Monday, December 15, 2008

Food 4 Thought: Transforming the Mind,Body & Soul

There are moments when we need to begin to understand that there is a place for all of us to seek purpose and understanding. We have to focus on seeking peace. When we take the time to be still and silent, we can reconize who we are and what our purpose is. The universe doesn't have a pause button, it is constantly in motion, constantly evolving, changing, stretching and metamorphosing. There is a lesson in that for us all.

We are a culture that gorges on being acquistive, but what we seek to acquire always seems to involve material gain. Not that that's inherently bad in and of itself. But so much focus on temporal things, while allowing our most precious assets-mind,body and soul to slide into rack and ruin, is foolish. So we have to create a new dream, new goals, and a new methodology for achieving those goals.

Turn off the tv and cell phone and crack open a book. Take an excercise class. Stop eating for two. Stop spending every single penny of your paycheck. Lose the negative friends. Meditate. Make an appointment for an annual physical. Visit a local school and offer your services as a tutor. Mentor a oung person who is heading down the path of self-destruction. Pray. Visit a nursing home. Learn to Love and Respect yourself.

Oftentimes, ironically enough, while we are laboring to improve somebody else's life or circumstances, we find our own path to redemption.

We do have the power and the duty to create miracles in our own lives. But we can't wait for somebody else to do it. As Mahatma Gandhi said, " Be the change you want to see in the world."


Been there said...

Like Allen I used to live in Florida for more than a decade. I worked in Fort Lauderdale for several years. Now I am in often chilly Maryland, not to far from Hyattsville.

Allen seems to be a man full of philosphical thoughts. His comments are well taken.

Someone in Maryland

Been there said...

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QH said...

I like this post, you've just sent some positivity back into the human cosmos, which is sure to return. Keep it up.-QH