What I have learnt after reading 50 books on holistic health

Dayne Barkley
Jul 23, 2018 · 4 min read

That I know so little.

I can humbly admit that after reading 50 books from some of the greatest minds on all things of the Body, Mind, and Spirit.

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are not your body

You have a body, but you are not your body. You are something much more than that.

We are all connected

As quantum physics states, energy cannot be destroyed only transformed. We are beings made up of atoms vibrating at such a high frequency. When we die we may leave our physical bodies but our core essence of spirit lives on beyond what our human senses can perceive.

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We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.

— Alan Watts

Don’t forget to laugh

No matter how hard life can get, no matter the circumstances and relationships we go through, the ability to stand back and have a laugh at it all and at yourself consistently may be one of the most important of them all. My Nan was my best teacher and inspiration for this. Being blind for the later part of her life and was never able to see what her grandchildren grew up to look like. She could always have a laugh and boy was it a laugh that brought a smile to your face.


Dayne Barkley writes on holistic health and lifestlye hacks at daynebarkley.com

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