We started anew scroll in “The Greatest Salesman in the World” this week and I found one paragraph that truly resonated with me.
“And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh, rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.”
One of my personal pivotal needs is true health and I realized that this is not just for my body, but true health for my body, my mind, and my soul. It is my desire to healthy in all aspects of my life. At first, I was just focused on my body… being ripped with a beach body at age 57 but reading this statement opened my mind to all new possibilities for true health.
I’m now exercising in many ways. I am coming off a hip replacement this week so it is physical therapy for my physical strength. Part of my DMP state I enjoy my 30-minute power workouts and this physical therapy will certainly fit the bill for filling that slot for now.
I am now overcoming my hip and back issues and on my way to true physical health again. Excited to say the least. I am getting back in shape so my wife and I can hike the Appalachian Trail in the coming years. Wow, this DMP is so powerful. I can feel the strength increasing in my body each day.
In addition to the body, I am working on the mind. 15 minutes sits each and every day. Focusing on the me I have not met yet, but who is coming at me at light speed. I am living a technicolor movie in my mind, and it is the reality that is evolving into the physical world. Kinda sounds ZEN like, but it is so true. Just 15 minutes a day of sitting and training my mind.
I now realize how important meditation and prayer are in developing the life we want. As my mind quiets, I can feel my soul filling with joy and peace.
I am blessed and I am loved.
May your week be filled with love and blessings.