I first “met” Deepak Chopra through the writings, teachings, and lectures of Wayne Dyer.
As fellow mystics & metaphysicians, these two were BFFs (best friends forever) until Wayne’s untimely passing three and a half years ago in Maui.
Together, through my now decades of study, these two have helped to unravel many of the mysteries of life – as well as death – for me.
But chief among them is the thought process that is the subject of this blog.
As astonishing as it seems upon first inspection… it is now a scientifically proven fact that there is not a single atom in the human body today that was there seven years ago!
That is YOUR body and mine.
While at first blush this sounds absolutely mad, pause to consider but a few facts from our everyday lives…
Every time you clip your fingernails, or get your hair cut, or exfoliate in the bathroom daily… where was that fingernail, or hair follicle, or skin cell last week or last month, to say nothing of last year?!?
That’s right. It was latent, born, and growing inside of you.
Just as the spring flowers in the garden return every year, or the apple that ‘magically’ appears on the tree, as humans, we are constantly reinventing ourselves from the inside out every day, 24-7-365 from every single thing that we eat, drink, and breathe.
As they say in New Orleans, ‘for true’!
As further proof of this scientific fact, the drug testing world now routinely clips hair from a suspect to determine marijuana use.
For the hair follicle will show conclusive proof of its use – and where was that hair months ago, but being fed by and grown from the inhalation of marijuana smoke.
Furthermore, as Deepak so eloquently instructed me, especially here in the West, we mistakenly equate the human brain with the MIND, when they are, indeed, separate things!
While the brain is roughly three and a a half pounds of grey matter, driven by chemicals and electricity at the top of the spine… the mind exists in and, in fact, drives every cell of the human body.
And this ‘mind’ is constantly eavesdropping on every thought and emotion entertained by the brain.
Metaphorically, our bodies would then be the hi-tech, latest, state of the art airplane, while the ‘mind’ would act 24-7 as the air traffic controller!
So, we all need to control and be ever vigilant regarding the thoughts we allow ourselves from moment to moment.
Well, the rishis, yogis, and spiritual masters who populate the ashrams of the far East would beg to differ.
Pause to consider, what the Carpenter from Galilee was really trying to get through to his 1st century posse on that ill-fated last supper in the upper room was that when He drank the wine – it would literally become His blood. And when He ate the bread, likewise, it would become His flesh!
We must all either view food as our medicine… or we will have to view medicine (Big Pharma) as our food.
New stomach, new skeletal structure, new organs, new skin, new heart, new brain.
Every seven years.
In fact, the very words you are reading right now are being written by the new 2019 version of Micheal Ziants’ brain!
What a marvelous revelation and epiphany this is for an otherwise clueless 21st century man – driving through the Wendy’s pickup window and scarfing down Tombstone frozen pizzas from the Rouse’s.
To the point?
Perhaps it indeed is true! We are what we eat… literally!
So, let’s all give more thought to EVERY thing that we eat, drink, and, yes, breathe on a daily basis.
For if you – the reader of these words – is not ultimately and totally responsible for every morsel of food and every drink that passes your lips, as well as every thought that you carry in your mind, I’d like to respectfully ask you… who is?
(Come on, guys, I can’t write only about VoiceOver and recording all the time. Especially when physical shape and excellent health certainly contribute to great on-mic performance, right?…mgz)
~ Micheal Ziants – Airlift Mike, NEW Orleans, LA, USA