“To see is to believe.” How many times have you heard that saying? Unfortunately, a lot of people have made that statement their life’s mantra. In their minds, as long as they cannot empirically perceive something, then it doesn’t exist. Well, I don’t want to bring back nightmare memories of you back in high school or college philosophy class, but do you remember your professor asking this classic philosophy question?
If a tree falls in the woods and no one was around to hear it, did it really fall? This is one of the most basic philosophical questions because it goes straight to the heart of our conception of reality. The obvious answer, of course, is yes. If a tree fell in the woods, and we know what a tree is, and we know how falling works, and we know that falling often involves some sort of vibration in the air, and we know that vibration in the air can be perceived as sound, then the answer is a resounding yes.
In other words, reality operates according to certain rules that don’t change regardless of perception. I want you to wrap your mind around this truth, because when thinking about detox. Believe it or not, the worst kinds of pollutants in your life are not the ones you can detect physically.
They go beyond your drug test. They go beyond the alcohol level in your blood or breath. They go beyond your x-ray. They go beyond any kind of test that involves the human sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. In other words, the worst kinds of pollution are mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Why are they necessarily worse? Well, what if I told you that regardless of what physical shape you’re in if your mind is in the right place, you will be able to do things that you previously felt you were incapable of doing. This happens all the time. People who have serious physical limitations are still able to do what they want to do because they have the right mindset.
That’s how powerful your spiritual self is. If you’re completely honest with yourself, it makes everything in your life possible. Your choice of clothing, your physical shape, your overall health, your lifestyle, all of those began as choices, and where do you think choices come from? They start out with an idea which is processed through your mindset.
This is stuff that you cannot see. But just because they remain locked within the deep confines of your consciousness doesn’t mean they have an effect. You find yourself going around in circles unable to do much about the patterns you constantly find yourself living out. Talk about feeling trapped. This is not the way to live. But, if you are stuck within this type of life pattern, you feel there’s not much you can do about anything in your life. It’s as if you are bound to repeat the same bad decisions over and over again.