My wife was telling me the other day that she was a bit beat-up and needed to sleep. Usually the most smiley and chipper of people, she hadn’t had the most fantastic day. Happens to us all. But, I realized that as a gymnast and champion back-stroker for years, she hadn’t also been exercising and thought at the time that this might have something to do with it.
But, in reading my Science of Survival tonight, I came across this, on page 221. (This, by the way, is from where L. Ron Hubbard is talking about a change of environment as being one of the valid therapies to raise one on the tone scale)
“A special part of environmental change would be changes in health by reason of nutrition or better living conditions.”
“Good physical exercise can, by itself, markedly increase the individual’s position on the Tone Scale.”
Now, obviously exercise isn’t the whole answer to raising one on the tone scale, or else physically-fit Southern California would be the least abberated place on the planet! (Argh! It’s not!) But, like any valid therapy, one has to be smart and apply what’s right for them. If someone is stuck in a nasty painful emotion engram from the death of the grandmother, the right thing is most likely just to get that person in session and get them some Dianetics. But in the case of my wife, right now we might just need to get out and get some exercise!