We mostly live in our mind. It is a chatterbox that never gives up in reminding us of our past and of our mistakes. Did you know though that you do have the power to control it? You aren't your mind. Your mind is just thoughts and only you can believe them or validate them further. I like to call my mind "it." When "it" is bored, jealous, judging, angry, sad, or even joyful and giddy, I still remind myself that my mind isn't really me. It's just a brain downloaded with all sorts of old beliefs, new beliefs, emotions and feelings. What happens in my mind, often trips up my body, which also isn't me. When it's my time to leave this earth, the only thing that comes with me is my soul. In order to stay in touch with my soul, I have to learn to manage my mind and my body. Both are connected. The mind directly impacts the body. Negative thoughts and holding onto old beliefs can cause physical ailments. Unpacking bad beliefs and negative thoughts can actually create healing in your body.
The body is an amazing organism. We are truly a work of art, but we often don't treat our body for the value it offers us. We fill it with processed, unhealthy foods. We would never put bad gas in our cars, but yet everyday we stop at McDonald's and fill our beautiful vessels with food that turned into gas would choke out any car. Then, we don't understand why we are tired and restless. It starts with nutrition. Eating healthy in America is hard, but you can take control. You have the power within you to overcome our cultural norms and take back your body.
Our spirit isn't about religion. It is eternal and it is created from the creator of the Universe. I call our creator God and I long to develop a deep and powerful relationship with him, while I also navigate the ups and downs of being on Earth. You don't have to believe like I do. Your path of spiritual awakening may be different than mine, and that's okay. I believe we are all connected and united, no matter what our beliefs. My life coach is Jesus. I see him as perfect love. He practiced kindness, peace, acceptance, forgiveness and emulated love and hope. He's the center of my being, my mentor and he keeps me grounded. The Holy Spirit helps connect me to him, thru meditation, prayer and even mindfulness.
Our emotions are signals, but most of us don't know how to manage or read them. We weren't taught. In fact, many of us were so busy managing the emotions of our parents, that we completely lost our way and don't know what to do with our own emotions now. Truth is, they don't have to ruin or control your day. You do have power over them. They just want to be seen, felt and heard, like the rest of us. Once you learn how to truly listen to them, life just gets a whole lot easier.