Day 9 is here, and this resolution features some "food for thought." Yesterday, I shared thoughts about eating healthy, but now in order to be healthy you must put yourself first and prioritize your health.
America is a pretty extreme country. We work hard. We workout hard. We follow starvation diets. And we often forget about taking care of ourselves.
We've become so involved in putting everything else first - work, children, responsibilities - that it seems "selfish" to take care of ourselves.
Why do we think like this?
I believe it's because our culture is so extreme. Some people ALWAYS put themselves first before the well-being of others (like our pesky establishments such as Monsanto or Big Pharma) that this turns people off from "being selfish" and so they go the other extreme on ALWAYS giving and they never receive. I see this a lot with animal activists or people who exist because of their job. They give, give, give and give until their heart is bleeding with endless problems. They given all of their energy to giving that they don't have time for themselves. I see that they need to heal.
I believe in a balance between giving and receiving. And in order to heal your wounds, you must put yourself first. We need to disassociate feelings of guilt to make ourselves healthy, whole and complete.
When you put yourself, you make your naval chakra (the power center) stronger. We are born with an umbilical cord connected to our naval.
Think about this. If you constantly give to your boss, especially without getting anything in return, you are letting your boss pull your power cord (the invisible umbilical cord) and suck all of the energy out from you.
Put yourself first, at least once this year. It's a #1 year in numerology, so what better time than now.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com