It’s Not About You …

‘Only a life lived in service to others is a life worth living’  – Albert Einstein

I realized that everything I had experienced in the “Care Industry” was empowering me to encourage others to embrace the journey and find joy in serving those in need.  

I was trying to piece everything together and create a workable inner and outer curriculum. I didn’t really have any structure or preferences with regards to inspiration and was not following any particular teacher or teachings.

Somehow I had managed to sift and sort through all the courses, workshops and summits – leaving myself completely open to everything and attached to nothing. Following my intuitive impulses and learning from others enabled me to find the best in myself.

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” ― Sri Ramana Maharshi

Was I happy? Was I living life to my full potential? Was I leading by example?

It suddenly dawned on me that I had avoided most emails pertaining to food and the importance of a healthy body. The “8-day 2019 Food Revolution Summit” hosted by Ocean and John Robbins changed my life! By the end of the summit, I was eating predominantly whole organic foods and my transformation continues to motivate me to reduce inflammation and heal my body after years of food addictions, severe dieting, and junk-food abuse.

This revelation inspired me to write a simple post series on the basics of personal responsibility with regard to my own health, and take a closer look at the social responsibility I had to nurture my clients with a more holistic care package. At the end of the day, how could I serve others when I was dealing with my own health issues?

My intellectual mind had been stimulated with skills training and the subsequent certifications had rendered me competent in the technicalities of care work – but in terms of implementing relevant dietary needs and soulful living, these are personal attributes that inevitably reflect where we are in consciousness.

I knew that there may have been areas that I had neglected (like healthy eating), or not quite mastered, but ultimately the diverse expanse of my personal strengths and weaknesses had opened up opportunities to expand.

If everything was perfect, life would be uneventful, the contrast would no longer encourage growth and our services would remain mediocre. When you assume responsibility for your own life…you become the master!

In line with the Spiritual Law of Responsibility, “we cannot take on great responsibilities in our own lives if we do not take proper care of our own needs and lives in general.” I thought it might be interesting to deviate here for the next 3 weeks and share my simplified interpretation of a healthy mind, body and soul with the very basics in mind…

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words

Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour

Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits

Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values

Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny

-Mahatma Gandhi