Luke Burrows

What I Learned From A Recent Hospital Visit


In this email, we’re back with my latest podcast episode as we talk Ayurveda and how this timeless wisdom can lead us back to balance. I share an insight, and idea inspired by my recent unexpected hospital visit, and we finish with a life principle!

Let’s dive into it ↓

Latest Podcast

My latest podcast episode.

In this episode, I’m joined by Kimberly Rossi who is an Ayurveda expert and the Director of Wellness and Business Development at the Art of Living Retreat Center, one of the top-rated wellness retreat centers in the US.

We discuss the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda as Kim explains how Ayurveda focuses on finding and treating the root cause of imbalances through diet, lifestyle, stress management, exercise, and herbs. Kim also encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own healing and to believe in their power to bring themselves back into balance.

I loved this episode, and I believe you will do too. Listen and/or watch wherever you get your podcasts from and don’t forget to leave a review, it’s one of the best ways to support the show!

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1 Insight To Consider

Thought-provoking insights to think about.

If you saw a post I shared on Thursday, you would know that I had an unexpected hospital visit, which led to a small but urgent procedure.

This experience led to many insights as I had time to think and reflect while in recovery!

One that stands out to me the most is that of the art of surrender, and experiencing what Surrender could feel like.

If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of Surrender, it is a concept from the spiritual world and is essentially a place of total acceptance of that what is without fighting or wanting to control whatever ‘what is’.

Many and I’ve made this assumption beforehand believe that it’s passive when it’s anything but…

Instead, it’s using your personal power to regulate and remain in control of your emotions and be your most conscious self.

Using Wednesday evening as an example, there I was on my way down to theatre for a small procedure and I noticed how Isurprisingly wasn’t panicking, scared, or over concerned…

I was just a little nervous and I think that’s normal.

I noticed how acceptive of the situation I was.

Did I want to be there? Of course, not. But it was what it was and fighting it or being in denial wouldn’t help or change the situation.

So I was in a calm state, one of Surrender, in control of my emotions, acceptive of the situation, and at one with life.

It made me realise that when we’re in this state life becomes a lot more peaceful. Even in difficult situations, we don’t need to fight everything, if anything.

We fight situations when our expectations of what realityshould be aren’t met. But, there are no shoulds. There’s just that ‘what is’ and Surrender reminds us of this phenomenon and puts us in a state of living in harmony with life, with all that is.

Maybe, it’s helped I’ve practiced countless hours of meditation. Either way, it’s a place I believe we can all aspire to live from and can help us be our best selves!

1 Idea To Act On

Simple actions to improve your health & life.

In the last edition of YBL, I shared an idea to go without your phone for the first hour of the day…

How did that go? What did you learn about yourself?

Staying on that theme let’s turn things up a notch!

Inspired by my hospital trip where I was without my phone for 12 hours, admittedly 3 to 4 hours of that I was in surgery or recovery so I wouldn’t have used my phone anyway there were still what felt like countless hours, where all I did was try to sleep because if you’ve ever tried to sleep in a hospital you know it’s pretty impossible and was just waiting patiently to get collected…

For the majority of this time, I had no idea what the time was…

I was alone just me and my thoughts…

No distractions or ways to try to entertain myself…

And, while I just wanted to go home and see my family, not having tech around me felt liberating!

A notepad would have been nice, to write down all of my thoughts but that’s a different topic 🤣

Now, I’m not saying you need to go 12 hours without your phone.

However, in the spirit of turning things up a notch go without your phone for the first hour in the morning, andat least another hour throughout the day.

This could be after you finish work when you leave your phone in your car and go for a 60-minute walk or having a tech detox 60 minutes before bed.

Either way, you decide how to implement this small but mighty micro-habit!

Just let me know what you decide to do by replying here.

Principle Of Life

Principles & reminders to help you live your best life.

#12: Remember what truly matters and forget the rest.

Until next week,

Luke Burrows

Founder, Podcast Host

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