copyright 2013 www.yourdailymotivation.com
The Balance in Your Body
finding the meaning of dis-ease
Here is goes another health article, but this one isn't a check list of do's and don'ts to prevent something. This article is targeted at what to do, when you have done everything you could: you ate your protein and veggies, drank half your weight in water, breathed deeply, ate fruit and nuts as snacks, avoided sugar, drugs and alcohol, all three of which are equally addictive. On top of this you took your Vitamin D, fish oil, and antioxidants, along with a daily dose of physical activity!
Now what? You sound unstoppable with this laundry list of activities that are supposed to paint the picture of good health. What happens when all this fails? What do you do when you find yourself dealing with something you were trying to prevent, from the common cold, other infection, diabetes, cancer, or some other malady?
Why is often a question we ask ourselves when something in life doesn't go the way we wanted. Why do bad things, like sickness, health challenges, or dis-ease happen to good people? Why, is because there are some things that are beyond us, one of which is our health. “ The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' “ 
When you are faced with a ill-health, find your centeredness. Our health is an interplay of forces, seen and unseen. Go within yourself and find serenity as you surrender to something bigger then your efforts and their effects. Look for the meaning, what can you gain or grow from, if your health can be a learning lesson? If you have trouble coming up with something on your own, try this for entertainment, and of course, don't take this or anything else too seriously, for the spiritual meaning underlying diseases, take a look at http://www.squidoo.com/spiritualmeaning .
Usually, I encourage people that health is in their own hands, of which I think is nearly ninety percent true, the other piece of it, we need to reconcile with, so at the end of each day, you are balanced with in yourself, you've done all you can do, and sometimes you just need to remember to relax and stop doing, and be a human-being.
Be Well and Be in Balance to your best ability!
 World Health Organization. 2006. Constitution of the World Health Organization - Basic Documents , Forty-fifth edition, Supplement, October 2006. via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health#cite_ref-WHO_constitution_2-0
This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Stretching Your Mind
Flexibility is the capacity to bend without breaking, as well as a continual willingness to change or be changed in order to accommodate new circumstances. People with flexible minds are open to shifting their course when necessary or useful; they are not overly attached to things going the way they had planned. This enables them to take advantage of opportunities that a more rigid person would miss out on. It can also make life a lot more fun. When we are flexible, we allow for situations we could not have planned, and so the world continues to surprise and delight us.
Since reality is in a constant state of flux, it doesn’t make sense to be rigid or to cling to any one idea of what is happening or what is going to happen. We are more in tune with reality when we are flexible. Being in tune enables us to adjust to the external environment and other people as they change and grow. When we are rigid or stuck in our ways, instead of adjusting to the world around us we hunker down, clinging to a concept of reality rather than reality itself. When we do this, we cut ourselves off from life, and we miss out on valuable opportunities, as well as a lot of joy.
Just as we create flexibility in our bodies by stretching physically, we can create limberness in our minds by stretching mentally. Every day we have the opportunity to exercise our flexibility. We can do this in small ways such as taking a different route home from work or changing our exercise routine. On a larger scale, we can rearrange the furniture or redo a room in our house. If these are things we already do regularly, we can stretch our minds by imagining several different possibilities for how the next year will unfold. As we do this, our minds become more supple and open, and when changes come our way, we are able to accommodate and flow with the new reality.