Let's be thankful for the kernel of Love hidden in every challenge!

in Natural Medicine2 months ago (edited)

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Heyo, people! Javier here with this weeks's collection of mindful posts. HF24 is finally going live now, and our community keeps growing, not just in the amount of folks around, but in the quality/assertiveness of the content across the board. These are reasons to celebrate, and they provide opportunities to explore, so I encourage you to go beyond the curation, peruse through Hive and see what rare, strange and beautiful work you can find.

The posts that I bring today are centered on possibilities for learning and growth despite the challenges, or rather, because of them. Yes, we've all had more than our fair share of trouble this year, but I can say for a fact that I've grown a lot amidst them, and I feel that all of you can say the same at some level, so let's jump right into the curation proper!

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I open this edition with a dissertation by @whatamidoing, regarding the compulsory use of face masks in public. It's a no-nonsense, down-to-earth and respectful examination of the arguments for and against this simple safety measure that seems to offend so many while drowning others in a sort of feverish and even aggressive panic. This post is a call back to the center, to a more balanced, peaceful and effective approach to this issue.


Do you fear the virus or the mask? You're stronger than both!


Following up with this gorgeous, fun and frank post by @ericvancewalton, who's finished his book "Mindful Moments" (you may recall that he used Hive engagement for each of its chapters) and now comes to tell us about the lessons he's learned and the positive changes he's made in his life during this stressful and complex year, encouraging others to offer their own stories on the matter. This post also makes a point regarding masks: while common folk are all meant to wear them, the ones covering the true colors of people in power have instead fallen away, showing us who's who in our governments and institutions. To me, that's something to cheer for as well.


What has 2020 taught you?


Indeed, 2020 has been one of the most difficult years of our time, not only because of the challenges it has posed to us individually, but because of what it has meant to our collective mindset. While many of us haven't been gravely struck by the rampant virus, suffering any disease now can be a dreadful experience due to the isolation and the social pressure. @denmarkguy has just come out of some sort of illness, and he tells us about the experience (and the changes it's already worked on him, particularly in terms of diet) in this post, which is, as usual, framed with wonderful photography.


Feeling sick in the age of COVID

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And if we're already talking about health and dietary habits, let's take a look at this very interesting contribution by @zydane, who discusses the relationship between demographics, genetics and food, and how particular kinds of foods may agree with people from certain quarters of the world more than others. It's a fascinating topic that I hope other users with experience in nutrition could expand on in the future.


What does your ancestry mean for what you should eat?


But health isn't just about the food we eat, it's about the way we take care of our body, the approach we use for troubleshooting, the thoughts we harbor, the feelings we promote and the words we say, among many other elements. Although he was pretty active on the previous blockchain, @manandezo has just recently made his re-introduction in Hive, so he's a "new" arrival in the community who has some powerful, simple and precious insights on the matter of mindful practices to increase our wellness. Take a look at his work!


The benefits of morning practices

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If you're in Natural Medicine, chances are you have an interest in many therapies, practices and treatments that don't adhere to the orthodox scientific approaches we're taught to trust as a convention in our societies. Meditation, visualization, rituals, crystals and ancestral medicines all have a place here, so perhaps this post by @gracielaacevedo, describing an experience with a traditional healer, will give you some idea of the broad spectrum of knowledge out there.


Testimony of a cure

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And for those of you who have a well-established practice, who have seen these alternative therapies at work and can attest to their benefits, this post by @evev will feel like another wonderful manifestation of support for the paths that you have chosen. She tells us here about her fruitful and lovely spiritual experience, and I feel especially connected with her Biodanza practice, because it's also become one of my main works over the past two years. Gods, I miss Biodanza!


My Spiritual Experience

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I conclude the curation this week with this amazing post by @fenngen, expressing his gratitude for the world that we live in, full of colors, secrets, questions and answers in a myriad languages. I join in his expression of gratitude by embracing you all, for you're all faces of God, and this planet that we've been given as home, of which we have been made stewards, would surely be lessened without even one of you to grace it with your perspective, laughter and music! Thank you all!


Gratefulness for a vast world which we will never stop learning about

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 2 months ago 

Lovely collection. I missed a couple so I'm going to have a look today!!! 2020 has been a rough year but HIVE people have made it better with their wisdom.

As always, we get exactly the tools and channels we require in order to ride the wave of the times, and Hive has been a wonderful place to be in these circumstances!

 2 months ago 

Such a beautiful job of curating and unearthing some real gems!
Off to do some reading!

Thank you so much as always! Glad that my work is so well appreciated!

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What a lovely curation @drrune. There is certainly something to the genetic ancestry diet, although it doesn't take into account how our lifestyles are very different from our ancestors. The American diet is one example, because it is based on feeding hard-working slaves, cowboys and and pioneers.

Those high-fat, carb and calorie diets from a few hundred years ago don't serve us well now that so many Americans sit in office chairs all day. On the other side of that equation, many friends I have in the USA who are manual laborers are quite healthy on the American diet.

Awesome #mindfullife collection!!

Yes, it's definitely a question of finding the balance of Nature vs. Nurture, that's to say, our genetic predispositions as opposed to our constructed habits.

Thank you so much, man!!