Category: Health & Wellbeing

18 Steps To Natural Health And Happiness

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“Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.”- Ayn Rand, writer

Below are 18 ways you can enjoy natural health and happiness:

Know yourself. The first step to self-discovery is to know who you are. If you know who you are, you will know exactly what you want from life.

Love yourself. Self-love is priceless. This is important because if you don’t love yourself, nobody will love you. Part of loving yourself is to accept your mistakes, your strengths, and your weaknesses. We all have them. You are not alone.

Think for yourself. If you want to enjoy your life, learn how to think for yourself. Learn how to make your own decisions. Listen to people, but be mindful of how you use what they told you to do. Always listen to your inner voice.

Believe in yourself. When you believe in yourself, people will believe in you. It is contagious. If you don’t believe in yourself, even if you try to hide it from people, people will know. Don’t pretend to be who you are not.

Take responsibility for your actions. Always hold yourself accountable for your actions. It is your action, so take responsibility for it. Don’t blame anyone for your misdeeds. Own it, learn from it, and move on. When you start blaming people, you will never learn from it.

Don’t seek approval from anyone. Don’t seek approval from anyone before you do the right thing. If it is the right thing to do, then do it. Don’t seek approval from anyone regarding your life’s decisions. Sometimes seeking approval from people that don’t have the power to give it to you is the first step towards failure and disappointment.

Understand that nobody is perfect. The people you admire have their own problems that you don’t know about. They will not tell you, no matter how hard you try to understand them. So, why worry yourself? Nobody is perfect, and nobody ever will be, including me. Celebrate your imperfections; it is what makes us unique.

Happiness is not from material possessions. True happiness, real happiness, and authentic happiness is not from material possessions, it comes from how you live your life on a daily basis. The way you treat people, the way you treat yourself, the way you treat nature, and the way you treat the society in which you are part of. Your real happiness will not come from your academic degrees, not from your latest car, it comes from the ordinary things that lots of people ignore or don’t pay attention to.

When you fail at anything, be happy. Yes, be happy. If you don’t fail, how can you learn? How can you grow? Real growth, real progress comes from multiple failures. Failure is the best teacher if you are ready to learn from it.

If you fail, don’t stop trying. If you fail in one thing, try another thing. Don’t waste your time pursuing what is not working. Keep trying new things until you find your own place to settle and explore. Don’t quit. If you quit, you will be the first person to receive a degree in quitting.

Enjoy nature. You see what you pay attention to. If you pay attention to negative things, you will see only negative things. If you pay attention to positive things, you will see only positive things. In other words, you attract what you consistently think about. Nature is beautiful!

Pocket your pride. Pocket your pride. Pride is the enemy of growth. It prevents people from helping you. If you want people to help you grow, pocket your pride. Be humble. Humility is the way to success. If you want to be successful, be humble.

Please yourself. To please people, please yourself first. If a doctor is unhealthy, he or she cannot help his or her patients. You need to be healthy to be able to help others. Know this: you can’t please everybody. If you try it, you are setting yourself up for failure.

Celebrate yourself. Whether you are winning or failing, celebrate yourself. Always find the time to celebrate yourself. It doesn’t have to be in a big way. If you don’t celebrate yourself, if you don’t reward yourself, then you are telling people that you are not important. On the contrary, when people see you celebrating yourself, they will join you. Let’s learn how to celebrate ourselves. You deserve it. I deserve it. The world deserves it.

Control yourself. In order to live a healthy and happy life, you must learn to control yourself. You must learn to always be yourself. You must learn to delay your gratification (the urge to do something immediately). If you can control yourself, then you are the master of your life.

Do not procrastinate. If you want to live a healthy and happy life, or if you want be stress free, you must learn how to do the most important things first. Don’t postpone it to tomorrow. Do it now.

Embrace criticism. People who are really successful have been chronically criticized for what they do, how they do it, with whom they do it, and where they do it. They persist. If you want to be successful, you must learn how to manage criticism and how to ignore distractions.

It is okay to say “no”. You can’t say “yes” to everyone. At this point, you must learn how to discriminate (I am not talking about racism). You must learn how to say “no” to some people. Similarly, you must learn how to say “yes” to some people. If you practice the art of saying “yes” to everybody, you are saying a big “no” to yourself.


The Practice Of Forgiveness

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The Practice of Forgiveness.

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”- Marianne Williamson, American Spiritual Teacher

We have all been hurt at some point in our lives. Some of us were able to let go of the suffering, while others were unable to let go of the suffering. When someone hurts us, for any reason, our normal reaction is to fight back. The question is, when we fight back, are we causing more damage to our lives, or are we repairing the damage that has already been done to us?

I know it hurts to even think about it. If you want to be free from suffering, if you want to enjoy your life and be a happy person, you must forgive the person that has done wrong to you. When you forgive them, you have healed an entire family. Similarly, when you forgive them, you have healed yourself. You have removed dirty thoughts from your mind. You have made someone happy. It creates new opportunities for you to move forward. You are now free to form new relationships.

If it is too hard for you to forgive the person, start slowly. Start by thinking about the benefits of letting this person free. Think about the benefits of letting yourself be free from the self-inflicted suffering. Picture yourself doing the right things to forgive this person. Pay a surprise visit to this person, and make her understand how you feel about the situation. If it is still hard for you to do, it is time to reach out to your therapist for counselling.

Remember, the best thing you can do to the healing of yourself is to forgive someone. Once you are able to forgive and let go, the world will be a better place for us all to enjoy.

The Willingness to Forgive

“The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.”- Marianne Williamson, American spiritual teacher

The willingness to let go of the suffering, the willingness to let go of the pain is the first step in trying to forgive people that have done terrible things to you. This is the first crucial step. At this point, you are ready to let go of the pain. You don’t want to deal with it anymore. You have had enough.

The willingness to let go begins by allowing that person into your life again. You have studied and understood the situation the other person is in. You have realized that the other person is suffering, too. You have realized that the other person is in pain, too. You have come to the conclusion that you need to let go, so that you can be a free person.

Once you have decided to forgive them, go ahead and do it. If done well, both sides will be free.

Forgiveness is better

“There is no revenge as complete as forgiveness.”- Josh Billing, American humorist

When you try to get revenge against the person that hurts you, you are not easing the situation. All you are doing is causing more pain and suffering to you and the other person. The pain and suffering will continue to grow. The anger and resentment will continue to pile up. Your health and well-being will continue to suffer. This is not the right road to ride on. When you fight back, your pain increases. But when you forgive, you let go of the pain and suffering.

Revenge is incomplete. Forgiveness is better. Revenge is taking the low road, and forgiveness is taking the high road. Which road do you want to take? Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

When someone hurts you and you refuse to forgive them, you have given your power away. As a result, your power is now with the person that hurt you. It makes you weak. On the other hand, if you forgive the person that hurt you, you have retained control of yourself. No matter the situation, always try to be in control of your behavior.

Don’t allow your emotions to be your boss. Be the boss of your emotions. Good luck!

Putting it Together:

Are you ready to forgive people who have done terrible things to you?