Fairly frequently I will watch youtube videos about bitcoin on market and trend analysis. A recent video I watched made the observation that the cable news segments on Bitcoin prices always frame changes in price in terms of being caused by some recent event but that they are always wrong about the reason. It’s often the case that the same news channel will contradict themselves on the same price movement.
The reason for news worthy price movements is usually always because of the trend or in other words because people believe that the future will play out a certain way. i.e the price makes big gains because people see that the price has been going up or down faster than any other market and they want in/out or there is a major trend reversal.
This is where I segway from other people thinking irrelevant causes are the result of actions to myself realizing the same thing about my self.
I have been sick and injured a lot in the past few years. I thought that as soon as I stopped working 9-5 that my health would improve and that the effects were probably work stress related. But after starting to live and work on my own schedule I got worse. I have not been able to do the same level of activity from one year ago.
I was watching another youtube video with Dr. Jordon Peterson talking to Joe Rogan about the carnivore diet and how it gave him remarkable health benefits. As I was watching I was thinking about pieces or ideas that I could incorporate into my diet to fix some chronic recurring issues I’m having with joint problems and lack of energy.
I have been vegan for about 5 years and the idea of starting to eat meat is a tall order. But another idea about the matter of my diet and health came to mind.
I believe that what we think about becomes our experience and I live this every day. This idea is perfectly congruent with my current financial independence that I planned, imagined and fully embraced. But it just occurred to me watching this video that maybe I’m sick and injured not because I have a particular deficiency in vitamins, nutrients, proteins or routine but because I view diet and health as something that I have to fix or operate just in a certain way in order to function correctly. And because I subconsciously believe that health needs to be fixed it then manifests as a problem for me. Maybe if I view health the same way I view financial independence I will become healthy wealthy…
This makes me think of stories I have read about people who supposedly don’t eat. Breatharians or the budda boy. Most people ignore these accounts as fraud but it makes me think that in some ways we can achieve physical energy and function by mind.
Part of the video Dr. Peterson talked about the effect on depression and that strikes me as something that affects your mental state which should in theory affect your heath and dietary absorption theoretically. The complexity of factors both dietary and mental make navigating healthy living complicated and time consuming to sort out.
My plan. Follow the same formula I use financially for diet and physical activity. That is believe that I will be healthy naturally in the same way the body will naturally heal after injury, imagine the conditions of enjoying health and mobility and then allowing it to happen and enjoy it. The other thing I will have to be careful of is to weed out a lot of negative thoughts about being sick or current injuries because they have persisted for a few years.