People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
More cells than there are stars in our galaxy…
And so we spend our time passing by ourselves and wondering from time to time who is looking back at us in the mirror. What do we actually know about ourselves?
What, for example, do we know about our bodies? How do our bodies function?
What is happening, for example, right now, at this second?
Another view of the marvel that is the body:
The human body consists of about one trillion cells. This is far more cells than there are stars in our galaxy. Of this cell population, 600 billion die daily while the same number are created every day; this is more than 10 million cells per second. The average lifetime of skin cells only amounts to approximately two weeks. Bone cells are replaced every three months and millions of antibodies are produced every 90 seconds, each one from some 1200 amino acids and 200 million red blood cells are replaced every hour. Not a single substance in the body remains how it is, although heart and blood cells survive longer than most other cells. And the substances that coexist at a specific time produce thousands of biochemical reaction in the body every second. (1)
Learn to wonder again…
Isn’t that amazing? We are, in fact, in constant change and continue to develop, renewing our bodies unendingly from second to second.
Just like our body develops, our consciousness develops from day to day as well. We cannot simply not learn; new connections are switched on in our brains uninterruptedly in which the newly learned is connected to the already learned, newly structured and then linked and/or networked with the existing experiences and knowledge.
We continually grow into a new, self updating body. We influence this growth uninterruptedly and co-design it with our points of view, attitudes, opinions and emotions. This physical and mental system is oriented towards development and continually adjusts itself to the changed conditions. We permanently influence this self regenerating system through our ways and means of self observation. We mold our body through our self image, meditation, yoga and various visualization methods, unceasingly.
Or do you really believe that your mental attitude has no affect on your body? Why then, do they speak of “somatization” in medicine?
Let’s be amazed once more by this miracle and care more about ourselves and our bodies. We are not separate from our bodies nor from the universe surrounding us. We are connected to everything, even if we cannot perceive it with our sense and need the aid of current scientific knowledge to understand what is actually taking place. There is no doubt that we are living in a constant change with the chance to actively and creatively participate in it. The future begins in the now! Let’s make the best out of it!
Recommendation: Ervin Laszlo Science and the Akashic Field
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