My idea of good health includes the following
- Being active in spirit
- Staying strong in mind
- Creating balance in the physical body.
Having the strength to pursue and include these elements in your day to day lives will take a concentrated and purposeful effort
Of the many definitions of strength I’ve read, I like the following best
Strength : the quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way
Problems most often arrive:
- when you’re not taking care of yourself
- when you’re not paying attention to that little voice inside
- when you ignore what others are showing and telling you
- when you assume everyone believes and knows what you know
- when you live your life expecting things to come your way you tend to miss your blessings
Most of your problems are more avoidable than you think. But you have to be ready to change your mindset and do some things differently.
Active in spirit doesn’t mean you go to church everyday. Whatever your faith… it’s with you every day, everywhere you go. When you have true belief in anything…it shows up in everything you do.
Staying strong in mind is more challenging. Work, family, friends and other outside influences are constantly in the shadows trying to steer you in an alternate direction that benefits purposes that are important to them. You have to remain clear in your intentions in order to stay ahead of their distractions. I’m not saying that all outside suggestions have no value. I’m just saying…be clear and prepared to make, and stand by, your own choices.
Creating balance in your physical body means feeding it well. Moving it with purpose and resting it adequately. Your body is the very thing that will be with you for the rest of your life. Take care of it and it will take care of you. It requires your commitment just as much as any job, spouse, friend, child or pet. Your body is a gift. A temple that rebuilds itself throughout your lifespan. It is as rich as the energy you put into it. Without your care it will atrophy and collapse and cause you great pain along the way.
When all is said and done, it is up to you to accept your power. Your ‘will’ will be done in the end and who you become is a decision only you can make.