I lugged around inside me a dead weight of not-good-enoughness – Lewis Smedes-
Is being healthy really so difficult and confusing? It sure seems to be so when you look at the book shelves in the shops these days. There are rows of books that will tell you how to achieve optimum health and wellness, but the sad thing is that it may not be the formula for you. You have tried all the diets known to man and you failed, or did the diet fail you?
What is that standard of optimal health and wellness you want to achieve? What does healthy mean to you? See, this is where it becomes a personal journey. Looking at society and the standard they put out in the media changes all the time. It is trend, fashion, season and it is all so superficial, never dealing with the thought, feelings and emotions that are on the inside of you. Your personal standard of what health means to you should not change like the wind. It is a personal journey where you learn precious lessons along the way, that you can choose to apply as needed. It’s not a journey where you change from diet to diet every 6 months, hoping this might be the cure for your unhappiness.
For me personal health and wellness is not just about what I put in my mouth. Yes, it is important to be aware and to know about how certain foods affect you, but really the most important part of living life well is whether you have complete balance, contentment, peace and joy in your day to day life. If you have that balance, you will value yourself enough to make sure you are filling your body, mind and spirit with goodness only. Because you know you only deserve the very best. Let me ask you this:
- Are you happy with your job?
- Are you contend with what you have?
- Are you stressed all the time because your life is out of control?
- Do you have healthy relationships?
- Do you value who you are?
- Are you thinking good thoughts about yourself or are you lugging around inside you a dead weight of not-good-enoughness.
- POISON ALERT: Are you drinking the poison of unforgiveness? Forgiveness is something you do for YOURSELF, not the other person. Forgiveness allows you to move on and get well.
“Forgiveness is a gift from God to us in a world that is not fair”- Sheila Walsh
And trust me, I know how hard forgiving is, I have had to do a lot of it too. It wasn’t until my late twenties that I realised my anger and depression was caused by unforgiveness and resentment. It was so deeply rooted that it started to cause physiological symptoms. What physiological symptoms do you have that might be related to negative emotion?Hmmmmm……I am glad I got skilled in the forgiveness department and have been practising ever since.
If you are able to live a life that has a healthy balance you are more likely to value yourself and make all round healthy choices that will serve you well long term. Isn’t life all about choices? Choose well, choose life!