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Next New Beginnings - October 20 - 23, 2005

Don't be Afraid,
of a New Beginning

Bob Braile, DC

One thing is certain in life - change.  In fact, change is a basic requirement for life itself.  Even ultimately in death, change will be occurring. At times we boast of our willingness to change but the reality is we all fear change.

As we grow older, we grow comfortable in our lives as they are.  We become used to our routine, our finances, our relationships.  Life becomes a relaxed pillow of familiarity.

If we are honest with ourselves we can remember a day when our drive and ambitions were unstoppable.  Our desire to make a difference saw no limits and energy and excitement just oozed from our very being.  We had an innocence that carried us through our daily activity.  In short, we were turned on.

Now, we can say that we are just as excited today as were were then but lets think about this for a moment.  Do we still have the desire to grow?  Are we still making the changes needed to move ahead?  Are we making any excuses as to why we are not where we think we should be?  Do we still have the unapologetic desire to turn everyone on to chiropractic?

To be honest, life does wear on you.  At times, we all find ourselves not risking as much because we claim to be wiser, or more experienced.  Practice, insurance, family, or business all take just a little piece of the energy we once exclusively devoted to our original mission.So what are we to do?

What we need is a New Beginning!  We need to capture the desire and excitement that made us what we are.  Change, in the true chiropractic sense, comes from above-down and from inside-out.  So too, the change that gives us a new beginning.

As in our practice, all that is needed for healing is removal of interference.  That does not mean that we need to sell our homes, leave our family and donate all our money to charity.  The interference is not those things.  The interference is our perception of those things.  The interference is the internal struggle that we needlessly add to the things we have added to our lives.  It is not necessary to remove those physical things.  What is needed is an adjustment of how you deal with them.

This is the New Beginnings I speak of.  The New Beginnings that requires you to give up some of what you thought you were, to grow into what you can be.  Imagine having the excitement and energy that you had early in your chiropractic life coupled with the experience and wisdom that you now also possess.  And imagine this scenario without the inhibition that comes from worry about "stuff".  This is your New Beginnings!

There are many ways to receive your adjustment and start your New Beginnings.  First must be a willingness to lose the fear that is preventing change from within.  There are a number of things you should do yourself to help you get "clear".  And these are subjects for a book all by themselves.

But one additional thing that helps is to be around those who look to grow in the same way that you do.  This is why I make sure I get my chiropractic soul-adjustment at least three times a year by going to the New Beginnings meetings.  The collective energy of many with the same vision, helps removes the interferences that life has heaped on me.  This adjustment raises my vitality and drive, and keeps me moving on my quest to change the world through chiropractic.

I invite you to join Dr Jim Dubel and the entire New Beginnings family.  Get your chiropractic soul-adjustment.  Make a change.  Start your New Beginning!

Carrot, Egg and Coffee...
(You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again...

Dr. Andrew DeSaro

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID); to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life. If you don't send it, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message!

It's easier to build a child than repair an adult .
This is so true - may we all be COFFEE

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