Health means energy
We enjoy best health when we are careful about what we eat, the company we keep, the images we absorb, the time we honour and the people we respect. Such timeless advice has been part of folklore for centuries but in these modern times many of us have abandoned this wisdom.
Curiously, our time-hungry societies have goaded us into less than healthy living patterns, where we eat fast foods and sugar-laden snacks, sleep less, exercise less, talk less and worry more about the mortgage, the children's schooling, depleting our reserves. Many of us run on adrenalin - or speed!
We know that this speedy lifestyle cannot last. If we are lucky, we can sustain better health if we buy a gym membership, take up yoga or even study meditation. But many of us just collapse on the sofa in front of the television, reaching for the anaesthetic of the TV.
There is a choice.
- Real food, with energy.
- Real face-to-face time with family and friends.
- Real time with the self, sitting quietly in the garden or in the park to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air.
- We are human beings, not human doings. When we drop our addiction to action, to being busy and ‘achieving' and just be - simply sit and breathe - we give our body a chance to heal and reset the balance.
One of life's challenges is to remain the ‘witness', one step removed from the hurly-burly. That extra space allows you the grace of a millimetre's distance to save you from getting over-involved and over-emotional. Seize the day and remember you are in charge of your life.
You become the master when you understand energy. Be conscious of the foods you eat, how much you eat and how fast you eat it. Meat is loaded with hormones that the body doesn't need. Alcohol can have more damaging consequences than we might imagine. Slow food is one option. A plant based diet places lighter loads on body organs and save lives. To find out more about Wholesome ingredients and Vegetarian recipes,
Think smart. Eat smart and move smart. Your body and mind will reward you with better sleep and clearer concentration. In fact, you may have to plan what to do with all the extra time!
Is time driving you or do you drive time?
We create time. We have diaries and phone reminders to manage the pace. We can easily book time out to feed the soul. So why not do that? If you allow quality time with your own inner self, then, by the laws of energy, you will know quality time with others; you will listen well, make clear notes and informed decisions - and save time! The outcomes will delight you.
Chill out; stay cool
And, if circumstances still seem erratic despite your best planning, at least you will not lose your cool and waste energy through an explosion of redundant anger. Outbursts waste time and energy - and people remember them for a long time.
Be ‘time smart' and find new ways to channel any disturbed energy. Play squash. Dig up your weeds. Tidy your bathroom. Walk a dog. Stay cool, whatever is happening!