We can help you change your life with the C.O.R.E Method
Your mind is where everything happens. It is where you store your values and your beliefs and everything you have experienced or been taught over the years. Some of those values and beliefs (the core of the mind) will propel you forward in life and others will limit you. They influence your body, your finances, your well-being, your family, your work, your happiness, etc. In short, they influence your LIFE. Your belief system is what drives your behaviors and to change your behaviors you must change your belief system. You should question and change the beliefs that limit you. Seek to unlearn what you have learned that limits you and reinforce what propels you forward to a happy and balanced life.
This is where your mind and your soul live. It is a vessel or a temple and you should take care of it as such through exercise, good foods, good habits, stress management, etc. Nobody wants to live in a poorly-managed or unclean and disorderly house. The core of your body’s inner strength is at its center. That’s where all the work to keep you healthy and balanced begins. Food is digested, toxins are eliminated, hormones are produced, blood is circulated. Take care of that machine!
Some religions call this “the spirit” or “the life giving source”. It is our energy, our higher self, our purpose. You are an integral part of this universe, individual and unique and you are here for a reason. You must reconnect with that purpose (the core of your soul) to be in harmony.
We begin with change. You must first realize that you want to change and know what you want to change and why. Are there “pockets of unhappiness” in your life? Is there something you wish could be different and that you could change? You need to avoid walking in a circle – a 360o change will just bring you back to where you were before. Let’s say you are unhappy with your job. You quit and get another one and for a while everything is new and feels like you are on a honeymoon. After a while you find that the new job is just as frustrating as the previous one. Worse is that you might wish you never left the previous job! You need to change the problem at its core.
In order to optimize you need to put the right fuel into a machine. Nutrition is your fuel and you should start there. Our bodies are constantly re-generating themselves and IT DOES MATTER what you put into it. What happens if you build your home with cheap and inadequate materials? The cold will come in, the heat will go out, the roof will leak, the basement will flood, etc. High quality food is the key to having your mind and soul working properly. This is not necessarily easy. You may find yourself craving the junk foods you were eating before. They are made to taste good and look good, not to fuel your engine. Like cheap gasoline, they contain all kinds of additives to make you think you are improving performance. Put cheap gasoline in your car and you will spend a lot of time and money with mechanics. If you stick with it, you will find your energy level increasing and your body functioning better.
Meditation is a great way to reconnect with your mind and soul. It is NOT the same as prayer, which is asking for something. Meditation is listening, not asking. Keep them separate. You can’t listen while you are talking. Prayer is reaching OUT, meditation is reaching IN. It’s the moment when you listen to the universe and reach into your soul.
Meditation will work on your mind. You can also reconnect by working on your body and exercising – preferably in nature. You can feel your body’s reaction to your actions – i.e. you can “listen” to your body.
This is when you feel the harmony and the benefits of changing, optimizing, and reconnecting. I deal with it at the end of this manual. It is sufficient at this point to simply say that if you exceed all others you are a champion, but if you exceed your own limitations, you are INVINCIBLE!