There is nothing more complex and amazing as the human being. The mere fact that you are reading or listening to these very words is amazing unto itself. Think of the myriad of cells and processes coming together to create your sight and hearing. 

There are a billion little things happening within you at any moment and yet we are unaware. We operate as if they are simple, as if it were happenstance that all these pieces fell together in perfect unison and hey, it’s not such a big deal. And yet it is a big deal.

Out of the blue…

My Mom recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. One day she was healthy and six months later she was dead. In the blink of an eye. Well, maybe not so much in the blink of an eye. In the case of pancreatic cancer researchers estimate that it takes, on average, 11.8 years for a cancer cell to appear on a high-grade pancreatic lesion, another 6 years for it to rise to the level of detection and then life expectancy of 2 years. 

My point is this – Mom never knew what hit her. It’s another example of how things happen within us without any external awareness. 

Have you ever felt your body adjust the PH level of your blood? You do know that your blood PH level needs to stay within a very small window of balance between acid and base? Very small indeed. Yet for your entire life your body makes minute adjustments to maintain that level all without any knowledge or effort on your part. 

Now to why I’m even mentioning this……

The nurseMARK community is about change. How to change our lives and the lives of others for the better. Exercise, nutrition, meditation and the proper use of cannabis can create optimum conditions for a powerful life. The MOST important of these is meditation. 

It’s simple really. If you start with your mind, you’ll establish the ability to effectively focus and change the other dynamics. 

Getting back to things within you happening without your knowledge – meditation is one of those things. A regular meditation practice, and by regular, I mean one that works for you, can create new brain matter, new synapse connections, create unwavering focus, as my friend Dandapani likes to say. All without any knowledge of it happening at all. 

Build your foundation….

Look, we’re establishing a foundation here. Exactly as you build a foundation first when building a house. The house is only as good as the foundation. A lousy foundation, a lousy house. A good foundation, a good house. 

Start building your foundation today. Even if it’s just 5 minutes. Do it. You never know what going on inside you…….