What does it mean to you to “live healthy?” Healthy living is about balance – keeping an equilibrium between your mental, physical and psychological selves, having a positive level of self-confidence and self-esteem, and enjoying activities that enhance your strength and balance.
Many people find that as they make the journey from less-healthy to more-healthy – through weight loss on the physical side, or from less-confident to more confident on the emotional / psychological side – that they are searching for a deeper spiritual connection as well. When your life is no longer dominated by health challenges and low self-esteem, you have a desire to reach out and become part of something bigger than yourself.
When you find or develop a partnership with the divine – no matter what name you assign to it – you move toward wellness. We are spiritual beings who live in physical bodies, within a physical world, yet we are all part of the divine order of the universe. We are governed by physical laws, which means we must exercise, eat nutritious food and get plenty of rest on a regular basis.
Be sure to praise your changing and strengthening body – it’s been given to you for a reason! The aspects of the divine that animate you also express through you. Part of healthy living is to share your gifts and talents, to give and recieve, work and play, interact in a positive and self-affirming way with others, and also to preserve time just for yourself.
While you are continuing your journey to a healthier physical you, don’t forget to spend time embracing your emotional and spiritual journey. Prayer and meditation, listening, learning and growing are all part of developing a healthy life. When you can find and develop a strong and positive partnership with Spirit, you can more fully embrace healthy living in all of it’s aspects.
Remember always to give thanks – for who you were, for who you are now, and for who you are becoming. When you make deliberate contact with the Divine within you, you open the door to a much fuller, richer and healthier life.