___ that the universe has a designer, a sentient being that has always been in existence, who designed and created this place specifically for us. I shall call Him God.
___ that God put into motion specific laws that we call physics and chemistry that control the day to day workings of this universe. While God may love us, physics could care less, so time and gravity subdues us all in the end.
___ that this planet is unique in all the universe in its 900+ details of fine tuning that allow for advanced life to exist for a short window of time. We are alone. But unlike Carl Sagan I do not consider it a big waste of space for us to be alone. Rather I think that it took an entire universe to make one place as unique as our earth. Thank God!
___ that the ultimate purpose of this universe is to completely conquer and eradicate evil. Each of us has but a few years to show if he/she is worthy. We all have a part to play.
___ that each of us has a purpose. You can choose to accept or choose to reject that purpose.
___ that it is one of our prime responsibilities to care for the vessel (our body) that we were given. It is through this vessel only that we can express God’s purpose.
___ that genetics is responsible for at least half of our health potential. We inherit our ancestors’ strengths and weaknesses. Time creates mutations. Mutations are mostly bad, despite what X-Men and Heroes would have you believe.
___ that our nerve system is the prime coordinator of all health. The spine is fragile. The nerve system is damaged by spinal injury and degeneration (enter time and gravity again)
___ that chiropractic adjustments partially but significantly improve our health by repairing spinal damage and reducing nerve stress and inflammation. This is a good thing.
___ that my purpose in chiropractic is to get this message to as many people as I can and adjust as many people as I can while my body will perform this task. So please help me.
And if that wasn’t enough, here are some more. I also believe:
___ that you can’t take it with you. There’s no point in trying.
___ that our planet is better off with you on it, and humanity is better off with you in it.
___ that we must strive to improve every day.
___ that our minds do not know the difference between reality and what we tell it.
___ in Peter Pan. Because I love peanut butter. Old people get this.
___ that each of us has the power to change our future. But only through understanding the past.
___ that our internal working paradigm from which our mind operates is always the limiting factor in our growth. We need to change it.
___ that vaccination can be very dangerous. If you do it, do so because you did the research and you think it’s a good idea, not because some bureaucrat or drug manufacturer tells you that you need to.
___ that the human body is made to sit a little, walk a little, run a little, eat a little, lie down a little, stand a little, and bend a lot in every direction every day.
___ that Frodo lives, that the empire did strike back, and we could all use a bigger boat.
___ that happiness comes from contentment, and contentment comes from a balanced life, and a balanced life comes from a lifetime of well thought out good decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions. In other words, look at the cards you are dealt, dump the bad ones, try to get some better ones, and then play the hand out knowing that you did your best.
___ that it is funny that we wonder why the years go by so fast. They go by fast because every Monday we just can’t wait for the week to be over so that we can get to the weekend. And on the weekend we race through it doing every bad thing to our body that we can, and maybe spend an hour on Sunday asking God for forgiveness for how little we are.
___ that ice cream is preferable to pizza, but just barely.
___ that you are the most important person in my universe while I am in the adjusting room with you. Unless my wife calls of course.
___ that what we believe, even if it’s wrong or stupid, is more important than what we know. So whatever it is you believe, believe it smart. Think it out. Then hold your ground. I may believe in lots of dumb stuff, but it’s my dumb stuff, I like my dumb stuff, it keeps me afloat. So our beliefs are our own personal floatation devices. Don’t go swimming without them. And always wait 30 minutes after you are done eating.