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Workshop #1278

Changing Our World

55 min - Workshop


Changing Our World from Within: Joe's Simple Formula to Health and Happiness

In this workshop, Dr. Brent Anderson lectures about how we can change our world with intelligent movement. Joseph Pilates' simple formula to good health required a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. When they are all aligned, we can be happy. Joseph Pilates believed that we can achieve this happiness through the practice of contrology.


- Learn how creating a positive movement experience can help you and your clients achieve happiness

- Learn how to become a self-actualizer so you can maximize your potential

- Learn about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how that fits into the Pilates world

This was filmed at the 2013 Polestar Life Conference in San Diego, California.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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All right. Energy in this room is dancing and it's reflecting and bouncing and jumping for joy off of each other's movements and thoughts. It's creativity. It's love. The thing is we don't often talk about, because you know I remember a couple of years ago about back maybe 10 years back, Dov and Gerard were talking to him as the middle of my dissertation [inaudible] and I said, I always talked about the two hats that I wear, the spiritual hat and then the scientific hat. I can't remember exactly what you said. Dob is like, is that really two hats? Or you just be yourself and just, it's your show.

You can say whatever you want to say. You don't have to excuse yourself, so I'm not excusing myself anymore. I believe that the spirit and the body are inseparable and when we are conscious and bring the mind into it, that they rejoice, that we find happiness, that we tap into that akashic field and that's what I want to share with you and talk to you about this morning and tied into the teachings that all of us participate in as Palladio's teachers. This is not new territory for us as PyLadies teachers. We just don't talk about it enough, but Joe did, so I want you to prepare yourself and prepare us to be able to change the world. It's been our vision all along impacting the world through intelligent movement.

That's nothing new to Pollstar. 18 years ago we came up with that not knowing or having an idea of what that really meant in the beginning. It's about knowing ourself, the beginning of self knowledge, recognizing that your motives are the same as other people, the people in this room, the people in our studios back home, the peoples in our homes. It's finding out that when we put differences aside, we find a lot more commonalities being of the human species belonging to this earth. Our communication with trees and plants and the ocean and the mountains, the needs that we have as human beings to be loved, to be fed, to be secure, to be nurtured. Those were all found within us. We all have a desire for that knowledge. The beginning improve ourself is the very essence of what impacts the world.

As we radiate that energy and that love that we've been given from our creator, we tap into that essence, that energy, that that lives force that far exceeds what we can see. There's more that happens and what we can see than what we can see. Yeah. If you just take a second and think, I want to do good. Just take a second in your head and just think, I want to do good.

I want to do good and now vocalize it together. I want to do good. I want to do good. Right. Immediately we created an energy field of wanting to do good just in a fraction of a second that reaches out to people that people around the hotel just felt this bump [inaudible]. What the heck was that? I don't know what it was, but I want to do good. Joe's. His simple formula for health is very basic.

There's not a lot of science behind it and there doesn't need to be necessarily. If we embrace with faith the understanding of balance as physical therapists, as as teachers, as enthusiastic plots, as scientists, as parents, we seek for balance in our lives. Maybe never find, you know, talking to Dov again, I'm going to pick on him with two little babies. It's like, how do you find balance when they don't go to sleep at night? I want balance in my life. I just can't get sleep. Right? Well, Joe's farmer, that's pretty basic, but it does require some discipline. He said whole body health refers to the development of the body, the mind and the spirit in complete coordination with each other.

Mr Plotters wrote that whole body health could be achieved through exercise. We all know that proper diet, you pretty much know that good hygiene. It was a fanatic for being clean, but not just clean and body. Also clean in the mind and clean in the spirit. I remember being at one of Elisa's conferences where we talked about the pollution that exists that is not touchable necessary. It's a pollution of thought of negative thoughts. You know, you turn on the news and you'll receive information of all these bad things. When in reality there's lots of good things happening in the world, right?

We just, we were attracted to that negativity. So good hygiene is not only of the body, it's also of the mind and the spirit. Sleeping habits for Dov, right? Plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Well, we should be getting that here. I think it's supposed to be a Sunnier day today than it was yesterday.

But definitely fresh air coming from the ocean. A balance. Here's the tough one. In the life of work, recreation and relaxation, I pretty much get to work in read it recreation because I love what I do. So when I'm here I feel like I'm recreating and I feel like I'm, you know, what a great job to be able to be a therapist to be, applaud his teacher to TB, a teacher. Right. And there are other things that I like to do, like skiing and water activities. Relaxation is a little tough for me, but I'm working on it. Right. That's part of my my, my goal is to relax a little more.

Joe also had the second guiding principle of his, which was whole body commitment, which was achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities. This is what Eric was talking about, not disability, disability. Can we maximize our potential and Joe even recognizes it. It's not just the potential of our body as to the limits of our minds. That's his words, to maximize our potential to the limits of our minds. It doesn't mean there's a set regimen of exercise that has to be done.

It means there's a person that needs to have a positive movement experience. How do we create that positive movement experience for an individual that has diff abilities? That's what we do in Pollstar. We customize positive movement experience for people with disabilities. Whatever they are, it doesn't matter.

We have people who specialize in working with amputees, with with cardiopulmonary, with neurological impairments. We have a group that's album going on for almost four years that Jared runs with the Parkinson's patients. It's not just orthopedic, it's everybody. The aging. My mother-in-law sat in a chair the other day talking about it to talk to her. She didn't recognize them, did pilates for an hour, came back and was able to engage in conversation. Even the dementia was affected by the movement.

Joe said, whole body commitment is mental and physical discipline and work ethic and attitude. We'll come back to that word attitude. We talked a little bit about Maslow and Carl Rogers work towards oneself and assuming the lifestyle is necessary to achieve whole body health. How do we get that whole body health? That's the question. Well, Joel believed a lot in what was written by the Greeks as far as this balance between body and mind. He said, you have to have a supreme physical health and supreme mental health in order to have superior achievements and felt that happiness was dependent upon the balance. He said, if you don't have a healthy body, how can you be happy? If you don't have a healthy mind, how can you be happy? It has to be a manifestation of both to the limits of our mental or physical capacity. It's our potential. What is our potential?

Does anybody have the right to put a limitation on a potential? Did Eric run a half marathon in what? One 17 under one 17 oh right. At one 17. Right at one 17. All right. That's amazing. And he's probably gonna do better than that on the next time he does it right.

Cause he's, he's training now you've got to do it a little bit of [inaudible] and then you're really gonna tweak it. I guarantee Eric, we can get you under one 15 if you do pilates once a week with your yoga practice. So Joe also knew this balance between mind and body. Our life, our spirit, uh, when imbalanced could cause a problem. He believed that when there was an imbalance between mind and body, that it was very difficult and that we lost the very essence of what we sought out after, which was the preservation of life. Joe Said, enjoyment of physical wellbeing, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to the possessor. That sure. Hand of the Tiller that we talk about in our literature with Pollstar, with breath, he said it in achieving happiness, self confidence, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires with renewed, lively interest in life are the natural results of practicing control.

[inaudible] isn't it interesting the words that he chose? Look at those again. Self-Confidence, poise, consciousness, right. Power desires to renew what's naturally inside of us. We already have it says then we achieve happiness for as not real happiness, truly born of the realization of worthwhile work. Well done with the gratification of enjoying the other pleasures flowing from successful accomplishments with its compensating measure of play and resulting in relaxation is that successful accomplishment that drives us, that gives us happiness and it's more than the accomplishment. It's the journey.

It's right now. It's our journey right now. Another great mind that I want to share is Abraham Maslow, many of you know him from the Maslow's hierarchy of needs and he basically developed this fizz psychological model based on these needs of human basic needs as well as spiritual needs. And he said, if I were dropped out of a plane in the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I despise the ones who gave up because he believed that our desire to live and to survive was superior to everything. So many of you might be familiar with doctor Maslow's hierarchy of needs. And basically how it plays out is that we have these physiological needs down the bottom.

I could be in the middle of this dissertation and this talk right now, and if somebody puts a plastic bag around my head and cinches it up, I'm going to all of a sudden be more interested in air then talking to you and I'll do whatever I have to do to be able to breathe again. Right? Because that need of breath is so fundamental that it drives us. So can you imagine when people do not have some of these basic needs? We judge them, but we might not realize that they're missing some of their basic needs to even be able to conceive what it means to belong, what it means to have discipline, what it means to love, what it means to heal. Might not even be on their radar screen right now.

Not that they don't have a desire. I think Eric put it very well. They have all, as all of us do the same desires. That's that common knowledge we want exceed. We want to maximize our potential, but I know that when things get in the way sometimes like you get kicked out of you're homeless or you lose this, or if somebody passes away, there's loss of love, loss of belonging, divorce, those kinds of things that can get in the way that they affect our happiness. Safety is the next one up where security of body, employment, resources, morality, true family health, property. You can add more words to it if you like, but the idea of feeling safe.

What is the essence of a child? A child wants to feel safe in his or her mother's arms, the love and belonging, friendship, family, sexual intimacy, that sense of being truly loved and embraced. The next level being esteem. Often when we go through retreats and we talk about what's the most important thing to you and they'll say to be respected, it's really important for me to be respected. While a lot of the training that we've done being respected comes from respecting others.

So it's just as important to learn that concept of respect as it is to be able to be respected, right? Being respected as a natural product of respecting others. And so we start to learn and we've started to gain knowledge of how we move through that process of gaining respect. The top one is the one that I think Mazzo sort of brought forward. There's a number of other psychologists now that embrace this and talk about the spirituality, about self actualization, and this is where I want to spend the remainder of our time this morning is talking about what is this self actualization.

Both Joe and Abraham Maslow believed that basic physical and mental needs had to be met before. One was free to explore self actualization. This is why even a basic program like gateway in countries that are developing and can afford $100 Pilati session deserve to have movement awareness experiences. Because we know we align them when they're aware. We know that that alignment brings consciousness to them and consciousness educates them as to their potential and their potential. And fulfilling that potential is what brings them happiness. So we make an assumption as Pollstar plot these teachers, we have discovered a path to what Maslow defines as the deficiency needs.

This is how it goes. This is my interpretation, right? Brent? Isms. Number one, the physiological needs. Well, imposter applies. We teach breathing, we improve breathing because we teach people that breath occurs with movement and that it can occur in all planes of movement. And that as we give people the opportunity to expand anteriorly, posteriorly, laterally, inferiorly, superiorly, that increases the quality of their breath and life, Ci and energy in their being. So we provide that. We teach people how to breathe better. We talk about nutrition and how important it is to be to nourish our bodies. Hydration. Why Dr. Davis Pounds? Every one of her patients got to drink water.

The fashion alive. It needs water. If it does have water, it can't vibrate. If you're dehydrated, it's matted down. If you've ever felt the difference of when you truly are hydrated correctly, and how your body feels and how it vibrates and how it heals so much faster than when we're dehydrated. All of us traveling, traveling is dehydrating, coffee's dehydrating, alcohols, dehydrating. All those things are dehydrating, right? So all that means is you've gotta drink more water. If you drink a cup of coffee, drink an extra cup of water.

If you have a cup of wine, drink a cup of water. If you drink hard liquor, drink six cups. [inaudible] we also provide safety for many people. How many people in here employ other people and give them livelihood? How many of you have studios, organizations that employ people? We provide safety for these people through giving them work, right? How many of you have jobs because you teach polarities, right? So in that very essence, our job gives us work. Do you think that there's going to be people stop wanting to be well and feel good? Maybe they might not call it [inaudible] in 10 years, but do they want your services because you help them feel better? You Bet.

They do love belonging. Um, I've heard it in the hallways. I've seen it in writing. I've seen it in the evaluations and every one of our countries, people writing back, I expected to have the best palazzos experience of my life, not the best experience of my life. There's an essence of love. There's an essence of belonging to Pollstar. We've been accused of being a cult. We're not a cult.

We're just a group of people that want to be able to be genuine. We love transparency. We're seeking for truth. We're looking for light. We want to heal. We want to be part of that energy. We wanted to part of that new world emerging in healthcare. We want to make change. That's what we have in common.

That's why we feel this bond. People notice a big difference when they come to one of our events, they noticed that there's less ego, less competition. We bought this game the other day and Lena and I played it a couple times and it's a game that is built on the whole premise of the way you get points and you win the game is by helping each other. So every time you help somebody you get more points and so you go through this whole game. So it's a really fun game. It turned out to be quite fun. You sort of have to know a little bit of Mormon language to really enjoy it, but you know, we can teach you that pretty quick if you're interested in the game.

It's that network of a caring family, professionals, you know that you can go to your educator or to your mentor or to your licensee. You can ask them questions and they're going to bend over backwards to help you out. Do you know that? And if you don't, we apologize because it is our intention. I think of some of our great upcoming educators that have exemplified this Roxanna Cohen and eight oh well's part of Sherry's team of educators.

Not to mention that everybody does this. It's just lately I've been bombarded. I don't know if they're like paying people to write these things or why but we've gotten so many letters talking about how much support and love they feel in their education process and even when it gets really challenging because it does get challenging. It's not easy to be a pollster. Applaud his teacher that they feel the support and the love and that. Have you felt that if people, have you felt that in your training? Yes. If you didn't feel it, don't raise your hand but come talk to me and the fourth one is esteem and esteem.

Joseph defined as well as mass low as being posture and confidence. How important is that? How interesting is that that our posture, the way we stand, the way we posture ourselves is directly related to our esteem, right? The majority of, okay. Covert hostile behaviors and things that are said under breath and harmful gossip tie directly into low self esteem, don't they? If you're confident with yourself, why do you have to diss somebody else? You don't. If you love yourself and you love others as yourself, why would you ever have to hurt somebody by doing something or saying something covertly you don't and that's one of the beauties is when we feel our posture and we have confidence in Otto esteem, we have that power and that power is one of giving and sharing unconditionally.

We don't have to give with conditional expectations. So where does the motivation for self actualization really come from? Once these deficiency needs are met and we fill that, where do we go? Where's your path? Where are you going? Okay, I think we've done a pretty good job of getting up to this point, but why do we go, what do we do? Mass referred to it as a Meta motivation.

One of our educators in host sites, her name is Mehta. She's a big motivator. That's why I thought of when I saw this for the first time, met a motivation. That's going to be the name of her class, Mehta motivation, self actualization, and met as [inaudible] class. That's what I thought of going beyond the scope of basic needs and strive for constant betterment. That's exactly what Pilati is talked about.

Maximizing our potential. How do we do that? How do you go beyond what drives you differently than somebody else to become great? How does it happen? What does the self actualizer look like? Well, the definition is a person who is living creativity creatively and fully using his or her potentials. So now what does that mean? Where do we go from there? So self actualizer is, and you have this written in your book, so you don't have to squint your eyes, but let me just share with you some ideas. They're efficient perceptions of reality and self-actualize.

You're able to judge situations correctly. They have the power of discernment. It comes from experience. It comes from self-esteem. It's not being motivated just because somebody is selling you, playing on your emotions. You make decisions because you know and you feel inside that that decision is the right decision for you. So you're not easily offended, right? Comfortable. Acceptance of self, others in nature.

We live in a world of intolerance and tolerance of socioeconomic status and tolerance of culture, of religion, sexual preference. We live in a world of intolerance. This is a time for the world to be tolerant. It's a time for the world to find commonalities in our human race is the time for transparency. Alright?

We're not interested in being tricked anymore. The newer generation, that generation y, they see right through false and false intentions. They don't even know it, but it's naturally built into them. They have that radar that's up. They'll talk about, I'm going to go interview me a new boss today, and if I don't like him, I'm not taking the job. And those of us who come from the baby boomer generation are thinking like, you're going to interview your boss? What do you mean? Right? But that's what's happening. It's transparency. They want truth.

They want to know what we're really made of. They want to see under the skirts. They want to know spontaneity. Just being creative, Maslow subjects and extended their creativity into everyday activities. Actualizes tend to be unusually alive, engaged, and spontaneous. Didn't Joseph say that to one of those? His exact words? I mean like with these guys copying notes or something.

Back in the early 19 hundreds did the purpose of controls you was to be able to live life's activities with spontaneous, bigger and zest is what Joe said. And that's what we're talking about here. He wanted people to be self actualized. Ers, if you wanted us to be self-actualized Er's, right task century and most of them as those subjects had a mission to fulfill in life or some task or problem beyond themselves. Okay? Autonomy. Self actualizes are free from reliance on external authorities.

It's my kids all like this one. Okay? Continuous freshness of appreciation. It's the Carol Davis. It is. She walks in the office.

I could be having a really shitty day, okay. And Carol Davis walks up to me, gives me a hug and says, I love you. You look wonderful. And whatever I was running around in my head, that was garbage. Your negative thoughts immediately disappears. Right? And I am refreshed. Why? Because Carol always carries with her this riff, this freshness, this new attitude towards life. When she wakes up, she has to work at it.

It's not natural. We've talked about it, but she has it and she works at it and she shares it. That's how she grows fellowship with humanity. How do we reach out to humanity, right? How do we have this deep identification with the human race that the thought of hurting a fellow human being hurts us after you do applies class, you definitely don't feel like robbing a bank or going and beating somebody up or kicking a go, kicking a homeless person or beating your child with a stick. Those aren't typical thoughts that happen after a, he's class.

It might be towards the instructor, I don't know. Yeah, profound interpersonal relationships. I think this is one of the most important ones. Relationships of self actualized or marked by deep loving bonds and not just for others, but for themselves and for God. They have this deep love with, with God, this relationship that exceeds any religion. It exceeds any faith that he sees anything. This is deep bond.

So whether you're Buddhist or whether you're Islamic or whether you're Christian or Jewish, whether you're atheist, it's, it's irrelevant. It's this deep bond with our creator that when we have that, when we have that, that trumps everything. Okay? When we tap into source, it trumps everything. Comfort with solitude. How many of you are comfortable being alone?

Dogs like going, yes. Nonhostile sense of humor, right? This refers to the wonderful capacity to laugh at oneself. It's not deprivation, it's just knowing that we're human. We make mistakes. Ego gets in the way. We say stupid things. We do stupid things and we sort of laugh at ourselves and we try to get better.

You know, we talk about forgiveness and repentance in a lot of ways. This sort of has a bad resignation. A lot of people. To me it's beautiful because what it represents is change represents change. I did something I'm not very proud of. I don't want to be that person. I want to be this person. I'm going to change. That's what that means.

I'm gonna be a better person today than I was yesterday. Peak experiences. All of Mazzo subjects in this study reported the frequent occurrence of peak experiences, temporary moments of self actualization where you just felt alive. You just felt everything is ecstasy. This harmony. How many of you have felt that moment in your life somewhere that you felt that moment of just being alive, right? This is about self actualization.

We all have had those moments where we feel that, Aha, I am human. I am alive, I am spirit. I am at peace, right. Um, reported feelings at one with the universe, stronger and calmer than ever before. Filled with light, beautiful and good and so forth. Basically, this is what Mazlow's said are the things that we see in self actualize ors, that their safety, that we are anxiety free, that we feel accepted and that we accept that we feel loved. One of my favorite stories, the prodigal son felt rejected, came back home and his father opened up his coat. I had experience many years ago of a man from my faith that was dying from liver disease. And he got lucky and he got a new louver assigned to him and it was down in UCLA, southern California. My brother and I both in school, undergraduate, him going to dental school and me going to physical therapy school and we knew these people from home up in Sacramento.

And so this gentleman is down in his maybe early sixties mid sixties and they asked us to give them a blessing. So my brother and I went over, we put our hands on his head and we gave him a blessing. Okay. And the blessing was that he would have long enough to fulfill the responsibilities, his potential on the earth. Now I want you to imagine Brent with hair being 22 years old, right? Same Age as Gabriel looking a lot like Gabriel, right?

So many years ago, okay. And he went on and about nine months later that liver started to fail and he came back down to UCLA. And by luck there was another match, which almost never happens. The second liver. So he gets a second liver put in major transplant on these huge drug cocktails to be able to manage the immune system back then especially. And my brother gives him a blessing this time my brother is a voice and my brother says the same thing a year later, I bless you that you'll live long enough to take care of the things that you've been put here on earth to do. Mitchell fulfill your potential. And he lived.

Six months later he comes back down, that liver is failing, but something different. This time something happened in his life, something major. There was another person in the room and was his oldest son who he had his strange 30 years before because his son had a different sexual preference than he thought was right. And he had ripped his cloak in Jewish terms and disowned him. And in that six month period he had time to reconsider his actions, any changed. And he opened his cloak and he begged us on the, he had offended to come home, begged him cause he had hurt him bad and he came home because he wanted to be loved. And that day I got to be the voice in the blessing, as we would say in Mormon vocabulary.

And I blessed that gentleman that his time was over. He fulfilled his mission. Larry passed away about five minutes after that blessing and holding his son's hand. Okay? It is never, I repeat.

Never too late to love, especially since life continues on. It's never too late to laugh. We need to be loved and we need, hello. There's this scripture and um, Corinthians 13 right? It says you could have all these things, but if you don't have charity and unconditional love, you have nothing that says if you have tinkling brass, that condition of love exceeds everything. It creates transparency, tolerance, unconditional acceptance, all the things that Mazlow's talking about.

Dr. Davis talks about it in her clinical and professional behaviors. The mature practitioner is accepting and nonjudgmental. It's part of our code of ethics as a professional health care provider. But can we take it a step further and really reach deep to understand first these people that are part of our family that are us. These people were alive. These people that move through life that don't, when I see that, I think of a leasee running on compound, like always just running and jumping and something flowing, following her, wherever she goes, it's always following because she's moving.

She's always moving. She's so alive. That's what I fell in love the very first time that I met her. I was watching her move. It just vibrated off of her being alive, being fulfilled. Are we fulfilled? I feel incredibly fulfilled this week. I'm sure I'll be more fulfilled by the end of the week, but it's about right now. Are we fulfilled right now?

Are you glad that you're here right now? I hope so. So basically in summary, looking at what Kuhn had mentioned and repeated of some of Mazlow's teachings, it's safe. The not anxious, accepted, loved, loving and alive living and fulfilling life. Some of you might know David Simon, he passed away a little while ago. One of my heroes, uh, with the Chopra family is anybody from Chopra in here right now, any of our super representatives, they're going to be here with us. David g was with us yesterday. Um, David took us through a meditation.

Alex was with me, we were in Ireland and we did this group meditation. There were 500 of us in this huge ballroom, bigger than all of these rooms put together and we're holding hands. I remember that Alex [inaudible] and he gave us the charge to look in the person's eyes in front of us and to think in our minds, I accept you for who you are as you are. I've done this technique with some of you when we've gotten together, but this was massive. This was 500 people from all over the world. Rich, poor, black, white, dying, alive, young, old, every different religion you can imagine, atheist, popular, not popular, famous, all different people. We're there. We're holding hands and we're in this horseshoe shaped circle where we're continually moving and looking at a person in front of us thinking in our mind, I accept you for who you are as you are.

What I found halfway through the activity was, I wasn't saying that in my mind anymore. I was saying, you are me as woman who's sitting ready to die of cancer. You are me as an 70 year old man from Bolivia. You are me as a movie star. You are me, somebody that's African-American. You are me as somebody that is Olivia. You are me and go through this whole thing and it's just we realized and then afterwards David said something and Deepak Chopra reinforced it. He says, when you're that close in a room like this and we're exhaling our livers and our kidneys all the time, and then we in house, our neighbors, kidneys and livers and their heart and their gut, all we not all the same, are we all not created by the same great creator? Do we not all share the same essence of this earth?

And it was a huge lesson because for the first time in my life, I felt truly the absence of prejudice. Alright. W Alex, you and I have talked about that. That was your feeling too, right? We talked afterwards. It was like we all have these prejudices and these judgemental behaviors, and that's when that went out. Started driving on the roads in Ireland and I got prejudice again real fast.

Just kidding. But it was a beautiful experience. And the experience was this essence of what David brought to my life and to many, many thousands of people's lives of understanding that we are each other. And that ties right into that love. Now, he wrote a book called the 10 commitments, and many of you probably read it. It's an easy read. Um, it's, it's a, it's a great book that helped me understand. I just want to, um, Deepak Chopra wrote the preface on it. He said that commitment initiated at a deep level of awareness, orchestrates its own fulfillment.

And that commitment is at one point, is a one pointed intention towards the fulfillment of your deepest desire. So we're gonna think about these intentions and these commitments. What I want you to do is just close your eyes and just repeat in your mind the words that I'm saying. You don't have to repeat them out loud. I commit to freedom.

I commit to authenticity. I commit to acceptance. I commit to relax. I commit to wholeness. I commit to forgiveness.

I commit to love. I commit to abundance. I commit to truth. I commit to peace. Open your, there's been lots of studies done when they look at just the energy of those words were the most famous one is the one by the Japanese scientists that looked at water crystallization, right?

You familiar with that study where the bad thoughts created ugly crystals and the beautiful thoughts created beautiful crystals and were primarily made of water. So when these commitments exist inside of us, what do our water matrices look like? If we have words like hate and distrust and anger and frustration going through us, what does that Matrix look like when we have self-deprecating thoughts about I'm not good enough, right? Those are damaging. Would it be better if I'm not here? Probably we have Sharon coca that's going to talk to us tomorrow or a Saturday. And she knocked my socks off. Understanding the biology of perception, this very thing of just where our thought is completely changes our physiology of who we are. Beautiful.

Maslow and Carl Rogers both suggested unnecessary attitudes and attributes. So we go to these words, again, attitudes and attributes that need to be inside an individual as a prerequisite for self actualization. The attitudes are as such, have a real wish to be themselves. Not to be somebody else from that movie, runaway bride or something or promise. She didn't know how she liked her eggs cooked. It's sort of like that, you know, figuring out how you like your eggs cooked and eaten like that. Who are we? We each are diseased.

Incredible blessings of that movie. Uh, Hugo, I think it was called, and that little French boy stand in the tech talk, the clock tower and he been orphaned and he's looking out there and his little friend is next to him and he says, you know, my father taught me that every part of this machine has a purpose. And I can't help but think that every person alive, including me, has a purpose. We all have a purpose, okay? We all have a potential. We all have the ability. No matter how hard life gets, we all have that ability to be fully human. Understanding that with human comes mistakes, it comes misjudgments, it comes bad decisions. Ego Jumps in. We're fully human and we accept the fact that we are fully human.

Doesn't mean we accept those bad behaviors. Just the fact that we accept that we're human and we belonged to humanity to be completely alive. Some would refer to that as being present or living in the now. The most important one here I think is this last one. It says to risk being vulnerable and uncovering painful aspects in order to learn about and grow through and integrate these parts of themselves.

Isn't that interesting? That sometimes is what happens in piles too, right? People come to us, they have no awareness of their body, and they started going through movement and realizing this is painful, not the movement, the realization that we don't know how to move or that we don't have awareness of our body or don't know where our leg is in relationship to our tour. So that's the painful part. But then through that we integrate that new learning into ourselves and we become enriched, right? That ties in with what David Simon was talking about when he talked about truth, peace and freedom. They all tie together that they have this great commonality, right? There's an essential completeness to the person, body, heart, mind, and soul all are now essentially alive in consciousness and have come into their own. So how do we activate this level of consciousness?

How do we discover the attitudes and attributes that Maslow said are necessary for us to be self actualized years? How do we focus our intention on the 10 commitments that David Simon talked about to realize our potential? Many of you know and are familiar with Wayne Dyer. He said, activating intention. Again, tying into what Deepak Chopra was talking about means rejoicing or rejoining your source, right? And then here's a word that's a little scary. He says, and becoming a modern day sourcer, right? So as we as scared of words like that, right? But as sources, one who taps into their source, where is your source? Because when we find that source and being that source, it means that we attain the level of awareness were previously inconceivable. Things become and are available to us.

Where is our source and the Pollstar principles of movement? The fifth one, alignment is a very powerful principle. We often talk about it of getting the hip over the knee, over the ankle, over the second toe. That's just a small part of it. It's important, but it's a small part, right? Alignment brings us to this higher state of awareness and consciousness between mind and body. And this heightened awareness is what facilitates a pathway to our deepest self, right? The very essence of who we are as well as the fastest aspects of the universe, which means that ties us into that, that network that we refer to as the AKASHIC field.

Deepak Chopra defines the caustic field of being the place where knowledge, creativity, love, perfection exists without space or time. And all we have to do is get out of our egos to be present in that space. How do we get out of our ego? We align ourselves in the a Polynesian islands. There was what was called humanism. Who knows them was the science or the study of their religion that basically said there were three different levels of spirit in the man.

There was the subconscious spirit, the conscious spirit, and the great spirit and the Kahunas job. You might've heard of that word in surfing. Kahuna's job was the shaman and his job was to align the subconscious and conscious spirit through a number of activities so that they could tap into their source. And it's particularly important to the warriors to do this so they could protect and be inspired and protect their people and their villages. Right?

Isn't that what we do? I remember I said that a Dadi Janki said whether is consciousness and awareness of one, there is safety for many are we the soldiers that are aware and conscious of our family, our stewardships and we provide safety for many by being aware and conscious of what's going on around us. Are we aligned with that Kaushik field? The Pollstar live conference is designed to be that. A motivation for all of us that are looking to expand our scope is also designed to give hope to those who are just starting this pathway. Just starting to realize just opening their eyes. I think of my children loved Carol Davis, his presentation at the last conference, they both came out.

I want to be like Carol Davis, whatever Carol Davis is, I want to be like Harold Davis and they still have the same admiration for as do I. It is designed for us that are starting our path. Right? So I'm going to ask you in this conference to open your mind, heart, and spirit and your body the next three days. And I promise that if you do that, I promise if you do that, that you are going to discover science to support our work. You're going to experience movement that will enrich your lives in your own body. You're gonna discover being more connected and a network of people who love you and who accept you for who you are as you are and believe that they are you in a different form. You're going to feel love.

You're gonna feel healing energy. You're gonna feel creativity. It's gonna expand their creativity on the stage was gorgeous, all being created right before our eyes. So prepare yourself to change the world. Deepak Chopra says, societal impact of healthy mind, hard body and space at peace will come to the world when a critical mass of individuals has found inner peace one person at a time. That's how it happens. It's not some dictator. It happens one person at a time.

Maslow had the optimistic or humanistic view of humanity said regarding people's innate drive towards self actualization, beneficial to society as a whole, right? Bringing knowledge into cultures. Joe's applaud. He science can at one in the same time eliminate poverty. It'll help and unhappiness. As civilizations advances, we should find the need for prisons, Luna tickets, silence. We don't use that word anymore.

And hospitals growing steadily less and less teach the human race to care properly for itself. And you will do away with these abominable institutions. How powerful of a statement is that? Back in 1940 and I don't think I can read this one. [inaudible] this was another quote by Joseph Philosophies. It said basically the decline of our world will be based on the decline of the individual's health and wellbeing and balance that the moral and ethical issues that we suffer from are a direct result of poorly balanced minds and bodies and spirits. And he even put a little line on the end of it, that if you practice what he preached, that you would overcome everything.

So how might we apply these teachers, physical therapists, parents, and leaders of the community impact the world? Well, the first one is just live the simple philosophy of Joe. We do what we teach it. Exercise, eat good food, balance your life out, right? Get plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Find those, those drives and those purposes. Number two, be the example of healthy living and happiness. I am okay. Have the intention to do good.

Embrace the now be present at this conference. You know what people call in a riding too. You tell them, hey, I'll call you back tonight. I, I'm, I gotta be present right now. Right? Send them that text message. They will be so much better enriched by your participating wholly in the programming that's here. Then if you're scattered in and out of it, when you get back home, teach awareness through movement and alignment. One person at a time, just like Deepak Chopra talked about, this is our tool. We teach alignment. Teachers. Students just teach a movement.

Get them to be aligned. That consciousness, that alignment will change their lives. You don't have to preach all this stuff we just talked about. Just teach good movement one person at a time. Probably the most important thing is we teach our next generation how to move successfully an experience, heightened consciousness. We have our work cut out for us.

They are not moving the way we want them to move. They are not exploring that consciousness and that self esteem that comes with good posture. We have our work cut out for us, so we impact the world through intelligent movement, by hiding the consciousness of self and community. That's pollsters vision. I want to share this piece with you in closing. [inaudible] no, no, no. You, you [inaudible] no, no.

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Wow! Inspiring and goosebumpy! Excited to be a part of the Polestar family and this new wave of forward thinking energetic people.
Thank you Melissa, glad you are part of the Polestar family as well. I hope goosebumpy is a great thing for you like it is for me :)
Yes goosebumps are a very good thing! :)
Very inspiring excited to start over my training this time with Polestar in Madrid.

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