bit obvious at times but I think until someone else tells you what you should be doing; it’s not really something that you really consider actually changing. Sometimes it takes having it said to you in black and white for it to register properly within yourself and for you to then start to consider how you can start to bring these habits into your everyday life.
I would recommend listening to this book if you are looking to make small changes to your life that could make a huge improvement.
Last night I completed the 2nd run of the first week of the couch to 5k app. This consisted of a 5 minute warm up walk and 8x 60 second runs which alternate with 7x 90 second walks and then a 5 minute cool down walk. Overall you end up running for 8 minutes in total.
I am really enjoying the app so far and I am enjoying trying to be more active. I have the final run to complete on Friday and then it is on to week 2. The program consists of 9 weeks.
I am really looking forward to seeing how far I can progress with this app.