January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!
As we begin a new year most people look at themselves and self assess. What can I do better this year? What should my ideal weight be in 2017? What should I change about my eating and exercise habits? Who would I most like to emulate this year? Who should I surround myself with this year?
These are a few questions everyone should ask themselves. Are you the person everyone else wants to be or have you settled for less? Are you inspiring others to lead successful lives and stay balanced while gracefully achieving? Are you making new friends and enjoying all life has to offer?
Self assessment is a great tool in helping achieve a happy balanced life. We remind ourselves, just like going to church, what we should be doing, not what the world is doing.
Set goals for 2017. We encourage several categories:
1. Family 3. Educational 5. Vacation
2. Fun 4. Financial 6. Spiritual
One of the greatest gifts of goal setting is that having a vision of where you want to go will allow you to grow into the person capable of achieving all you want in life.
Don’t let the world fool you. We live in the most wonderful country in the world and you have everything you need to have a wonderful life.
Make 2017 special, we look forward to watching!
In great health,
Dr. Bill Wallace
Dr. Glenn Eigenmann
Dr. Brian Wallace
P.S. On Tuesday, January 10th, at 7pm, Dr. Brian Wallace is giving a seminar on body purification. Considering all the different foods we eat over the holidays it is the perfect time to rid your body of all the toxins we have accumulated. Please join us for the intriguing information.
What You Perceive is What You Get
“A man sat at a metro station in Washington, DC and started to play the violin. It was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
Three minutes went by and a middle-aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip – a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a three-year-old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.
In the forty-five minutes the musician played, only six people stopped and stayed for a while. About twenty gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces every written with a violin worth $3,500,000. Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston and the seats averaged $100.
This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?
One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written how many other things are we missing?
This New Year is a blank slate, waiting for us to write the story of our destiny upon it. But how we look at what we see dramatically affects what we get—if all we see is struggle, poverty, or insurmountable odds, we could be looking past the most beautiful music in the world. Training yourself to be optimistically objective, maintaining a grasp on reality but observing your world through a positive lens, may be our best shot to get past the current challenges. What you perceive is what you get—see the miracles all around you that are already there, and you just may make this your best year yet.