Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thought for the Day


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi

A few of my favorite stones and crystals
 This quote was written about love and breaking down the barriers we have built against it. The concept can also apply to living a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, healthy activity, stress reduction.

A woodworker, Russ Jacobsohn states, "Working with wood is mostly taking away all the wood that doesn't belong to get at what you're aiming for whether it's a table leg or a tiger."

You can look at your life, and in turn your lifestyle this way and begin first identifying, and then removing the things that don't fit into the picture you have of your lifestyle of choice. Sometimes you have to jettison some junk to make room for the good stuff.

My challenge to you is to go through your day - or your week if you're brave - and make note of everything that works against your healthy lifestyle, weight loss, fitness goals, decreased stress levels, or any other goal. Then decide which of those things can't be released or at least changed. Don't just give it a passing thought, shrug and figure it can't be changed - really brainstorm. Then consider what your life would look like without those things. I bet you'll be surprised.

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