Here's what Dr. Bruce Lipton tells us:
"You are not a single entity, you are 50 trillion cells. Each cell is the equivalent of a miniature human! [In other words,] there's a civilization under your skin with 50 trillion entities in it. They can live in blissed out harmony and you're blissed out."
Dr. Lipton is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics and energy psychology. His 2006 book "The Biology of Belief" (a second edition was released last year!) remains a classic in terms of understanding that OUR GENES ARE NOT OUR DESTINY. In fact, Center for Disease Control (CDC) meta level statistics show that when it comes to key drivers of current health, genetics accounts for only 16% of the total. According to CDC, our lifestyle (aka our behavioral choices) and our environment (built and natural) together account for more than 75% of our health and well-being.
Let me say that again: three-quarters of the factors that determine your actual state of health are related to the behavioral & lifestyle choices you make and the environment in which you live and work. That's great news on its own, since it means that we can make different choices to get different results. Dr. Lipton goes on to tell us that in order to change our bodies, aka our physical health, we need to change our BELIEFS.
When I say "get over yourself", what I mean is let go of the beliefs that limit and constrain you or make you anxious. Truth is not objective, it's subjective. Let's say you and I go to the same movie. I might think it's a poorly written bit or nonsense, while you find it profound and deeply moving. Both of us are right, because we are each experiencing a personal truth. Life is like that too. If you are carrying truths that hold you back --- especially if they're truths that come from other people or external sources -- let go. Your truth should support your optimal well-being: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. Connect to your inner values and allow your truth to lend you the courage to change. Your ideal self may be closer than you think!