Part of growing as a human is discovering who you are, why you are here, where you are going…
I know, deep.
The beginning of this year I made it a priority to grow in body and mind and in spirit. I always said if I didn’t love Jesus so much, I would have probably been a tree hugging, hippie. Well, I guess I can still hug trees and love life and love Jesus too right? I think that’s what He wants for us anyways…
I realized I wanted more from this life than just to survive. I want to get the most out of this body that I can, and that means taking care of it from the inside out. I want to to be a sponge of knowledge, expanding my mind, my perspective, my paradigm. I want to strengthen my spirit that needs healing and guidance.
I believe that if we truly took care of ourselves, internally and externally, only then can we truly care for others well. It all starts from within, at our cores. Our beating, bleeding, breathing cores.
We are alive, but many of us don’t live. How unfortunate. I have this precious, beautiful, fragile gift in the palms of my hands…I want to cherish it, because I know my days are numbered, as are all of ours.
I want to be a spirited and loving creature, the way I was created to be.
Though my body will grow older, and my bones more frail, and frame more fragile, I want to take care of it and do my best to keep this temple healthy as long as I can. It is my responsibility. It is my opportunity.
Though my mind will always battle the ever tugging war with every imaginable distraction and attraction begging its decay, I want to pursue the grander and inspiring. I want to learn and grow into a thoughtful human being. To understand myself more deeply, and to understand others more compassionately.
I want to be a spirited being who strives to be a woman of character, who chases after her Creator, who loves life and holds it loosely. I want to be connected with the spiritual self, to see the warfare, and to be equipped to face it.
Ok, I think that’s enough abstract chatter for one post. All that to say, this is a new segment where I want to share how I am growing as a human being in these areas. I will share things that have inspired me or helped me along the way.
Love you, friend.