There are many time in my life when I feel challenged, upset and even confused but when I calm down my nerves, my fears and my doubts, I am able to realize that it is through the Mercy of God, that my difficulties passed, my health improved and all my needs have continually been supplied.
So often we are seeking after something that already exists. The problem is that we have been looking in the wrong places for our inner peace, contentment and answers to our problems.
So often we are living in the shadows of our parents and ancestors. By that I mean, that just because our past family members experienced poor health, addictions or shortcomings does not mean that you have to have those same experiences or that you will re-live the past. I want to make this very clear you are not the past and you can change your DNA by changing your thoughts and beliefs, which in turn will change your outcome!
Are you someone who is complaining all the time, who only sees the hardships and difficulties in life? We, too often, get so caught up in our negative emotions that we fail to see past our problems and realize that our words are actually limiting us. Proverbs 19:21 says: "Your tongue has the power of life and death. Those who love to take will eat the fruit of their words."
We, too often, pretend to the outside world that everything is going right but, in truth, on the inside, we are hurting.In order to get well you have to take your mask off and stop pretending to the world and yourself.
Are you allowing excuses to hold you back from your joy? You may feel guilty or angry and resentful because of something that happened to you today, yesterday or years ago. It is so easy to fall into a pit of self-pity and allow those emotions to take you out and cause you to wallow in the dark negative thinking that will destroy your heart.
To nourish means to supply with what is necessary for life, health and growth. When I speak about nourishing the body, we all get the idea that we need to supply our bodies with food and hopefully good food and maybe exercise. Yet when I speak about nourishing the soul, many people turn a deaf ear! They don't know what I am speaking about and most people don't even want to discuss that topic.
We all make mistakes but what is more important is to remember that the mistakes are not the problem it is our attitude and outlook that will do us in and hinder our progress. Our progress is definitely dependent upon the way we let our heart lead our lives. If you tend to get angry when you don't perform perfectly, feel guilty and inadequate, you are hindering your progress.
How often do we hear what we need to do yet we never seem to get the message or maybe we refuse to listen? Eventually due to hardship or trials that we encounter will we finally grow because we ultimately paid attention and truly listened to those messages?
Our minds should not be running our lives yet they too often do. You are the master of your mind whether you know it or not. We need our minds and we love our minds but in truth, our mind should be subservient to our heart and soul. Our heart and soul are those greater parts of us that enable us to fulfill our highest best.