I have the habit of seeking guidance from my guardian and guiding angels. I know that inspiration, hints, guidance can drop in all sorts of forms, through thoughts, words or a friend or loved one. My favourite has been the sudden thought of reading a particular book, opening the book to find my eyes setting on the exact answer to my current situation. This has happened to me quite a number of times, it is just amazing.
Last evening, I opened the book “Invisible Thinking” by Master Ryuho Okawa. When I opened the book, the following phrase jumped out at me.
“When you are about to “burn out” from working too hard, it sometimes happens that you are given a temporary rest by falling ill, so you are able to live out the full span of your days and carry out your mission. As the result of your illness, your life is in fact lengthened. “
Sometimes, illness and pain in life can get us down. When things get a little tough, when life gives you lemons, inevitably, our fears and worries take over our life. When I read this, I thought, what a positive spin to illness. Further down a few pages, Master Okawa gently reminded us that there are many with illness, if we put our situation in perspective, we are not alone.
In the hustle and bustle of our busy life, we get caught up with work, family issues, young children or looking after our ageing parents. Our own wellbeing often gets second priority. We shortchanged on our sleep, we snack too much, we forgot to connect to connect with our spiritual self. How many of us are guilty of that? The key is to strike a harmonious in all aspects of our lives, to include our wellbeing back into the equation that places wellbeing with equal footage as success.
Are you listening to your body, to the signals or that small voice inside you that is trying to tell you to pause, to pay more attention to your health. Are you side stepping your health for your goals, your dreams or success? If you are, think again, listen to your body, that small voice, you could be borrowing time from the future to exchange for your success. If you are grappling with illnesses, right now, this could be a temporary break in the big scheme of creation so that we can progress even further.