health love joy

Step 4: Where the Physical and Spiritual Meet

This is where the magic begins!  Here is where you learn to flow with love. ❤

Step four is about learning how to live life from a center of love.  While this is one of the most rewarding steps, it can be difficult.  Especially if there is someone who you feel so negative about you physically get sick thinking about them.  (I have one of those and am still working through it, this may take a while)

The love we are talking about here is about acceptance.  It’s about understanding that there are things that are beyond your control and that because you love yourself so much, you will let go and allow things to be as they are.  It’s about compassion for everyone, even the people you don’t believe deserve it.  It’s about forgiveness, for yourself and everyone else.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t learn from your lessons or that you allow others to treat you poorly.  Take the steps you need to protect yourself, but do so with love and understanding.  Understanding that not everyone is in the same place as you and may be learning different lessons than you.

When you feel yourself getting angry or anxious take a step back and evaluate.  What can I change about this situation.  Often times the only thing you can change is how you look at it.  For the things you can’t change look for the good, look for the lesson, look for the growth.  Practice gratitude, even for your struggles.  We only grow and learn when we struggle.

Lastly, work on being of service to others.  You can start with your tribe if that is easier.  Look for others who need assistance, donate your time and efforts before your money.  Hold someone’s hand through a difficult time, till someone’s garden who is getting too old for it, help a new mom clean up her home and watch the baby so she can take a shower, there are many ways to make yourself of service.  If you have children, this is a great family activity to do together.

Living a life centered in love means living a slow down style of life.  It means thinking before you act or speak.  It means making time for others.  It means letting go of things you can’t change.

It means freedom.  Joy.  Happiness.


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The Last 100 lbs I'll Ever Lose

I am an LMT and a Health and Fitness Coach. I have 5 children. I've been overweight most of my adult life and am using my journey to help inspire others to take back their lives.

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