This word derives from the Greek: Homeo – the same . Stasis meaning stable .
Homeostasis (from Greek: ὅμοιος, “hómoios”, “similar“and στάσις, stásis, “standing still”.
The concept was published by Claude Bernard in 1865 and described ‘the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, relatively constant condition of properties such as temperature or pH’.
Basically, it describes a process in which the body’s internal environment is kept stable.
Simon often uses these definitions during his explanation of how the mind and body works.
Consider the miriad of interactions between the mind and the body to function effectively to survive.
A 40 year old has been alive for around 1, 262, 650, 000 seconds!
They have had 1, 515, 230, 000 heart beats, recycled 22, 129, 000 litres of blood and have taken an amazing 315, 673, 000 breaths.
They have been asleep for almost third of their life – 115, 743. hours.
Think for a moment how your respiratory, digestive, endocrine and auto-nomic nervous systems all work effortlessly behind the scenes to ensure ‘stability’.
If homeostasis is not maintained, then the major internal organs and systems can be compromised, with potentially catastrophic consequences.
Now imagine the additional countless tasks and thoughts required to fulfil the complexities of an average day and how you depend on all those internal resources that you take for granted.
What if you are planning something more challenging than an ‘average’ day or even more demanding than a ‘challenging’ day?
You get used to your mind and body just being there for you and helping you behind the scenes and you also expect the psychology and physiology to symbiotically perform upon request in even the most extreme conditions.
Your mind and your body wants to be in a constant state of Homeostatis and doesn’t want to change.
So, for those wanting to be different or to make significant changes in their lives they will need to re-calibrate their sub-conscious mind to allow their ‘natural’ resources to understand the new behaviour required.
However, for a while the old behaviour is so set in it’s ways, it will resist change vehemently.
It will resist change as it will want to stay the same and the resistor of change is homeo-statis.
It is suggested that around 90% of our day is made up of autonomic thoughts and actions, so we are all used to working on auto pilot.
There is no limit to what we can all achieve, but those who want achieve success, love, wealth, health and happiness will be those who are prepared to re-calibrate and make certain changes to their natural resistors.