The Women’s Book Of Courage — Taking Care Of Our Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Selves
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 27, 2007
Balancing and Harmonizing Ourselves — by Sue Patton Thoele
Much of our pain, both physical and emotional, stems from a lack of harmony in all aspects of our being. When we are sick our immune systems are busily working to bring our bodies back into balance. When we are upset, our emotions are yearning for a sense of rightness and harmony.
We greatly assist ourselves in staying finely tuned when we honor the four aspects of our being — physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual — and give each of them daily, positive attention. If paying attention to our own needs feels self-indulgent, it will take a lot of courage for us to persevere in caring for all four aspects each day. But we can.
Some examples of positive attention to our physical selves are exercising, eating well, and sleeping enough; to our emotional selves are sharing with a friend, writing in a journal, having a good cry, and helping someone else; to our mental selves are learning a new game, catching that creative thought, and cooking a challenging meal; and to our spiritual selves are praying/meditating, appreciating nature, reading uplifting materials, and spending quality time with our kids.
Having the courage and discipline to balance our lives leads to a more healthy, harmonious, and joyful existence.
Each day I give the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of my being loving attention. I have the courage and discipline to live a balanced life. I enjoy staying finely turned.
***The above is an excerpt from a book by Sue Patton Thoele called “The Women’s Book of Courage”, Meditations For Empowerment & Peace Of Mind. This is an excellent book, I would highly recommend it to all women seeking self-empowerment and courage. It is the kind of book you can read over and over again, or just read one page now and then. I love it.
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