What do you dream about? Do you have dreams of building a blockbuster business, material wealth, taking great vacations, writing the next bestseller, or contributing to the lives of others? Whatever dreams you have big or small, staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge.
What if you made a promise to yourself today that for the next week you’ll set aside at least one half hour every other day of the week just for yourself? You can spend that time doing almost anything that helps you relax and feel happy. You could take a bubble bath, listen to music on your MP3 player, read a book, How to meditate, go for a walk, stare up at the clouds, look through photo albums, watch your favorite television show… the list of options is totally up to you.
Proper meditation is done by sitting quietly, allowing for a peaceful state of mind. It is not correct to try, just be in peace, and allow the mind to act out it’s will (creative visualization) We must play an active roll in our meditation, with out the use of conscious force.
Relaxation at this stage in life is especially important. Don’t fret over having a spotless home or getting everything done all of the time. Take some time for yourself to relax. You can take a nice warm bubble bath, use scented oils, light some candles–whatever soothes your soul and helps you calm down from a long day.
Janet and I were up against it again, and with less than a thousand dollars in our pockets, we decided to head for Boulder, Colorado — a place that was to destined to become our refuge between adventures.
From Tiberias, we travel to the surrounding towns where Jesus preached. In Capernaum, we view St. Peter’s memorial, built over the ruins of the house of St. Peter. We proceed to Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Near the altar of this church lies an ancient mosaic of the loaves and the fishes. Here, Jesus showed his humility, love and generosity when he twice performed the miracle of multiplication.
Remember – investing in YOU and your well being is THE most important (and least risky!) investment you can make. The benefits? Lowered health care costs in the future, less time off from work, more productivity, and most of all, feeling GREAT, which is absolutely PRICELESS. Take the time to commit to one action in the service of your health today – your body and your pocketbook will thank you.