So you can be a healthy 300 lbs or you can be an unhealthy 125…. I’m hoping that that makes sense… That is not EXACTLY what I want to mention here.
I want to talk about what and who is in our lives is also a part of health. So if you are always around angry or complaining people, you will likely become more unhealthy just like if you eat junk you will eventually become more unhealthy. The
outside may not change very much, but the inside could be full of disease.
We can also bring in thoughts, and sights and sounds that are unhealthy for us. I feel adamantly about what we put into our body, from whatever source: food, TV, Internet, friends can be nourishing to our bodies or it can be toxic. We can additionally feed our own selves a constant stream of internal dialogue that is negative and corrosive, or life giving and fertile. All of this of course, requires work and practice to become increasingly good at it, but I would like to paraphrase a concept from the book The No Complaining Rule.
A person was getting their lawn treated. They paid a bit more for an organic treatment instead of the typical chemicals used to kill weeds. This organic method instead placed rich material specifically for grass to grow on the lawn and once the grass was growing really really well, it was much harder for the weeds to creep in. I am working on applying this concept to my life.
So what is healthy? For me it is creating the conditions for healthy green grass (the thing that I want) to have the room to grow.