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Next New Beginnings - April 24 - 27, 2008

Onward and Upward
by Dr. Frank Bowling

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”

                                                                                                 - Robert Browning

Wouldn’t it be nice to be perfect?  To have a perfect mind… a perfect body… a perfect life?  To enjoy perfect health… perfect relationships… a perfect job?  To accomplish every goal we set?  To get everything we want?

Dream on.  I’ve often thought that as human beings, our job is to hold perfection up as an ideal, an objective to be pursued, though never realized.  Carl Schurz said, “You choose ideals as your guides, and following them, you will reach your destiny.”

I’m a firm believer in lifelong learning.  If I couldn’t take seminars and classes, read, and listen to personal and professional growth programs, my life would be pretty empty.  Although it’s probably true that we’re all doomed to failure when it comes to achieving our full potential, I think we have to try.  I think we owe it to ourselves, to the people we care about, and to our world.  Ultimately, I think the purpose of life is to grow, and to help others grow as well. 

Unfortunately, it’s apparently not enough to just learn, maybe because it doesn’t fulfill our need to matter, to make a difference.  I recently heard a seminar speaker say the following:  “Information without implementation leads to depression.”  At least for me personally, those words have the telltale ring of truth.

A song that always inspires me and lifts me up when I’m down is, “Life Uncommon,” by a young lady named Jewel.  If space would allow, I’d quote the full lyrics to you here, but for now, the following excerpt will have to do:

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom
No longer lend your strength to that which
You wish to be free from
Fill your lives with love and bravery
And you shall lead a life uncommon.

 The Power Within

There exists in each of us a perfection that is very real, one that lies deep inside the very core of every person, and indeed, every living thing.  It’s something that D.D. Palmer, the founder of my profession in 1895, described as “Innate Intelligence.”

Dr. Palmer chose the term “innate” to convey the idea of something we’re born with, something that’s part of our “inner essential nature.”  In Dr. Palmer’s day, the word could also be used as a verb, meaning “to cause to exist” or “to call into being.”

Try to think of yourself as just a ball of light, filled with pure, intelligent energy.  In truth, that’s exactly what we are.  Our bodies are simply a place for us to live, and we’re continually renewing and re-creating them from one instant to the next.

The purpose of chiropractic care is to release the “imprisoned impulse” between our inborn, innate intelligence, that “pure potential” that is our “inner essential nature,” and its physical expression in our lives.  That unseen connection between what we appear to be, and what we truly are, is the key to our health, our happiness, and indeed, our evolution “onward and upward.”  It’s the secret to living “a life uncommon,” allowing us to truly become all we were meant to be, and to transform ourselves and our world into a reality that even Robert Browning would be hard pressed to imagine.

 Wishing you only the very best,
 Dr. Frank Bowling
 


 I would rather march into defeat
having maintained my principles,

than to walk into victory
without any.

by Dr. Bob Braile

There is a common misguided belief that there are times when your have to surrender you principles to get ahead.  One of the more common things I have heard is, "Well, that's all fine and good, but we have to live in the real world."  This usually is what precedes a rationalization for including things in your practice that earn an income but somehow "bend" or compromise your principles.

I have been invited into many a chiropractic office where I see therapy equipment that I did not expect to see in that doctor's office.  As the doctor gives me the tour, and gets to the room with that equipment, they then start to rationalize, or downplay the Therapy or procedure.

When I spent $100K to put a video Fluoroscopy into my Florida office many moons ago, I was PROUD that I added that equipment.  I couldn't wait to show it off to another visiting doctor.  I did not need to rationalize or com up with excuses for having it. 

I can always tell when a doctor has compromised their principles.  They tell me about their office and offer an apology for something in their office like therapy, or massage, or traction.  And while I have opinions about these things in a chiropractic office, (subject for another newsletter), it is obvious that the doctor has deep issues about it.

What do you think the result is of having something in your office that you are not proud of, but are to afraid to get rid of?  This is a volume killer!  People can smell fear.  They can tell when you are selling verses when you are sold on what you do.

The purpose of my writing here is NOT to make anyone feel guilty. As young Obi-Wan Kenobi told Anakin Skywalker before their fight scene in Star Wars III, "You have done that yourself!"

If you do not feel 100% excited about something you are doing in your office, STOP DOING IT!   Not for me, not for any other DC, but for yourself.  The conflict within you will drag you down like the chains of Jacob Marley, (the dead partner of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol).  The reality is often opposite of what you fear.  If you fear to change as you think it may hurt you, the reality is that not changing is hurting you more.

The wonderful thing about the New Beginnings meeting is that it lets you have a "New Beginning".  One without fear, one based in love, and one in which you can succeed and grow based upon the principles you know are your core.  If you are fearful of change, if you are rationalizing any part of your practice, if you are not walking your walk, allow a New Beginnings to happen for you.

 


New Beginnings for a New Future
Chiropractic Growth & Philosophy Weekend

When: April 24 - 27, 2008

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