Our intellectual health is similar to our physical health in that junk food will provide the calories to keep us alive, but not provide the nutrients to keep us healthy.
Because of Love, there are some things we will do without hesitation, and there are some things we will not do, without exception.
I used to live in communities of man-made fear where I was told to believe the world was a dangerous place. Then I decided to stop living in that world.
It’s easy to go negative on ourselves when things don’t go our way. Still, I’m grateful I had the opportunity to give it my best shot.
Notice the humor in being human and enjoy our funny quirks instead of being judgmental on others and yourself.
Think of all the things we do in life one at a time. In our linear lives, we live one hearbeat at a time. We take one breath at a time. We take one step at a time.
What you don’t see in the before and after photos is the “during” photo when the work is being done to create the change. The work of change that happens from the inside and shows up on the outside.
Turning loose of our troubles helps us find a measure of inner peace, which in turn, helps us become stronger and more resilient.
Many do not get stronger because they backed off before the fatigue and failure hit, so they did not have the benefit of the failure. Anyone not willing to hurt is not willing to grow stronger.
Chaos and order help to frame our lives. The push and pull of partners seeking the rhythm and flow of the dance of life.
A life reconciled is a life in balance. We have several life-ledgers that we keep an eye on in addition to our financial account. Every once in a while, and maybe too often, one or more of those accounts get out of balance, causing stress and anxiety.
Our culture seems to reward the illusion of self-improvement by emphasizing the cosmetic over the authentic. Lasting change and authentic beauty begins on the inside.