Think of a wheel with a hundred spokes all meeting at the center. Each spoke represents a different aspect of you, but the center represents your self image, where all your thoughts are directed. You may think differently on each spoke, but all of your thoughts are directed to your self image. So as you think, depending on your self image, you get responses to your thoughts.
At the center of that wheel, we have the ability to connect to a positive or negative self image. When you choose a positive self image, you are able to go beyond yourself and focus on the center of the wheel, the place of perfect balance. Your negative self image is connected to the past and how your environment shaped you. At the center, you are connected to the Wisdom of the Body and an Ultimate Reality. You have the power to determine your own self image, thus determining how you interpret the thoughts of every spoke of your wheel.
By accepting the responsibility to determine your self image, you naturally Integrate a whole you. Your positive self image is connected to inner wisdom and a greater reality. You positively live in the moment connected to powerful inner resources ready to respond to the simplicity of grace.
Imagine the simple act of accepting your positive self image has the power to integrate the whole you. That simple action basically says that your whole being is available all of the time; you just have to be in the right place to accept it.

Marc Lerner, working through the Life Skills Institute,
helps people accept their whole being. Go to for an example of turning difficult times into magic. Go to to explore his entire work. Our greatest sin is ignoring our Whole Being.
© Marc Lerner and Life Skills 2010

Author's Bio: 

Marc Lerner is the President of Life Skills Institute and has been working with people in a health crisis since 1982. Learning to discover oneself in difficult times is the theme of A Healthy Way to be Sick, the e-book Marc Lerner wrote. Go to to read a mini-version. Learn this same technique to deal with any difficult time with the e-book, A Light Shines Brighter in Darkness, at the same website. Marc Lerner is available for public speaking and tele-seminars. When you learn to master inner resources and avoid negative thinking, you automatically tap powerful inner resources to become an active partner with medical professionals. Patient participation can influence the results of the doctor’s treatment. The doctor’s relationship with the patient can also influence how the patient participates in healing. Marc’s work is dedicated to establishing this partnership.