To acquire a healthy body is gift of God
A run of 7km a day, heals me from emotional bankruptcy. If you still look cute at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough. God let me accept the things I can’t change, courage to change things I can & the wisdom to know the difference. My sweat is my weapon.
A daily jog of 5-6 km and 12 rounds of Surya Namaskara , some backward bending asanas, standing and twisting asansas along with Pranayama . Keeps me fit. Sometimes weekend game of Tennis makes me feel good.
Self care is a divine responsibility. It is like first thing first priority. You don’t ever have to feel guilty about sharing your feelings. It isn’t desperate or pathetic or weak. It’s self-care and there is nothing shameful about taking care of yourself by unloading some of the pain you carry. Your feelings are important and they matter — you matter — and if you’re hurting, you’re allowed to reach out. You’re allowed to be honest and use your voice. You’re allowed to take up space and talk about what you’re feeling. You deserve to make self-care a priority.
I was an alcoholic. My lifestyle was hurting others and it was hurting me more. There was a calling inner. A willingness to change myself and adopting a Yogic and spiritual lifestyle. I forgot everything. Money, marriage, career became my secondary. Being Sober and recovery is my topmost priority. According to Paramhamsa Satyananda , founder of Bihar School of Yoga , “You must have the determination to carry a decision through. You must not waver, because karma, wealth, learning and death are all decided on the day of conception and man can only change it through determined efforts to keep his resolve. Love is the ultimate sankalpa On the spiritual path there are two important aspects: one is yourself and the other is God. There is no third aspect. That is what I also consider in my life. First, myself: I have to struggle, I have to survive. Then, God and His blessings. God can be reached only by love. There is no other way. The feeling of love that arises in the mind becomes the sankalpa. When you feel love, devotion and affection for someone, then whatever you think about that person becomes your pooja, your worship, your sankalpa.” This words of Him is quite inspiring to me.
I also have desires & ambitions but also I wish to grow rich is all aspects- materially, spiritually, professionally, my behaviors, character all aligned into one. The inspiring words of Sw Sivananda to Abdul Kalam when he was depressed when failed in air force exam were, “Defeat the defeatist attitude in you .” Those words were goose bumps. According to Swami Niranjananda Saraswati , Bihar School of Yoga ,” Health is a subject which deals not only with the physical body and our perception of it, but extends right up to our spiritual nature. Health has always been the central point of our life. If we look at the history of humanity we will find that major breakthroughs and advances have been made in relation to health and well-being, but that only the physical, material aspect of the human body has been considered, not the total human picture.”
Normally people ask, “Does this mean you rank sobriety/health ahead of family, job, and the opinion of friends?”
I had experienced alcoholism as the life-or-death matter to me, the answer is plain. If I do not save my health, my life, then certainly I’ll have no family, no job, and no friends. If I value family, job, and friends, I must first save my own live in order to cherish all three. So health is a priority and I am selfish. I am grateful my Higher Power.
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