Healthy or "Not sick?"
People use this word all time time.
An important word, to be sure...
But when I listen to them talk, this quote keeps running through my head...
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
It's weird because if you listen closely, you'll realize that 90% of the conversations are actually about illness.
And I've noticed that there is a huge misunderstanding that just because you're "not sick" somehow it means you must be healthy.
So long as nothing is screaming at you or knocking you out of the game, you're good- You can check the health box off your list.
This is short-sighted and dangerous.
Because there so much more to health than "Not getting sick"
There is physical resilience and vibrant energy for sure.
But there is also mental calm and clarity.
Connected and supportive relationships (with yourself AND others).
Then there is financial health; prosperity and abundance.
And don't forget spiritual health. This doesn't have anything to do with religion. It's where the real magic in your life lies untapped and hidden away.
But here's the real kicker...
These things aren't separate.
Sure, it's helpful to parse them out so you can get a better handle on areas that need attention, but ask anyone who has suffered a serious illness and they'll tell you about the financial strain, the stress it puts on the people closest to them, the anxiety, frustration and depression that came along with the illness.
And if you've ever been struggling financially, you know exactly what it does to your emotional stability, your outlook on life, and eventually can take a toll on your body.
Health isn't just doing a few pushups and thinking some positive thoughts.
It's not popping a pill or a supplement so you can check the box and say, "I'm good. I don't need to think about that."
Health is something that you nurture and develop every day. In ALL areas.
And when you do it with humility, you realize just how vulnerable you are. Because you may only be "Not sick" because the right circumstances to shake your foundation haven't risen yet.
Yes, humility is key.
And willingness to have a better conversation about what health really looks like in your world and what you can do to nurture it every day.
Are you willing?
The Mystic Next Door
P.S. Here's what I do to take care of my health. It's been working for years now, and I feel better than ever, so you can bet that I'm going to keep doubling down.
I've got a class coming up in September if you want to learn.
P.P.S. Can you tell me where that quote was from? Hit reply and let me know. I may even have a little something for right answers. ;)