“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” —Carl Jung

Looking inward can often bring higher state of awareness to the challenges or questions you have.

Imagine yourself waking up and in a state of hunger. You just slept for eight hours and you need to replenish your body with the appropriate nutrition to get the day started. You have two choices:

You can look outward at the pantry cabinet to see what food is available to put into your body.
Or, you can look inward and ask yourself, what am I hungry for? Being aware of what you’re hungry for may be a sign that your body needs a certain type of food.

For example, if you ask yourself what you’re hungry for and all you can think about is having a banana and orange, perhaps that may be a sign that you need Potassium and Vitamin C.

Self awareness of your current needs can be done on more levels than just nutrition. You could do this same exercise for sleep, exercise and other health promoting activities that your body requires.

The next time you have to decide, what should I do? Try looking inward to see what you may become aware of for the needs of your wellbeing.


The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.