If you were asked to list the 5 most important things in your life right now, what would they be? Are the things you presently treasure what they ought to be? Do your treasures have a lasting value for what you think will be the rest of your life? What would be their value in 10 or 20 years time? Would their value appreciate or depreciate?
Would there come a time when you would lose in-terest in the things you presently hold dear? Do you see yourself ever giving them up or exchanging them for something more valuable?
Regrettably, most people are tempted to view their success and wellbeing in terms of temporal realities. They forget that whereas wealth, talent, fame, beauty, athletic prowess, and power can easily be lost, there are only but a few good things that hold enduring value in a lifetime.
One way to ascertain what is of enduring value is to answer another question: “If your world suddenly changes for the worse today because you are in-creasingly unable physically or mentally to carry on, what would be the one thing you’d regret losing?”
MOST IMPORTANT TREASURE
Life is a precious gift, yet the human realm is transitory. In your journey through life, it would be the wise person who remembers that all which is trans-itory are not the most important treasures. If moth or rust can destroy it, if thieves can steal it, if the passing of years can diminish it, if a change of circumstances can wreck it – then these treasures you store holds little value.
Your treasures determine your priorities. They reveal your true ambitions, your attractions, and your affections. But can you acquire all these by sacrificing your peace of mind and health which are fundamentally essential to your happiness, wellbeing and spiritual security?
We are all part of this thing called the ‘human condition’. No doubt we have different skin colors, religious preferences, political and social points-of-view, prejudices and personal value systems. But at the end of the day, we still need to take care of one another and, more importantly, ourselves.
THE SILENT KILLER
Studies have shown that too much challenge, hardship or abrupt change cause an increase in the risk of illness. Experts refer to this condition as stress. It is – the silent killer.
We experience stress every minute of our lives. Whether slight or intense, it’s always there and most likely escalating, especially in these times of rapid change, high technology and personal uncertainty.
Keeping stress at a comfortable level appears to be the key to physical and mental well-being, albeit an elusive one.
One place to begin increasing your knowledge about this killer is right at “home” where it dwells – our own bodies. When your mind and body are in need of healing, it will communicate to you signs which generally are in the form of anxiety, pain and suffering.
By understanding what you are experiencing when under the pressure of stress and learning relaxation techniques and new coping behaviors, you can manage your stress levels with greater efficiency thereby avoiding the health-threat-ening effects of these conditions.
Arguably, prevention is better than cure. You’ll be surprised to find that some of the best remedies are free. Here is one way you can heal yourself in several areas of your life. All it takes is some willingness and a few minutes of your time. What’s more, it won’t cost you a dime.
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