We spend a lot of our time in the shoulds of the world. We should be more this, less that. We should eat less, talk more, stress less, get friends.
We should be better people. In looks, in financial security, in what we do and how we do it.
I want to be healthy. I’m not after a size 6 body or the perfect relationship or the right home. This isn’t about idealized perfection; this is about a constant conversation of improvement towards health on all levels of being.
We receive a lot of messaging from the world on how we should be.
The only way we should be, my personal aim in life, is to be healthy, particularly as healthy and happy go incredibly well together.
And there is no one healthy that applies to everyone. My healthy is not your healthy. My healthy of today is absolutely not the healthy of a decade (or two) ago. My healthy is not fixed, it changes and is changeable. Health is a range. Health is about feeling good.
Yes, health is about feeling good. I’ve noticed that healthy relationships and a healthy body and a healthy state of mind and a healthy lifestyle…they all leave me feeling good.
So I choose to feel good.
I choose health.
I invite anyone else who so desires to join me in this conversation, in this movement towards a view of what is right for us, rather than what is right, an embracing of a personal way of life that looks to ourselves and our own needs, fearlessly and joyfully and with a respect of the others around us and the journeys that they are on as well. This isn’t a selfish place. It is a personally strong and respectful place.
I would love to learn what this looks like for you. What does your healthy living look like? Would you do more or different to get to a place you feel is more healthy?
On the pages below this one I’ve started my exploration of health in a variety of areas. I invite you to comment, to share what you are doing, what is working (or not) for you. Comments will be periodically (and selectively) added in to the pages to broaden the conversation.
Choosing health, it does a person good.