We talk a lot about oils to heal skin, exercises to ease joints, and foods to relieve bellies, but what about one of our most important muscles–our brains?
The brain is an active tissue; it can build us up or tear us down. An autoimmune disease will cause anxieties, fears, and anger; it can get the best of us mentally.
We might feel like we have no control over our lives; everything is out of our hands.
But when it comes to our brains, we actually have more control than we perceive. Just like any other muscle in our body, we can put our brains through strenuous exercises; we can teach it how to turn obstacles into opportunities.
“But, you have no idea of what I’ve gone through.”
You’re right, I don’t. But there are people who have gone through trials–physical weakness, illness, gender oppression, and racial discrimination–who turned injustices and obstacles into victories.
In the inspiring book, The Obstacle is The Way, Ryan Holiday explains how notorious historical figures from Martin Luther King Jr. to Helen Keller—employed a formula that “let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.”
For anyone feeling overwhelmed by the hand life dealt, this book is a must read. Ryan Holiday provides mental exercises and ample examples of how to “turn your adversity to your advantage.”
You won’t only feel stronger after reading this book, you will fell empowered.
Hannah Tice-Autoimmune Ally
Source: The Obstacle is the Way
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