The First wealth is health. – Emerson
Without your health you cannot serve.
If you cannot serve you cannot deliver value.
If you cannot deliver value you cannot earn rewards.
Thus to earn anything – money, friendship, reciprocation, anything – you must focus on, and continually attend to, your health.
Your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Without health you can do nothing.
When is the best time to build a roof on your house ?
When it’s raining?
Of course not.
You put the roof on as soon as you can, when it’s sunny.
Meditation is the same way: you meditate before the storms of stress and change come.
Does it take a while to build an excellent roof that holds up to the storms we typically face?
Are there storms that even a strong roof cannot withstand?
Of course . . . .
But if you never build, and maintain, that roof, you’re always going to get wet when it rains.
So it is with the non-resourceful thoughts – and the negative emotions that accompany them – that come with an un-trained mind.
I think there’s a great beauty to having problems. That’s one of the ways we learn. – Herbie Hancock
Every experience has something to teach us.
Even (so called) “problems.”
Don’t let when things don’t go exactly the way you planned get you down.
1) you can learn from it
2) it might lead to an even better result (ultimately . . . ).
People die of fright and live of confidence. – Henry David Thoreau
Fright, dread, (dis)stress, angst, anxiety . . . fear is caustic, it’s poisonous, it’s not good for your soul.
Confidence, hope, joy, determination, self-assurance, faith . . . love is life-giving, it’s what feeds your soul.
What matters here is focus.
What you focus on expands.
Focus on the good.
Focus on confidence.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
Of course you can never fail, because every action produces a result (even if only to teach you a difficult lesson).
When your determination to succeed is strong enough whatever happens – good or bad – is just part of the journey.