Glen, I feel that my health is not good because I don’t make a serious effort to work at it. I honestly believe what you say, i.e., that I have a choice to take true responsibility for my own health. I lack the drive to do so. I make resolutions, but seem unable to hold to it. Even so, I absolutely believe that I and most people have the ability to take the proverbial ‘bull by the horns’ and enjoy True Health. (Comments from a reader of my book and blog.)
Response: Please know that I understand…such circumstances can be SO quite difficult – to say the least, K. That said, the brightest of splendid blessings can be of such beautiful benefit, e.g., in congruence with our loving and selfless effort. There are magical things going on inside of us, and outside of us ALL of the time (not speaking of parlor tricks). We most often ignore them, or are untrained to ‘witness’ and take part in their splendor – in the genuinely healthful spirit of true appreciation of the miracle of the moment. Not succeeding in realizing healthful change is not weakness…it is just that we don’t often embrace our true strength.
The lessons which we learn when we (seemingly) fail, make these so-called failures (to be) NOT necessarily failures…if we are willing to delve deeply into these lessons. They are lessons which we need to learn. The key is to avoid getting permanently stuck on stagnant plateaus, which can eventually become like (and not in the spirit of sounding harsh) a living death.
Life CAN be lived in a loving and altruistic spirit of a ‘high art form.’ It CAN be appreciated as such – and it may be, if we are willing to embrace it as such: The greatest of blessings is that there is ALWAYS room for improvement…greater and greater life skills…less and less blemished insight. As you say, we have ALL of the tools we need! To reach a deep realization of this, we must learn to better and better embrace our comfort and discomfort equally. At best, this is in the selfless spirit of true honesty. Your staunch belief that most of us (inclusive of you yourself) have this ability, is the key to unlock the door to your so SPLENDID success…to greater and greater levels of mastery. True mastery is lovingly taking OWNERSHIP of the notion that there is ALWAYS room for greater and greater mastery/insight…and having a deep and abiding true appreciation of this truth…which is most difficult to explain in words: It is best witnessed and lived. Once again, life CAN be lived as a living loving art form.
K.: Wow. I believe I understand much better now, Glen. Something clicked deep within me, like a light coming on! Maybe this is one of those “spine-tingling moments” you speak of. Thanks so much!
Response: It is a TRULY privilege and pleasure, K. Please don’t hesitate to interact in the future. Brightest blessings – Glen
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