The Three Treasures

A part of the Dao Te Ching, Lao Tzu speaks on the topic of the three treasures.

I have found this particular lesson is most useful for people of at least 40 years of life experience.

The first treasure is Love.  Spend you time doing the things you love to do.  If you find yourself spending time doing something you don’t love, then either learn to love it or do something else.

The second treasure is Moderation.  Do what you love doing in moderation.  Too much of anything causes imbalances in your body and mind and leads to catastrophes.

The third treasure is Humility.  This one doesn’t quite translate well.  He doesn’t speak of the type of humility like bowing before a greater power.  This humility is a reminder that as you become successful in life there will be riches, rewards, admiration, and other things happen.  Being humble is keeping focused on doing what you love and not getting lost in the trappings of success.

Remind yourself of these simply truths each day and the reward will be many years of continued happiness and success for you and everyone you can help.

Thoughts on Equality

I so look forward to getting to work each morning. I revel in the opportunity to help people recover from serious health problems.

My thoughts this morning are again on equality. Can two individual human beings be equal? I like to split the human experience into four parts. Which of these parts can be brought to equal across a group of people?

Time (24 hours/day)                    – Time (24 hours/day)
Talent (10,000 different skills)   – Talent (different cluster of natural skills)
Training (compounds over time) – Training – (different paths lead to different places)
Treasure (hand-me-downs)         – Treasure (more debt than treasure)
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Success (fulfilled and generous)    -Failure (fearful and dangerous)

These factors carry varying weight and can shift as time passes.

Notice the only part of this equation that is actually equal on both sides is time.

Time is where we are equal.

What we each do with our time as it passes creates separation or understanding between us. Then the beat goes on….  Each pulse we all loose time, gain experience, face challenges, and live on.

Dealing with personal paradox

This is something I meditate on regularly. How can I speak up on issues I find important when they seem to counter to each other?   How can I assemble a workable world view when the various parts are in conflict with each other?

 

For example, I spend most of my days trying to help Life express itself by removing distortions, imbalances, or stagnation in the flow of chi through the skeleton, skin, mind and nervous system.  It would be easy to assume, and you would be right that I am against abortion.

I am a veteran, father, Oathkeeper, watchdog, guardian and other duties.  Which explains why I am in strong support of the 2nd amendment of the formative contract that allows a government to exist among a free people.

How do these seemingly opposite positions come together in a single world view?  I’ll answer this in the comments later today.  Please feel free to chime in.

DrD

Prescribing Trends: Not a Pretty Picture

There are safe, cheap effective alternatives for all chronic conditions people suffer with. We need to split modern medicine into two parts.

The American ER is top notch. 

Prescribing patented chemicals to suppress the symptoms of chronic decay is not you best option. Ask me for details.

“Spending on prescription drugs in the Unites States has risen nearly 6-fold since 1990, reflecting substantial increases in treatment of chronic conditions and subsequent polypharmacy. As many as 45% of Americans have at least 1 diagnosed chronic condition, and 60% of the most prescribed medications were for hypertension, high cholesterol levels and diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of the US population and 40% of people older than age 60 take 5 medications or more.”

 

Prescribing Trends: Not a Pretty Picture.

The FDA has gone rogue

If you haven’t heard, the FDA is trying very hard to limit your access to vitamins, herbs and natural health products.  Fortunately, thanks to your efforts we have delayed their assault on your freedom to choose your own methods for taking care of your health.  Unfortunately, this rogue government agency has renewed it’s efforts in the past couple of weeks.  In fact, as the linked article points out, the authors of the  Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), Senators Harkin and Hatch have tried to explain the intent of this law to the FDA, yet the FDA has decided to ignore the very authors of the law and continue their efforts to redefine it’s authority to pre-approve all natural products before they will be allowed to be sold in America.

Please read the short article and take actions steps to let Congress know you are watching this developing problem and insist they reign in this rogue agency.

http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-says-no-to-the-senators-who-drafted-dshea/

Open House and important message from Dr. Mercola

I hope this message finds everyone well.

I am happy to announce my first open house in many years.

Wednesday September 21, 2011 starting at 6:30 pm

Are you having a hard time explaining to your friends why you feel so good?

Just bring em in and let me explain the joys of the chiropractic lifestyle.

I am working on some door prizes and other surprises, so call the office at 436-9355 and let them know you are coming!

 

Now, please watch Dr. Mercola as he raises a VERY IMPORTANT issue for anyone interested in keeping your access to natural foods and supplements.

The FDA is not following it’s mandate