A Truth: Truth always creates the space to start over.
This truth should give us much hope when it comes to us and our health because health starts with truth and with knowing the truth of who we are and how we are naturally designed to live. As I have lived and made lots of mistakes, I have learned that life is not a game and there are NO magic formulas for success or living. In fact, there are only 2 things that you need to become the person who you are designed to be and to live the life you are designed to live, and these 2 things are the same thing…Truth and Love.
It is time for us to walk away from the sports mantras that seem to dominate our daily lives and recover a practice of being healthy… just to be healthy, to nourish… just nourish, to love yourself and your neighbor… just because this is how we are designed to and act as be human beings.
We desperately need to create the space to learn how to do things…just because they are the good and right things to do.
The following is a beautiful reminder by Thomas Merton. “Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.”