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I choose how I think, feel and react. I choose to think, feel and react in ways that serve me. 37 A n c i e n t W i s d o m f o r t h e m o d e rn m i n d Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. We cannot be whole (or healthy, happy and holy) without some semblance of balance between our rational, reasonable, logical side and our spiritual, emotional, intuitive side. This is how we help ourselves heal. Eating well helps our inner doctor. Being positive in our thoughts helps our inner doctor.

Through exercise, it will grow. You are Yoga, spirit and pure potential. I am Yoga. I am spirit. I am pure potential. 22 A w a re n e s s o f s e l f a n d o t h e r s In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder, Roman savant (23 AD – 79 AD) Natural History We must learn not to expect certainty. We must learn to accept, and to plan for, the fact of uncertainty in our world and in our lives. I am confident in my choices. I am flexible enough to realise that while nothing is guaranteed, I stand firm in my convictions.

I am in balance. I am complete, whole and satisfied. I am living in agreement with nature. 43 A n c i e n t W i s d o m f o r t h e m o d e rn m i n d Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvellous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually affected? Pliny the Elder, Roman savant (23 AD – 79 AD) Natural History Many things seem impossible until we do them. When we resolve to be the best we can, or to do the impossible, we are going past what we have been considering as normal and ‘doable’.

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