I’ve always been a HUGE believer of the connection between the mind-body-spirit… However, this lesson hit very close to home when I found myself feeling lethargic, lackluster, and sad. It wasn’t until I took a B12 vitamin, upon the encouragement of my sister, that I found some of my usual vitality returning! This experience served as a great reminder that if you want to be healthy you have to tend to each area. The secret to health or the proverbial ‘fountain of youth’ is to achieve balance in mind, body, and spirit…
Even the Bible mentions the importance of mind-body-spirit:
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2)
So God is reminding us that health requires total body health. This sounds like such simple common sense, that you may even wonder why I’m writing about it…
Well, as we know, often the things that appear simple and common are often the most challenging!
To have total body health, we must be disciplined and being disciplined isn’t easy… because even if we can convince ourselves to get started on the path, it seems darn near impossible to sustain and stay the course…
So what shall you do?
You must FIRST start by disciplining your mind and then the rest becomes possible.
Here are a few tips to help you on the path to train your mind:
- First identify a target – what is it that you’re desiring?
- Next, visualize in your mind how you will feel once you’ve actually reached the goal
- Finally, think of 2-3 really simple steps that you can begin immediately that will lead you in the direction of your goal
Remember it’s never too late to get in the habit of developing a disciplined mind!
I’ll leave you with a few useful quotes about discipline:
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him” Buddha, A Buddhist sage
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment” Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through” Zig Ziglar, Author/Motivational Speaker
Get Disciplined! Stop TRYING and choose to DO IT!
Life According to Me,