The Four Rules Of Being Human
The four rules of being human, to increase productivity and performance. Have you ever thought about what’s required to function as a human being. Let’s face it, we live in an age of technology that’s moving so fast, all these things put there to make life easier for us. Somehow for some reason there seems to be more stress in the world. More health problems. People not being able to cope so much as they should, so what’s going on?
We can easily jump on the band wagon of blaming the technology, if you like. Technology has always been here, think of Gutenberg’s press, widely regarded as the most important invention of the second millennium, the seminal event which ushered in the modern period of human history It’s just happening faster nowadays. If we look at it, technology is not the problem, so long as you use it as your servant.
Let’s go back to when we first began, hundred and fifty thousand, two hundred thousand years ago. We’re really not much different to what humans were back then and there’s four rules, four basic things that need to be put into place to function, as a professional human being was designed to.
These four things are,
- If you look at statistics, seventy percent of people nowadays do no exercise. We must move, we must exercise, because our lymph system doesn’t have a pump like the heart pumps blood around the body. To activate the lymph system, requires movement. The only exercise you really need, the most natural exercise you need is to walk and to do body weight exercises that activate the lymph system.
If you look at animals and more traditional cultures, the clues are there. That’s what they do, they walk most of the time and then they have quick bursts of running to either catch something or run away for something. If we incorporate that in our modern life in the form of lymphatic exercises of push up and squats and lymphatic leg raises, abdominal leg raises if you like. That is all you need to do for exercise.
- Next we need to look at our diet, there’s so many diets out there, so many diets. If there was a diet that worked, there only be one, the one that worked. All we need to do is get back to basics. Nature gives us everything we need and if you really want the perfect weight loss system, here it is.
Eat real food, mainly plants. Eat only when you’re hungry and stop eating when you feel full. When you eat in this manner, you’re eating to satisfy the state of living, not living to satisfy hunger. There are other reasons why we’re eating when we’re not hungry and putting on weight, but that’s not for this post.
- Okay, the next thing is flexibility, with people sitting around so much nowadays, not doing much. Muscles in the body become tight and tense and the tension in our lives, the stress in our lives is putting this tension into our bodies also. Most people would believe or even been told to believe it’s part of aging or its genetics.
Well for most part, it’s none of that. It’s that people are inflexible, and all you need to do is start stretching, but specific stretching, focussed stretching. If you just start with seven minutes a day, a forward bend, a back bend, a side bend and a twist. If you apply these four directions with a stretch applied to it, and focus really is the key to this. This is the secret to living without pain.
- Next thing we need also is to have a flexible mind. Everybody’s so plugged into technology nowadays. Most people think when they relaxing, they sitting watching TV or watching something, some sort of device. Well really, they’re not shutting out, they’re not relaxing, they’re actually having more input from some other electronic media putting information into their mind.
The best way to develop a flexible mind is through meditative process, inner mind processes, self-hypnosis, and meditation. There are plenty of apps out there, there’s plenty of CD’s you can listen to, plenty of things with brain entrainment technology. Any of these things are good. By far the most profound meditative experience comes from not using any props and learning to become still. While being the most difficult to achieve, once you’ve achieve this, you’ve experienced a profound state of peace.
When you do just these four basic things, and learn to control technology, learn to treat it as your servant, you’re going to function better, the stress, the symptoms of your stress is going to go away. Just start incorporating this into your life every day.
Exercise by walking and body weight exercise. Stretching, which you can do the basic stretches in seven minutes. Learn to eat properly, real food, mainly plants. Eat only when you’re hungry and stop eating when you’re full. Learn, every day to take time out to become still.
Try it out; integrate it into your life. It’s not a matter if, “I don’t have enough time.” Doing these things lets you become a time bandit. There’s plenty of time, try it for a couple of weeks and see if it doesn’t make significant noticeable changes in your life.
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Ray is a “Human Performance Specialist” using hypnosis, musculoskeletal bodywork, flexibility systems, meditation facilitation and pattern reframing, with an integrated approach to mind body systems for rapid results. You can get a complimentary “Meditation For Stress Management” mp3 at https://allstressmanagement.com