“What good does it do if you improve your mind and brain to get your career, relationship and life goals if you don’t keep your health up to make sure you are around long enough to achieve them? The pursuit of success can be stressful. You want to be sure you are healthy all the while.
I have spent years healthy and in shape and out of shape. I have weight lifted, studied martial arts, yoga, done aerobics, and walked at various times. I have ate without regard and I gave up everything processed and only at fresh, farm raised, organic fruits and vegetables, 100% grass fed meats, wild caught fish and pure water.
What about you? I have been on again and off again in the pursuit of healthy living. One day, many years ago, during a period of meditation and reflection, it occurred to me that I walked or stood on my feet for nearly 26 years. They carried me everywhere. I was blown away.
Energy Flows Where Your Attention Goes
I never paid attention to my feet except to clean them, clip toenails or if my shoes were too tight. I was blown away and began to feel a deep abiding gratitude for my feet and everywhere they carried me. It was so profound I began thanking my bones, tissues, veins and arteries. I moved from my feet up my legs thanking everything.
Everything I could think to thank. Atoms, cells, tissue, fibers, organs. I traversed my entire body lost in appreciation. It was a completely new experience. I appreciated me. I appreciated that every system worked to carry out its function. That it had a wisdom to regenerate cells, eliminate and refresh, and to completely heal all on its own.
I had certainly never thought about this so deeply or completely. For the first time, for me, the body was a temple, an incredibly marvelous self-working, self-regulating magnificent temple. I had mostly ignored it and complained about it when I was ill, injured, or just feeling sorry for how I looked or felt.
Gratitude Opens You Up For More Of Everything Wonderful
WOW. I had a huge ‘aha’ moment. I began teaching it in my meditation and NLP workshops. I taught it in business seminars and acting classes. Be grateful. Appreciate your body and your instrument. You have no idea how incredible you are, whatever level of healthy function you experience. I was completely moved.
There would be times I would forget again. Times, I complained. There would be health challenges and upsets. There were also times I’d remember. Finally, I put a couple things together that I hadn’t completely thought to do. I was getting my mind under my control and directing my thoughts as I wanted. The body was on hold.
The body could wait, was one of my thoughts, for awhile. I am in okay health, good health actually. Not as fit as I was. So I didn’t put much focus on it even though I, again, was routinely appreciative. I made it a point to thank it prior to going to sleep in my gratitude list. I learned to really go to bed appreciative and also give it a task.
Health And Healing Come From Within
The task was to continue tomorrow to work wonderfully. Keep up the fine work. I wanted to direct my brain toward certain outcomes I could do the same with my body. This became a nightly ritual. There are so many systems in the body, circulation, digestion, respiration, elimination I encourage all to perform at the top of their game.
I commit to working with them, honoring them and doing the things that are best for them. This does mean eating wisely, hydrating, getting enough rest and exercise. There is something else too. I have quoted here many times for directing the brain and it is important to share how I use it for health. It is a fantastic practice you can do!
Never speak except to bless, heal and prosper. Say only what you want to have. Don’t report on what your circumstances are. When sick speak of health and well-being not of your illness. Sometimes for your job you may have to take a sick day but it is far better to say ‘I am healing’ than ‘I am sick’. Focus on what you want. FOCUS!
Align Yourself – Cooperate With You – Harmoniously
Visualize yourself as you want to be. Whether it is your ideal weight or performing some physical task or healing easier. Promote what you want. Affirm and declare it. Is this always easy to do? Not at first, and perhaps not all the time. With awareness and practice it gets easier. The more you do the more you can do. It becomes habit.
I am learning there is so much about me, you, the world at large to completely enjoy and appreciate. We take so many things for granted. We are distracted by events and gossip. We miss out on too many really wonderful things. We are far, far, better off than most of us ever begin to realize. Well, it is time to realize it.
The mind and body are part of the same cybernetic system. They work hand in hand. We really ought not ignore or under appreciate who we are and what we can do. We are all made from the same star dust. We are incredible vessels that can be filled with abundant joy, health, happiness, health, wealth and success.
Think And Speak Only To Bless Heal And Prosper
We only need to claim it. We can live on as we always have or we can become more enlightened to who we are and what we are truly capable of. We can evolve ourselves in ways we never thought possible to love and enjoy life much more fully. Whether we only have one or hundreds of lives, this one we can celebrate.
Celebration and gratitude are so critical to our well-being. Directing our thoughts in a positive direction is meaningful and powerful. We really do get what we focus on. We create what we think, feel, say and do. Become aware. Put a guardian at your mind’s door and at your lips and think and speak to only bless, heal and prosper.
Determine to live to the fullest and that includes having all the good things in life. Don’t let it pass you by. If it is tough so what? It is worth it. You are worth it. You deserve it. Take the time it takes to get your thoughts and feelings and actions under your control and make your life fabulous. It is a fantastic way to live!
What You Think, Feel, See And Say – Is – What You Get
Delight more and do it! One seed planted generates a plant with multiple fruits and countless seeds capable of producing thousands of more plants. It grows on exponentially. The benefits of taking control and living this way grow exponentially too. You will be completely surprised by the life dividends it pays when you do this. Everything gets better. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes
Smile more today and enjoy doing it.
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