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JACK's JOURNAL JOURNEY 2019 and beyond

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Jack Kruse, Jan 31, 2019.

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    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Ok......so I did something unusual for me today.......I am flying to speak in Europe this summer. If you are a European member you might want to pay attention to your emails. If you are all in I might consider doing a VIP. Seems Dr. Wunsch and I will be doing something rather unique at this gathering. This could get interesting for those who like adventure. For my members, even in the familiar, I make sure there can be surprise and wonder when I blow into a town to speak. July 2-7 in Europe. Two countries......two audiences. It takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done......yet by any Black Swan.


  2. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    may have to go to Europe ..........
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  3. Jack Kruse

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    The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy. People forget we create our happiness from our choices. People often come to me asking for medication. They are often sick and tired of feeling sick and tired of some malady. They are tired of their sad mood, fatigue, and loss of interest in things that previously gave them pleasure. Their days are routine: unsatisfying jobs, few friends, lots of boredom. They feel cut off from the pleasures enjoyed by others.
    Here is what I tell them: The good news is that we have effective treatments for the symptoms of depression; the bad news is that medication will not make you happy. Being outside in nature provides a light that creates happiness. Happiness is not simply the absence of despair. It is an affirmative state in which our lives have both meaning and pleasure when we are fulfilling our cognitive bias of living in nature.
    The irony of life, In general, we get, not what we deserve, but what we expect from our lives. Few of us realize we can change the tension in our lives with new choices.

  4. Jack Kruse

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    On being renewed and being solo........'Single" means you are brave enough to face the glorious unknown of the unaccompanied journey. I'm ready for it. They better strap in. The animal is out of the cage.
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    Governments come in all forms. Sometimes life mimics music. Governments don't protect people, people protect governments.
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    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I don’t work for the hospital.
    I don’t work for admin.
    I don’t work for my partners.
    I don’t work for politicians/government.
    I don’t work for the dean/university.
    I don’t work for shareholders/CEO.
    Regardless of my practice type,
    I work for each of my individual patients.
    I don’t work for industry/big pharma.
    I don’t work for special interests.
    I don’t work for my employees.
    I don’t work for MYSELF.
    The universe is constantly talking to you. Are you listening to what she says or are you worried about what everyone else is saying about you?

    The berth surrounding my body crushing every bit of bone
    The salt, it seeps in through the pores of my open skin
    I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue sea
    I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue
    Welcome to my cage, little lover
    Attempt to rearrange with you, baby
    Still don't know your name, Miss Honey
    Let's go up in flames, pretty lady
    The sweet surrender of silence forces me to live alone
    Locked and loaded, where the hell is peace of mind?
    I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue sea
    I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue
    Welcome to my cage, little lover
    Attempt to rearrange with you, baby
    Still don't know your name, Miss Honey
    Let's go up in flames, pretty lady
    Welcome to my cage, little lover
    Attempt to…

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    The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland where the Black Swan goes.

    People say they go the extra mile, but almost no one actually does. Most people think, "Wait, no one else is here. Why am I doing this?"

    The Black Swan is rare because their mindset is unique.

    That's why the extra mile is such a lonely place for the common man. That's also why the extra mile is a place filled with opportunities. Be early. Stay late. Make the extra phone call. Send the extra email. Do the extra research. Help a person solve a difficult problem. Help a customer unload or unpack a shipment. Don't wait to be asked for help; offer. Every time you do something, think of one extra thing you can do--especially if other people aren't doing that one thing. In this unpopulated wasteland, many will ask you why you persist. Tell them your using nature's light to sculpt your life by thinking better than you did before.

    Sure, it's hard, to think anew and adapt. Being solo in the modern world is not something to fear........it is something to conquer.

    But that's what will make you different and unique--and over time, it will make you incredibly successful when you begin to write your next chapter. It will be book all will want to read when the see the words of your story spill all over the pages...........
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    Charlie H. said, "I've converted over 80 Dr. Jack Kruse talks and videos and podcasts to MP3. This is a link to them in Google Drive. They are downloadable and I think they can be played straight out of Google. Please have a look at the 'Read Me Dr. JK.docx it may answer some questions. Let me know if you come across a talk which is hidden away in the depths of the internet, they do appear now and again as Google likes to play with us. I've also attached the Read Me file to this OP. ☀️"
  9. Jack Kruse

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    It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about when it gets right down to it. What's tough is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about. Decisions, good and bad build your destiny. Beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost in the weeds. Do things so you have no regrets when your time is over.

    Waiting for "them to change" hurts. Forgetting them permanently is going to hurt even more....... But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful to make in a relationship........
    You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny. This is a great lesson I have learned in 2019.

    Black Swan's implicitly know that it is most wise to seek deeply to first understand as best we can, then to be understood by opening our mouth to teach the wisdom we've collected to others. There is a duty in this mission to help the clueless properly. This won't be popular but it is true.

    There comes a time where you sometimes have to accept that someone you really want just isn’t the one for you. It’s sad and heartbreaking but also a harsh truth that many of us have to face. This is me accepting that reality in a blog.
    This is me accepting that you’ll never be mine. Ever. Not now. Not in the future. Your road is not paved to go the same way as mine. And while so badly I want to convince that it is, I think somewhere deep down inside of me I always knew.

    It doesn’t make us bad people. It doesn’t make you the villain. It just means that you were not expected to be the main character in my story. While what I want is to wake up next to you, wrapped in your arms and see the breaking dawn with you, it’s never going to happen again.

    It breaks my heart to know that you will never be the person I spend lazy Sundays with. You won’t be the one I look over at on our front porch when we’re in our 70s and think ‘yeah I love you more now.’ You won’t be that person because you don’t want to be that person for yourself first.

    This is me accepting that this is just not our destiny. Our souls aren’t meant to intertwine any longer. Our hearts will never beat as one again. Our entanglement is over.

    And even though I’m accepting there will never be an us again, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you or did not love you. It doesn’t mean that I won’t carry you with me forever. I will. Energy like this cannot be created or destroyed. It forms a new form. That form is our offspring.

    There’ll be times that I’m going to wonder where you are and what has happened to you. I’m going to think about that maybe I should call just to catch up with no other intention other than to see how you are because I will always care. But I won’t reach out. I won’t because we’ve said our goodbyes and we’ve made peace. My goodbye is right here above in a blog.

    There are many things I hope for you. That you meet someone who loves you as much as I did and still do.

    So, this is me accepting that you’ll never be mine again no matter how much it hurts to move on and leave you behind. This is me saying goodbye without wanting to, but I have to, to keep my sanity. I will not forget you.
  10. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    my heart breaks for both of you ......but I do get it.

    I can't even begin to imagine the strength this took.

    I wish so much love and happiness and new growth and direction for both of you as you find your new path.....
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    Resistance is a sign from the universe that shows you're going the right way.........
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    “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do them has increased.”

    It’s impossible to describe the pain and struggle of the past few years. If ever there was a time to throw in the towel, this was it. One thing that has kept me going is the words of a mentor in my head. Every time I’m tempted to give up, make excuses, or start feeling sorry for myself, I hear him saying: “So what?!”

    While the road I’m on is indeed ‘one less traveled by’, we all face enormous challenges in life. We all have health issues and feel the sorrow that comes with the illness or loss of a loved one. Many suffer from the consequences of abuse or addiction. Divorce and failed relationships are commonplace, and even those in relationships often feel alone. Parents struggle with the decisions of their children when they are sick or embroiled in a separation. Children struggle to find their own path in both cases, all while trying to be accepted by their peers, and living up to their parent’s expectations. Whatever the challenge we face, the truth is that we all struggle. No one is immune to the pain that comes from the difficulties of life.

    During these difficult times, we have moments where we feel extreme sorrow, hurt, and pain. We feel overwhelmed and our self-doubt is crippling. The reality is that no matter what road we decide to take next, each one will leave us bruised and broken. The healing process takes years, sometimes decades; and still leaves behind scars. Life changes us if we allow it too. We can use this chaos to improve. We will never be the same person we were yesterday, yet these are the moments that will ultimately define us. The choice is ours whether our struggles make us or break us.

    The moment I stopped making excuses, my life changed. Consistently doing the right things every day took me from barely breathing to surviving, from progressing to thriving.
  13. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    thankyou for posting your thoughts and perspective on the road we all travel - each in our own way.

    I love what your mentor said ...."so what"
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    Human skin has an inherent serotonergic system that is capable of generating serotonin.

    What happens as a result when serotonin drops? You become unable to handle acute stresses and mental illness becomes more likely. This is especially true for mania, depression, and seasonal change. This is why bipolar disease, EHS, chronic fatigue, infertility, poor libido, and poor sleep all are related to melanopsin damage caused to serotonin photoreceptors in the skin and eye. The absence of serotonin in the brain alters acute stress responsiveness by interfering with the genomic function of the glucocorticoid receptors. When these receptors are altered by this oxidation they no longer work as they should. When this process begins in the eye and ends in reduce the GR by adding electrons to it.

    How does a lack of this aromatic amino acid cause disease?
    Interestingly, serotonergic projections innervate the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus as well as the brain regions involved in the stress-induced activity of the HPA axis, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC). This is why PVN damage is associated with EHS, POTS, and adrenal fatigue. I covered this in the Brain-Gut #16 blog years ago.

    Serotonin helps the brainstem humans get a condition called adrenal fatigue where it appears there is a global dysfunction of how their hormone receptors operate. This can alter how the brain functions to lead to many different types of mental illness. This paper lays out the physiologic basis of this process that most allopathic doctors deny or are ignorant of the mechanisms due to a lack of knowledge about how light sculpts life via the skin. Become a member and learn more about this mechanism to stay well.

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