Monday, May 25, 2009

Putting Fear in Its Place

As you move forward on your journey from where you are to where you want to be, you are going to have to confront some of your fears. Fear is a just a natural part of living.
Whenever you start a new project, take on a new venture, or put yourself out there, there's usually some fear involved. Unfortunately, most people let fear stop them from taking the necessary steps to achieve their dreams.
Confronting your fears is a very necessary step in achieving success.
There is simply no other way.
Fear can be a helpful emotion, as it tells you when you need to be extra careful, keenly aware, and cautious. Fear is not an emotion that is telling you to stop. In fact, it's telling you just the opposite!
Acknowledging your feelings of fear helps you know when you are stepping out of your comfort zone. It points your awareness to areas where you could improve and grow.
Successful people also feel fear. Yet they don't let it get in the way of anything they want to do--or have to do. They understand that fear is something to be acknowledged, experienced, and taken along for the ride. They have learned, as author Susan Jeffers suggests in her must-read book, to "Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway®."
Fear is more of a signal that we should stay alert and cautious. We can feel fear, but we can still move forward anyway.
Think of fear as a 2-year-old child who doesn't want to go grocery shopping with you. Because you must buy groceries, you'll just have to take the two year old with you. Fear is no different. In other words, acknowledge that fear exists but don't let it keep you from doing important tasks.
Also realize that so many of our fears are self-created. We might frighten ourselves by fantasizing negative outcomes to any activity we might peruse or experience. Luckily, because we are the ones doing the fantasizing, we are also the ones who can stop the fear and bring ourselves into a state of clarity and peace by facing the actual facts, rather than giving in to our imaginations.
If a fear is too great for you to overcome, try breaking it down into smaller challenges.
Try starting out by doing the parts of the project that don't scare you so much. You need to give a speech in front of a large group? Try giving your speech in front of a small group of people who care for you. Work your way up until you are able to feel the fear but still move forward. As you do you will build your confidence and eventually you won't feel fear surrounding those issues because you'll have done them enough to count it as a skill.
As you move toward your goal, don't attach yourself so much to the outcomes.
Keep moving toward your dream doing everything you can to create what you want, then let it go and see what shows up. Sometimes the universe will have a better idea in mind for you and present a better opportunity when you were expecting something completely different. Don't let fear keep you from moving forward. Even if the horrible outcome that you imagined happens, the universe will always provide for you another way to succeed. So be on the look out!
Trust that no matter what occurs, you are smart enough and strong enough to keep looking for, and attracting, opportunities.
If you are willing to try new experiences in spite of your fears, then more new experiences will present themselves for you to try. And the more you try, the more you are likely to succeed!
© 2009 Jack Canfield
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


"If you are not out to change the world, your whole life is a waste of time." - Reggie

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Message to Garcia

In all this Cuban business there is one man stands out on the horizon of my memory like Mars at perihelion.

When war broke out between Spain and the United States, it was very necessary to communicate quickly with the leader of the Insurgents. Garcia was somewhere in the mountain fastnesses of Cuba - no one knew where. No mail or telegraph message could reach him. The president must secure his cooperation, and quickly. What to do!

Someone said to the President, "There is a fellow by the name of Rowan will find Garcia for you, if anybody can."

Rowan was sent for and given a letter to be delivered to Garcia. How the "fellow by the name of Rowan" took the letter, sealed it up in an oilskin pouch, strapped it over his heart, in four days landed by night off the coast of Cuba from an open boat, disappeared into the jungle, and in three weeks came out on the other side of the Island, having traversed a hostile country on foot, and delivered his letter to Garcia - are things I have no special desire now to tell in detail. The point I wish to make is this: McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, "Where is he at?"

By the Eternal! There is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statues placed in every college of the land.

It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing - "Carry a message to Garcia."

General Garcia is dead now, but there are other Garcias. No man who has endeavored to carry out an enterprise where many hands were needed, but has been well-nigh appalled at times by the imbecility of the average man - the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it.

Slipshod assistance, foolish inattention, dowdy indifference, and half-hearted work seem the role; and no man succeeds, unless by hook or crook or threat he forces or bribes other men to assist him; or mayhap, God in His goodness performs a miracle, and sends him an Angel of Light for an assistant.

You, reader, put this matter to a test: You are sitting now in your office - six clerks are within call. Summon any one and make this request: "Please look in the encyclopedia and make a brief memorandum for me concerning the life of Correggio."

Will the clerk quietly say, "Yes, sir," and go do the task? On your life he will not. He will look at you out of a fishy eye and ask one or more of the following questions:

Who was he?

Which encyclopedia? Where is the encyclopedia?

Was I hired for that?

Don't you mean Bismarck?

What's the matter with Charlie doing it?

Is he Dead?

Is there any hurry?

Sha'n't I bring you the book and let you look it up for yourself.

What do you want to know for?

And I will lay you ten to one that after you have answered the question and explained how to find the information, and why you want it, the clerk will go off and get one of the other clerks to help him to try to find Garcia - and then come back and tell you there is no such man. Of course, I may lose my best, but according to the Law of Average I will not. Now, if you are wise, you will not bother to explain to your "assistant" that Correggio is indexed under the C's, not the K's, but you will smile very sweetly and say, "Never mind," and go look it up yourself. And this incapacity for independent action, this moral stupidity, this infirmity of the will, this unwillingness to cheerfully catch hold and lift - these are the things that put pure Socialism so far into the future. If men will not act for themselves, what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all? - Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard and his wife, Fran, were dear and close friends of my father and mother. As a youngster I sat (literally) at his feet and was properly awed of his personality and wisdom.

I often heard Elbert tell his famous "Message to Garcia." Because it's much too good to let it drift away into limbo, I felt I should nostalgically present a memorial copy to a few of my friends.

Please accept it in this spirit and as a reminder that America has produced in Elbert Hubbard one of its finest. - Dave Palmer July 4, 1966

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5 Branches Of Philosophy

  1. Metaphysics

  • Your view of the nature of reality or the nature of the universe

  • Where am I?

Medical: Mechanistic - the whole is equal to the sum of it's parts.

Chiropractic: - Vitalistic - the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.

2. Epistemology

  • The theory of knowledge

  • How do I know?

Medical: Randomized controlled clinical trials


Chiropractic: Deduction


Outcome assessment

Anecdotal case study

3. Ethics

  • A code of values that directs ones choices and actions

  • What do I do?

  • Value zone

  • Selfless service vs. profit

  • Money

  • Proper exchange of values

  • Who owns your life?

4. Politics

  • Ethics applied to social functions

"It is a moral crime to support ideas with which you disagree. It is a moral crime to support your own destruction." - Ayn Rand

5. Esthetics

  • The artistic representations or your philosophical views

  • Your Chiropractic technique

Monday, May 11, 2009

One Cause One Cure

There is but one cause in disease,

the bodies inability to comprehend (adapt) itself

and/or its environment.

There is but one cure in disease,

the bodies ability to heal itself.

And there is only one thing

any doctor can do for a patient.

And that is to remove an obstruction to healing,

thus facilitating it.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Does Your Practice Measure Up With DD Palmer's Practice?

In 1902, seven short years after the birth of chiropractic, DD Palmer was practicing his art, science, and philosophy in Davenport, IA. He had a private practice and a one adjusting room office. Private practice had a different meaning for him back then.

There was about one hundred chiropractors in the entire world. Less than 1% of the population ever heard of the word chiropractic, and far less had any understanding of what chiropractic is and what we do. In 1902, DD practiced in rural Iowa in a sparsely populated area in the middle of farms. This was really "private" practice. He was alone and isolated.

However, he had a purpose and a vision. He was consumed with a burning desire to share his discovery with the world in spite of the fact there were no laws governing the practice of chiropractic and what he was doing was against the law. You should even be aware of the fact that DD Palmer did go to jail for practicing medicine without a license so you and I can practice with freedom today.

In 1902 in his one room office with two adjusting benches and lots of patient gowns hanging from the walls, he adjusted 11,389 patients. Yes, you read that correctly. He averaged 219 patient visits a week at a time when he was swimming upstream as a single doctor caring for people in a way that was illegal and unheard of. By the way DD Palmer practiced part time.

So with all that going against him, why was DD adjusting far more people every week back in 1902 than the average chiropractor adjusts today? The average chiropractor adjusts 100 visits a week today and everyone alive knows about chiropractic. Everyone also knows that it is legal, recognized and woven into the fabric of our culture.

We have the luxury of modern media, modern communication systems and modern equipment. There are thousands of us and we even have tons of research validating what we do. Is your practice bigger than DD's was in 1902, and if not, when will you take it over the top?
Source: Bob Hoffman, D.C., The Masters Circle

Friday, May 1, 2009

Philosophy, Science & Art...some thots

The objective of this blog is to summarize the thots of a number of our professions most committed and passionate chiropractors regarding their understanding of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. It is the culmination of a number of perspectives in an attempt to add to one’s own understanding and educate those less versed in the essence of this great profession.

Intelligence expresses itself everywhere and those individuals interviewed observe the expression of intelligence all around them everywhere they go and have a very special respect for it. They all have a deep understanding and admiration for universal intelligence, innate intelligence and educated intelligence. They all agree examination of the living reveals marvelous organization. This amazing awe-inspiring display of organization leaves no doubt there is an incredibly masterful intelligence involved. All agree there is an inherent wisdom, an inborn consciousness, an innate intelligence found in all living things and all life is animated by this wisdom within.

All acknowledge and have admiration for the natural self regulating, self maintaining, self evolving and self healing ability of every living individual. Chiropractors, with an understanding of their philosophy and the ability to apply and work in harmony with its unyielding principles, rely on innate intelligence to control, sustain, advance and repair the body. The nervous system is used by the innate intelligence of the body to be in command of and synchronize all functions of the body. The purpose of chiropractic is to ensure an individual’s nerve system is functioning with no interference since the ability to heal is primarily but not exclusively controlled by the nervous system.

Subluxation interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses. It is a very potent point of interaction where vital wisdom can be blocked or interfered with. Chiropractic helps the individual better express the wisdom within by removing interference. One of the worst things that can happen to an individual is to pass through the journey of life with subluxation. Of paramount importance is keeping an individual’s nervous system free from interference allowing it to express health and wellness to levels never before experienced. All felt their success and ability to sustain their success has been driven by the passion and knowledge they can restore normal physiology and increase human potential by removing subluxations.

When discussing universal, innate and educated intelligence all were in agreement universal is most important. Universal intelligence controls everything. Universal intelligence has been expressing organization, structures with wisdom and structures that can recreate themselves throughout history. It is this wisdom and organization, this intangible intelligence that expresses itself throughout the universe which is the fundamental principle upon which our profession rests. All were grounded by the straightforward fundamental principle in chiropractic which states: There is a universal intelligence constantly giving to matter all of its properties and activities thus maintaining it in existence.

To differentiate the intelligence found in living things from the non-living we say there is an inborn, rather an innate intelligence. This innate intelligence expresses itself within living matter allowing matter to adapt to an ever changing milieu; non-living matter is unable to adapt. Just as universal intelligence is found everywhere in the universe, innate intelligence is that part of universal intelligence woven into the fabric of all living matter. Innate intelligence expresses itself 100% at all times. Its expression is as great in the genius as it is in the moron.

Finally there is educated intelligence, part of innate intelligence, which is a part of universal intelligence. Educated intelligence pales in comparison to the innate intelligence of the body or the intelligence of the universe. Educated intelligence is knowledge we have learned. There is more wisdom in the sleeping newborn than our educated mind could ever hope to realize. Educated intelligence has no idea how to run our body. As a matter of fact educated pays no attention to or could care less as to what’s going on in the body. Your educated mind is just along for the ride as innate intelligence orchestrates the symphony of life within. The three intelligences are really just different levels of expression of the concept of intelligence or consciousness in the entire universe.

With a thorough understanding of the three intelligences, these doctors apply this knowledge to the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Our philosophy tells us why we want to do what we do as chiropractors. The science tries to explain the how which happens in what we do and the art is what you do about it.

Chiropractic philosophy defines who we are, what we are and what we do. Our philosophy gives motivation and direction to our profession. Our philosophy gives direction to science as well as the research which supports it. Our philosophy has us thinking about whole body function rather than individual body parts and symptoms.

Science needs philosophy and philosophers to explain what science means just as philosophy and philosophers need science to stimulate new and far reaching questions to contemplate. Science tells us our whole body is controlled and harmonized by the nervous system. Science has indeed shown us the patient’s body is far more intelligent than our educated mind. Science has shown us the nervous system is most vulnerable at the spinal level. It is here the art of chiropractic comes into play.

With an understanding of chiropractic philosophy they recognize their educated mind takes a subservient role to the body’s innate intelligence which is the true healer. Subluxation interferes with the conduction of nerve impulses. Our role is to eliminate these interferences so the body’s innate intelligence can convey itself more completely. Regardless of the technique used, chiropractic without the adjustment is empty and the adjustment without philosophy is misdirected. The art in chiropractic is the specific adjustment of a subluxation for the expressed purpose of synergizing innate intelligence, innate matter and innate force enhancing human performance. Adjusting the spine for this purpose makes our profession very unique. Chiropractic allows an individual to regain, improve and make the most of one’s health by natural means in a way in which no other profession can or does.

It’s no surprise the individuals interviewed are highly respected leaders of the profession. Common among them is their unwavering respect, understanding and application of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Each in their own unique way is able to gracefully elucidate this philosophy at the same time as being true to its principles. It was apparent in speaking to these individuals they owned this philosophy so perfectly so completely it was part of their being. All unequivocally certain one cannot be totally human without chiropractic care. It is obvious these individuals are where they are today in large part due to their passion and commitment to the profession. However, to a far greater extent the success of these individuals has been their talent in being steadfast to chiropractic’s philosophy, the philosophy of life.


I would like to thank Dr. David Koch, Dr Joe Strauss, Dr. Chuck Gibson, Dr. Rob Scott and Dr Reggie Gold, all highly respected leaders in chiropractic, for their words and thots I have been privileged to weave together in order to give yet another perspective on the Philosophy, Science and Art of Chiropractic.

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Chiropractic philosophy is an exercise of one’s educated intelligence, the starting point of understanding and application of the science and art. Subservient to innate intelligence, educated intelligence recognizes there is more biological wisdom within the sleeping newborn than one could ever hope to attain in one hundred lifetimes. Innate intelligence orchestrates the symphony of life as educated intelligence enjoys the ride through universal intelligence.

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Some Positive Food For Thot

You are what you are and where you are by what you have put into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what you put into your mind.
Zig Zigler

You put the good stuff in;
You get the good stuff out!
Garbage in; garbage out!

The choice is yours!!!

A Poem for Thot:

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
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For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
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Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.
Author Unknown

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