Setting the Foundation for Healthy Living
Less than ten percent of the eight billion people on the planet are setting the foundation for a very different world. It rarely makes the headlines. The focus is not on changing or fixing the current world and its systems, it is about stepping out of the current problems and focusing on the opportunities.
It is easy to follow the crowd but we are being called to pay attention to what is coming into our lives right now. Everything around us is accelerating and allowing us to be real, should we accept this mission of setting the foundation of healthy living.
Being vulnerable and authentic means knowing when to walk away. We can choose not to live in fear. All our worries and fears stay with us until we can transform them. When we have negative thoughts, they often boomerang into our lives.
And everything takes effort and care when it comes to shifting. We can’t click our heels and be transported to the Land of Oz unless we are experiencing the book or film that takes us there in our imagination.
Lynnda Pollio, in her visionary book, Trusting the Currents, reminds us that “It’s something how our fool mind tries to build the future on worry. Why should something terrible happen? I remembered Jenny saying how thoughts make our lives, and decided to remove that fearful thinking, allowing my heart and its love to saturate the moment instead. I figured if we want the best in life, we shouldn’t expect the worst from it.”
The thoughts we choose matter. The words we speak require intention and clarity. Is it time to transform a societal need of being nice and polite to being real? When we are constantly hiding how we truly feel, there is not much that is authentic. When we are real, no one is offended and no one offends.
All is Not What It Seems
Five years ago I met a man who never had to earn a living. He had access to everything as he was born into wealth. His trust fund was replenished every month with $20,000. From the outside, he seemed to have everything anyone would want, but did he?
At 38, Martin felt this vast emptiness he couldn’t fill. While so many people fantasized about living his life, he wondered what would it be like to have a job and go to work every day? But he had no idea where to even begin and he had more than enough money but not much joy. His foundation was cracking quickly and he was simply lost. What he wanted most could not be bought.
Can you imagine a life where you have everything you were told you needed? Would you truly be happy?
When do we value health and appreciate a well functioning body and mind? Mostly when we face sickness or illness.
But even this is starting to change as we are peeling the layers of conditioning and programming to bring more meaning into our lives. We are finding our way to health by setting the foundation in every aspect of our lives.
When we transform our words, beliefs, intentions, and meanings, we walk away from judgment and start playing and having fun. And no one can give us the playbook for how to do it as no one knows what’s in our hearts.
Setting the Foundation for the New World
Margaret Wheatley is a force of nature and reminds us that “One of the easiest human acts is also the most healing. Listening to someone. Simply listening. Not advising or coaching, but silently and fully listening.
It is time to stop waiting for someone to save us. It is time to face the truth of our situation — that we’re all in this together, that we all have a voice — and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our workplaces and communities.
In this new world, you and I make it up as we go along, not because we lack expertise or planning skills, but because that is the nature of reality. Reality changes shape and meaning because of our activity. And it is constantly new. We are required to be there, as active participants. It can’t happen without us and nobody can do it for us.”