I truly believe in the value of focusing your attention on what you really want in life. Still, focusing all your attention in one place and neglecting other parts, like putting business before health, even if only temporarily, can be harmful to the goal of living a healthy, happy life.
It’s kind of like spending time in the kitchen. Many of you know that I am a certified raw food chef. Imagine you’re preparing a meal for several of your closest, most beloved friends. Maybe you have a main dish, side dishes and a dessert. Whether you are a raw food eater or like to cook, we can agree a large meal like this will take lots of preparation.
What if you were to get so distracted with the main dish that you completely neglected making the side dishes, or if you’re baking a pie for dessert, you accidentally let it burn? You are much more likely to serve a successful, delicious meal if you can balance the preparation of each dish and provide many tasty additions to an equally tasty main course. Our lives are the same way.
It can be tempting to focus on one area of life that you really want to improve. Us spiritual beings are made up of so many different ideas and traits, and each of these characteristics make us unique. With so many wonderful aspects of ourselves, focusing on only one portion of life may not be the most beneficial plan.
Do you put more importance on work than family? More importance on your health than your relationship with a higher being? Is your income less important than your pets? I know I feel each thing is equally important. My dog, Kobi, is super important to me, but if I don’t focus on my business as well, I can’t treat her like a princess which is what she deserves. Like our bodies, everything in life works together to create the whole experience. It only makes sense that each area of life gets enough attention on a regular basis to stay healthy and happy. After all, that’s the ultimate goal!
We can enjoy some of the most amazing, beautiful peace when we balance our lives. Imagine being able to move through your work-week without worry, knowing you’ve made thoughtful decisions so that every aspect of your life receives the attention it deserves. With balance, meditation and the other tools at your fingertips, it is possible to create a grounded, healthy life and mind. This not only brings wonderful feelings to you, it makes helping others possible in ways you haven’t known before, from a strong, stable place.
Are there any areas of your life that may be getting less attention than necessary? When you have time, make a list of the important parts of life. What areas do you value? Then think about the focus you give to each of these areas. Are any of these pieces getting more of your attention than others?
Much love and gratitude,