How do I compress 1000 thoughts, streaming at mach speed through the living organism of this quantum biological processor, into coherent and successive statements that will make sense to the intellect? In this moment, I know fully the visceral meaning of that expression of “… a picture being worth a thousand words! “ So many pictures – and far too many words!
In the last few days, I’ve had this expression of ‘entrepreneurial wellbeing’ floating around inside me. Like a broken record, that phrase plays over and over again… calling to me to flesh out the notion and consider how it might be practically lived in a world that seems so mindlessly committed to externally referencing about everything! If there is one thing that the notion of ‘entrepreneur’ requires, it is that of being internally referenced… BIG TIME!
In today’s world, so many are sick in body, mind and spirit. Our lives are filled with the advice of others seeking to do our best for us; those seeking to guide us, repair us, redesign us and redefine us. From medical advice that comes face-to-face, online or on television, we are constantly seeking outside of ourselves to find that which will bring peace… quiet… serenity… wholeness… to that which feels fractured and lives tumultuously inside of us. Doctors have become for the body what our gods have been for the soul: someone/something ‘out there’ that has a power that is not available to us directly.
We have an ever-growing list of experts and professionals; guides and mentors and gurus; coaches and doctors of all kinds, at-the-ready to dive into all the things we bring to them, some held carefully in folded hands and offered cautiously, pleading for resolution; and others tossed boldly, and with vehemence, eagerly seeking to make our problem not our own.
No matter the approach, the desired outcome is always the same: it is not up to me to make it happen. Someone else (a doctor/guide/mentor/guru/coach) or something else (a drug… prescription or otherwise… a practice/discipline/technique) is going to give me back what I think I’ve lost (my health, my mind, my soul or my desire to live).
It’s not working! Despite all the people who are now on pharmaceuticals; despite all the folks making repeat visits to an endless string of healthcare and other professionals, we’re as crazy as ever – and maybe even more so! Depression is now the number one cause of employee absence from work – and we have no idea how to ‘cure’ depression! The list of chronic and debilitating diseases grows, as does the DSM (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association) – and getting bigger every year.
Leaves me wondering: what are we missing???
I think what we’re missing is attitude! An attitude of ‘this is my life – and I’ll take it from here!’. An attitude of: it’s up to me. An attitude of: there is nothing that goes on inside me that belongs to anyone but me! An attitude of: I may have been powerless once – and I’m not powerless anymore.
That notion of ‘entrepreneurial’ keeps coming to mind. Taken from the original French of ‘entreprendre’… or to undertake… the language of ‘entrepreneurial’ speaks to the need for me to undertake all that is required for my own wellbeing. It speaks to the need to turn my attention inside… where I live.. and discover the power of the truth that moves through me to heal me and make me whole. It speaks to the notion of carving out a path of my own and not always seeking to walk the path carved out by others. When I want to go North, following the path that leads South because it’s already there, may be easier.. and it will never take me to where I want to go!
That notion of ‘entrepreneurial’ calls to all that is internally referenced: trusting my inner cues; trusting an inner truth that calls to me to be heard. It speaks to my sense of play and adventure, knowing that living a meaningful life… a full and rich and distinct life that reflects that which is uniquely mySElf… may well come with challenges! But it also speaks to that great sense of courage and curiosity and play that will be what guides me through it all!
A WEL-Systems® approach to profound and generative change is one that lives on and in internal referencing. All that is meaningful and alive and extraordinary comes from deep within that inner truth of ‘presence’ that is the unique ‘self’ that I AM.. and that you are.. and that each of us is. And in a single breath, the notion of ‘Entrepreneurial WELbeing’ is born!
A WEL-Systems approach to accelerated and generative change – including the magic of Quantum TLC™ and The CODE Model™ – transforms mind and body. Drawing on the natural intelligence of Spirit touching tissue; and trusting that there is genius in it all, including all expressions of ourselves that you and I have been taught to think of as broken or deficient or just plain wrong, a WEL-Systems approach is a profoundly internally referenced approach to our own WELbeing. No one can be internally referenced for me! That, I must do alone, for myself and often, by myself.
I have now lived this notion of ‘Entrepreneurial WELbeing’ for the last 15 years. I don’t get sick; and I am only with doctors or in hospitals as my parents require it. I”m happy to say that even my octogenarian/nurse mother (once a nurse, always a nurse!) is not as fond of these visits as she once was. Even she will surprise me with observations of her own ‘ailments’ and their connection to what is moving inside her, about her. How kool is that!?!!!
And here’s what I believe: if my 85-years-young mother can do it, anyone can do it! There really is another way and not only is it possible, we’re now collectively ‘sick’ enough to start noticing: we must.
Breathing is good….