The way you start your day is the way you live your day. The way you live your day is the way you live your life…Louise Hay
The key to discovering and living your life purpose is a healthy mind, body and spirit. If you don’t have total health, you have nothing. Feeding your body also feeds your spirit and mind. As humanity begins to come out of the daze of eating poorly, it is also time to acknowledge the pull of our heart’s desires. Many of us are now questioning our life purpose and seeking help to discover who we truly are. I thought I was completely in sync with my soul; where I was supposed to be and pursuing what I was supposed to do. Then in 2012 I experienced an awakening that began in the midst of my late mother’s illness.
My mom had been admitted into a Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Center to recover from hip surgery. When I visited her every day I had to walk through the long halls of the nursing home to her room. I was sure that after working in a small nonprofit healthcare clinic that I knew what poor health and lack self-care looked like. But being in a nursing home was an eye-opening experience. I saw first hand what happens when human beings make choices that deprive them of their health and deny the life they were born for.
What we eat feeds not only our visual senses, it also feeds our cells, organs, mind and spirit. Most of the patients were there permanently. From this shocking experience, I can say without a doubt that what you put into your body and your mind determines the quality of your life. My friend and business partner Kym and I have successfully gotten beyond disregarding our health so now we want to help you create a life filled with health, joy and self-love. We believe that your greatest teachers are the bad choices and mistakes that you make and taking responsibility for them.
When you begin the voyage to transform your life from unconsciousness to consciousness, you’re deliberately creating a healthy way of life. As with any major change, we recommend that you begin by exploring the reasons for your problems. We guarantee this will be painful in the beginning, but if you’re determined to live your life on purpose then it is well worth it. Going on an inner discovery will take time, it may feel like you’re stuck and not moving forward, but trust that taking a leap toward creating good health is a big step.
This video talks about healthy choices to feed your brain and keep your energy levels high naturally.
Your desire for living authentically in the joy of your purpose and passion can only increase when you’re focused on total body and mind health. Your health is the foundation of a life of passion and purpose. If you neglect your health, nothing else works. You know more than anyone what you need to do, you know in your heart when you eat that piece of cake or tell yourself that you’re not ready to embrace a new lifestyle that you’re creating an excuse to put off the most important part of your journey toward your dream life.
So, where do you start? We suggest that you begin with your values, beliefs and the patterns you have developed about how you think of food. Literally and consciously look first at yourself (with love), then at the choices you make and why. Take a walk into your kitchen, open all of the cupboards and your refrigerator and look, really look at what your feeding your body. Is what’s there out of habit? Is what’s there nourishing your body, bad habits or pain?
This process is emotional, but shedding light on the problem is the only way that you can change the direction of your life. How do you achieve the feeling of freedom and reverse a lifetime of bad habits? Let me suggest that you try the process that worked for me, remember that this is only a suggestion, if you know of a better way for you, then by all means use the process that will reap the most success for you.
Take out a big garbage bag and start tossing all of the unhealthy, emotionally chosen items. In your heart you know what your body needs to have to achieve excellent health. For me, it was cathartic to throw away the processed junk and replace it with wholesome, fresh food. Taking control of your body’s health means taking control of your life. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the best feeling in the world comes from taking a stand on your own behalf.
When your desire to live your life with purpose and passion exceeds your desire for poor food choices and overcoming low self-esteem, you will have made a giant step for you. To help you to stay in touch with your intention, I invite you to put some affirmations on your refrigerator and cupboard doors. Louise Hay is a master at affirmations and a woman I admire greatly, She founded Hay House Publishing at the age of 64, so anyone using age as an excuse not to change is only creating a limitation based on beliefs and nothing more.
Some great affirmations from Louise Hay
- I make healthy choices. I have respect for myself.
- I enjoy the foods that are best for my body, I love every cell of my body.
- I return my body to optimum health by giving it what it needs on every level.
- I am pain-free and totally in sync with life.
- I am the only person who has control over my eating habits. I can always resist something if I choose to.
- Water is my favorite beverage. I drink lots of water to cleanse my body and my mind.
We don’t tell anyone which lifestyle plan to choose, but we will suggest that you shop from the outer “halo” of the store and choose unprocessed items from the center of the store, such as natural cereal (oatmeal), peanut butter, rice, beans, tea, etc. It is also beneficial to go to your local produce stores and choose organic whenever you’re able.
Eating should be fun, celebratory and enjoyable in a sensible way. Food isn’t a replacement for whatever emotional distress you’re experiencing. As you gain confidence and an understanding of your responsibility to your emotional health, and learn to listen to yourself, you will know what your body wants and needs. Once you take control of this part of your life, you will be better able to focus on the next steps to finding out what your purpose in life is.