I have been a Natural Holistic Nutritionist for over 12 years, and while I have seen the wonderful results and believe in the amazing healing properties of special, natural, holistic diets, I have learned there is a lot more that comes into play when trying to make successful and permanent changes to health.
I would like to suggest to you to consider starting the New Year by broadening your focus and becoming more aware of what your body, mind and spirit together need to thrive… to be healthy, and live a vibrant, joyous purposeful life. Consider for a moment that your awareness helps to determine your path and your journey.
Most of us know that initial resolutions made with good intentions, consciously at the beginning of the year, often get lost as we let subconscious patterns take over. We begin to focus on the outside world more, and familiar, repetitive patterns appear without any effort on our part… they are easy and have been with us for a lifetime and even though they may not be to our benefit, we know them well and they don’t require us to think or make an effort to make changes… which takes up precious time.
In order to find the answers to create and sustain vibrant good health, it’s important to take the time to look ‘beyond diets, nutritional models and daily fitness programs’ and focus on being mindful day-to-day and tune into what patterns… what thoughts, feelings, emotions and intentions repeat which could be contributing to keeping you in the same place with the same concerns and health issues. How you visualize the outcome is equally important to the changes you make… positive thought… positive results. Remember while food provides energy and so does exercise, so do our thoughts provide, every second, a form of energy which can either transform us or undermine us.
Where to begin?
Make yourself the center of your attention. Start by dedicating 5 minutes of your very precious time each day to being in place of absolute stillness and peace. Allow for nothing or no one from the ‘outside world’ to interrupt. Relax, breathe, close your eyes and quiet your mind… just for 5 minutes. Become aware of your other senses… smell the air around you; listen to what noises fill the empty spaces; feel your body and what it is telling you in the beginning and as it relaxes… be aware of what thoughts come into your mind… acknowledge them and then let them go.
Baby steps… this is the beginning of the rest of your life.