I must tell you that life in the Islas Feliz – the happy islands, is very different from life in Europe. A coast with fabulous beaches lined with beautiful resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars, tourist shops and promenades along the ocean. Fuerteventura,the perfect sunshine getaway from a cold and grey Corona-ridden Europe. But that is only …
WELLNESS, WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?
Is it to be rich and famous? To be young and beautiful? To have a top management job? Or… Is it something else? Of course, it feels good to be able to get what you want when you want it. But lots of things cannot be bought. And often, the rich are afraid of losing their money and assets, losing their power and identity.
The famous, as well as the beautiful are scared of losing their fame, their looks – and fade into oblivion. The top managers are afraid of getting outdated and losing against young, dynamic and hopeful ones….
LOTS OF FRIGHTENED SOULS OUT THERE
The list “Afraid of losing” can go on and on and on. It creates stress, aggression, conflicts and it is the exact opposite of wellness. Because wellness is really Peace of Mind. It is harmony. It is balance.
Peace of Mind is a state that can only be reached if you are brave enough to analyse your own self. Don´t fool yourself but be dead honest!!
What are you really searching for in this life? What are the factors that makes you feel a flush of happiness, a sense of belonging, unity, unconditional love – and a feeling of total acceptance for who really you are? Not your packaging, but the content.
BE A BRAVE SOUL SEARCHER
I don´t mean that you shall be a yogi, a hippie or go to la-la-land with the fairies. No, no, no. What I mean is: Be brave enough and honest enough to write down the most important things in your life. Some people find it easier to put down the things that worst to lose. Whatever you choose, write it down…
HEALTH IS WEALTH.
Without a healthy body and soul, your life gets limited. All the riches in the world are worth nada if you are lying in a bed connected to a ventilator, if you are filled with poison to cure cancer, if you have to get an organ transplant…
And wellness is seriously limited also for the millions of people suffering of more common complaints like arthritis, eczema, asthma, diabetes, heart problems, obesity or any other chronic condition that limits your life quality and gives pain and suffering?
BASIC WELLNESS FACTORS
1.You have enough food, water and fresh air
2.You have a roof over your head, you have a home
3.You have people who care about you – and people you care about
4.You feel healthy and able to work and take care of yourself and your family
5.You can afford medical help if you or your family get sick
6.You can see, hear, feel, touch – and have all your normal senses intact
7.You can sleep and relax, and meet each new day refreshed and full of hope
8.You can love and be loved
9.You can laugh and enjoy life
10.You can forgive and forget
11.You count your blessings, and remember gratitude each day
12.You are a problem solver – not a worrier…
WRITE DOWN YOUR LIST OF QUALITY OF LIFE!
What is your list of wellness? Think, think, think – and be true to yourself. Meditation is a great tool for inner search and a greater understanding of ourselves and our place in our lives – and in the greater context.
GOOD MORNING RITUAL Be grateful for the gift of a new day. Cherish it. Start with a ritual: A big cup of hot water, pressed lemon- or lime and a touch of honey. Sip it slowly while you watch the sun rising slowly over the horizon (on heaven or in your imagination). Reflect and let …