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Health Matters, Matters of the Spirit

A Healthy Perspective, For A Healthy Mind, Body And Spirit

As you all know by now, I attribute good health to the way that we view Life, and the way in which we see ourselves. To be at odds with either Life or with our sense of self, creates stress in the body, and over a long period of time, this manifests as disease.

Here are some of the thought processes that I use to keep my perspective, and therefore my sense of balance in everyday life. I’ve arrived at this place through experience (not belief), and through a lifetime of observation and spiritual practice. It’s taken a long time to get here and I can say now that finally, my perspective brings peace to my once combative, harried mind. I hope you’ll get something from this post, even if it’s only a glance at the world from a completely different perspective!

What I Tell Myself:

  • Do not argue with the way things are in the world. Life has its own agenda, and we have little choice but to live our lives according to it. Everything is as it should be. To argue is to be at odds, and to be at odds means to live in a state of stress.
  • Life has its own rhythm, and that rhythm has purpose. When I argue with it, I am out of sync and therefore out of balance.
  • I am allowed to do my best to help others, because that’s how Life organizes itself. When I am prevented from helping others, it means that they are not meant to receive my help. They need to go through their hardship as I have needed to go through mine.
  • Life’s hardships have their gifts. Sometimes they are incredibly difficult to see and I just have to move through them. Hindsight always provides a clear picture of the purpose of my journey.
  • When my plans are upset, accept that Life is pushing me in the direction that is best for me. Life is a river that flows to the sea. Trying to swim upstream brings tension and tiredness. Going with the flow is simple and easy. The river of Life will carry me to where I need to go.
  • Develop wonder and anticipation when things change ‘suddenly’. Change the dynamic of disappointment. It is just a habit that comes from thinking I was in control.
  • I’m always moving in the right direction, I am always in the right place at the right time. I can never get ‘stuck’. Thinking I’m ‘stuck’ is just the mind playing tricks on me because I think I am in control, I think I know where I should be.
  • I can never make a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ decision. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ paths. There are just decisions and paths, and every decision comes from a deeper urge to learn something, and the path I take contains the lessons designed by Life.
  • There is nothing that I do or say that is not part of Life’s grand design. I am part of Life. I am Life’s manifestation of itself.
  • When I don’t get what I want, it means I’m getting what I need.
  • In any moment of my life, I have everything that I need. I have to remember this when I am struggling; the struggle is what I need to show me what damaging ideas needs to die.
  • No matter what happens, or how bad things seem, I am always supported by Life. Life beats my heart and breathes my lungs, and keeps my body working even when I’m asleep. Everything always works out for the best.

I’ll be back! 9 blogs left till the end of November…Thanks for your support so far!!!

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About Yaz

Hi Everyone! Please check out my site. There you'll find a range of subjects on which I've expressed my world view. I always challenge myself and others to move out of their point of view and try seeing things from another perspective. Your point of view will always be there if you don't like mine! And I'd love to hear from you. Perhaps you'll shift something in me. This is the journey to the True Self and I love it. Lots of love to you all!

Discussion

10 thoughts on “A Healthy Perspective, For A Healthy Mind, Body And Spirit

  1. We think so alike. No wonder we are friends. Xxx

    Posted by Jools | November 21, 2012, 12:40 am
  2. Hi Yaz

    I really enjoyed this post. I have been thinking alot about acceptance recently. Having lived alot of my life always trying to get somewhere else, I’m beginning to realise that acceptance and experiencing the what is may be what I need to be doing right now. You are right, we create alot of stress and tension when we are always trying to shape the world to how we would like it to be and the illusion of control keeps us at it far longer than is good for us.

    May we all be peaceful and at ease.

    Corinne at soulsnet

    Posted by Corinne Shields | November 21, 2012, 12:43 am
  3. Yaz, awesome advice and so succinctly written. Every one of the bullet points were substantive and vital, pithy and worthy. I love them!! and the suggestions are so spot on. Thanks for sharing your brilliant wisdom!

    Posted by Candia Sanders | November 21, 2012, 3:09 am
  4. wonderful and wise…I love these posts, Yaz, love, Linda

    Posted by Linda Willows | November 21, 2012, 12:17 pm
  5. But I like arguing, I like to swim upstream. Maybe you’re right though, a bit less stress might do me some good. Like Shakespeare wrote in Love’s Labours Lost: A light heart lives long. But should I really listen to a man who wore tights?

    Posted by Danny Breslin | November 21, 2012, 1:20 pm
  6. I feel healthier by recognizing some of your self talks as some of my own! You do make life better Yaz. Thank you.

    Posted by Chatter Master | November 21, 2012, 1:32 pm
  7. I can’t believe there are only 9 days left. So much wisdom in one short month. Can you turn them all into a mini book pdf or something on health when you’re done! It would be fantastic to keep a hard copy of. You’ve covered so many great topics and so thoroughly and well of course. I suppose I could print them all…….

    Posted by Joy is now | November 21, 2012, 3:31 pm
  8. Filled with wisdom. Thank you for this. Happy Thanksgiving Yaz to you and your family. I am so blessed to have gotten to know you online through your writing. xo

    Posted by Suzanne McRae | November 22, 2012, 4:37 pm
  9. I enjoy cruising round your blog, you are an inspiration.

    Posted by jacksjottings | January 4, 2013, 7:18 am

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