The Best Advice (as a Healer) I Can Give You. {Video}

Best Advice Ben Ralston

 Look, it’s like this—life should be simple.

It’s simple for the other 99.99999% recurring other species on the planet (when we’re not poisoning them).

If we want to be happy and healthy—and it’s true: health is wealth and peace of mind is happiness—then we have to be in alignment with the natural world. All of the natural world, from the cosmos through the earth to our bodies (as above, so below) is bound together by simplicity. 

In the same way that “water finds its level” and in the same way that “nature abhors a vacuum,” so too do we “gravitate” naturally  towards simplicity—evenness, fairness, justice, oneness.

Simplicity in this context means, amongst other things, making sure that your external life matches your internal values. Hence, the practical exercise that I share towards the end of the video.

But I would also encourage you to also question all the complexity of modern life, and make an effort to whittle it down to it’s bare bones—that which you really need.

What, after all, do you really need?
Nothing in nature is wasted.

All is shared.

“Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham” (“I am the eternal seeker of peace, love and simplicity”) ~ from Adi Shankara’s “Song of the Self”



Author: Ben Ralston

Editor: Yoli Ramazzina

Photo: Courtesy of author.

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Genevieve Rohan Feb 21, 2016 11:32am

Thank you Ben. A great place to begin and return to. Society’s influence on this attitude is a siren’s song.

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Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston has been practising personal development—necessity being the Mother of invention—since he was about six years old. He’s been teaching and sharing what he’s learnt along the way for a couple of decades. His main thing is Heart of Tribe retreats—whose very purpose is to help you fall back in love with life, no less. Leading these retreats alongside his woman Kara-Leah Grant—also an elephant journal writer (that’s how they met!)—they combine a deep well of lineage-based yoga teaching experience, with expertise in healing trauma and various other methods of personal development. Ben also works with clients one-on-one via Skype, writes, makes videos from time to time, and is passionate about parenting.
He lives in an intentional, tribal community in the hills of Croatia, where you might find him gardening barefoot and talking to the rocks. Connect with Ben on Facebook or YouTube or check out his website for more info.