Let’s face it, as much as we all want a healthy and happy lifestyle, the copious amounts of varying information available now can leave us feeling overwhelmed and clueless on where to put our energy. What if I told you the best approach to living a life of healthy wellbeing is always available and actually very simple. However, just like most things, at first it’s not always easy, but once you “get it,” innate wisdom is just waiting to come forward.
I am passionate about how to bring our bodies into healthy balance. Believe me, I was not always this way. Through my son’s illness, I was pushed into a healthier lifestyle. I began to understand the true nature, the depths of my body’s ability to perform, when allowed to do what it is capable of. Soon I saw gradual healthy shifts and became excited to share this information with others. Everyone has the capability— it’s just about opening up to it.
Years ago, my children and I played a game whenever we saw a FedEx delivery truck.
On the side of the truck, embedded in the letters “FedEx,” there is an arrow incorporated into the logo.You have to look at the words in a different way—soften your gaze and see past the letters to find the arrow resting inside. My kids could always spot it right away, laughing their heads off, “Aw come on, Mom—you can’t see it?!” as the truck sped away before I could find it. And then one day, sitting in a long line of going-nowhere traffic, a FedEx truck pulled up next to me. Having nothing else to claim my attention, I relaxed looking into those letters and the arrows somehow emerged clear as day. Now that I know how to look at those letters, I see the arrow right away; it just took that first time to “get it.”
Our health and happiness are the very same with children probably more aware of their innate healing ability than we are. It’s just like stepping back and seeing our body and its relationship to ourselves, to others, and our world, with gentle eyes—allowing our true self, our truewellbeing, more energy, clarity, strength, and joy to come forward. It is always there, just not always seen: our body’s own ability to self-heal, to stay in balance, and create health and happiness from the inside out.
Let’s try it now.
Bring your awareness to your breath and notice your inhalation and your exhalation. Take in a few slow deep breaths and release them back out as you allow your rib cage to expand, allowing your breath to gently soothe and nurture your body.
How does this make you feel? This is experiencing the present moment. In this sacred space you have just created for yourself, you will experience your ability to self-heal and create healthy wellbeing anytime you choose.
Remember to come back to this quiet space.
It may seem too easy, but taking the time to simply breathe in and out, becomes the first step to finding your truewellbeing.
Elizabeth Irvine is an educator, award-winning author, and jewelry creator. Elizabeth’s philosophy and teachings are based on twenty-five years’ experience as a health care professional and through her yogic style of living. During this time, she gained a reflective insight into what truewellbeing really means.
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