|Wellness does not happen over-night. It happens every night|
Staying Focused on the True Prize
It’s that time of year when advertisers begin their mad push for last minute diet supplies; the time when we are all told that it’s not too late to get into that bikini for the summer.
The real prize is not a body that fits into a bikini but a spirit, mind and body that are aligned in wellness.
It is so easy to get distracted. I was about to feel less than perfect when an amazing thing happened.
Last week, out of some place wonderful, I heard from my ex-husband. We haven’t spoken in almost 20 years and then suddenly, the guy who had been my best friend and then wasn’t got in touch. He let me know that he was sorry for how things ended and then he told me something much more powerful than losing weight.
He told me that I have been a major influence on his career and life and everyday he is grateful to me. WOW!
Just so you know, we have no intentions for getting back together (as a matter of fact I may be fixing him up.) The powerful thing in all of this is that he gave me something I didn’t even know I needed.
I truly feel that by working on myself to be well, and whole, I am manifesting the things that I need and the things that I need to be rid of.
Keep your eyes on the True Prize; total wellness.
Remember, we are not our bodies; we are the spirit, or psycho-social self that dwells in a body.
While we are individuals, we are also a part of a collective whole. In order for the whole to be well, you must be well.
Today pay close attention to the following
· An increase in diet and gym advertisements.
· An increase of friends who are jumping into a program and want to take you with them
· The changes in your feelings about others.
· The changes in the way others relate to you.
· The change in how you see yourself
We are in this for the long haul. So ignore someone else’s idea of beauty and stay focused on the real goal of Wellness.
Be you, Be real, Be well
Bertice Berry, PhD.