The Most Important Wealth of All!

Dear Richard –

As I have been free falling in this particular life passage of mine there has been a constant theme arising.  Nothing can move forward – or backwards, sideways, up and down, diagonal or any other way – unless my body is functioning optimally.

Your beautiful post on compassion brought to mind self-compassion.  Enhancing and paying attention to health of body, mind, heart and Spirit is certainly on the top of my list in this realm!

Finishing out these last days of the “job” I recognize what a toll it has taken on my health – even though I am overall quite healthy.   At the end of each 10-hour work day  I am completely drained of life energy, my enthusiasm has ebbed to a dangerously low level, and I certainly don’t want to be around any people.

In other words my tank is on empty!

Over a long period of time I have recognized that this can take an immense toll on health and well being.  Part of the many reasons to take the particular leap I am taking from “small-box” job with benefits to a “no-box” creative livelihood that brings joy and great satisfaction, is my health.

Annie Dillard, a great writer once said:

How we spend our days is

of course

how we spend our lives.

Exactly how do we want to spend our days and what elements that contribute towards our vibrant health do we want to pay attention to?

This is the discussion I would like to have with you now Richard, for you know the old adage:  Your health is your wealth!

….and I would expand this to say that our individual and collective health, and our planets health, are directly and intimately connected.  The most important wealth of all!!

“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love

Gaye

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About Gaye Abbott

NATURAL PASSAGES CONSULTING Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Heart of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time. Gaye Abbott, is a wild and free soul who just so happens to LOVE writing, playing with energy, ecstatic dance and free form movement, living and breathing in nature, her 3 sons and 3 grandchildren, communing with friends and global community, organic food and cooking, small and simple spaces to live within, a lack of material possessions....and laughter every single day! As a wise elder of 69 years she feels decades younger....and acts it too! Devoted to being of service to the Earth and all living beings Gaye seeks the peace of mind and openness of heart that provides the foundation for effective action in the world and her community. http://www.GayeAbbott.com OTHER BLOGS BY GAYE ABBOTT: www.WildlyFreeWoman.com www.BreathingSpaces.net www.LifeAtWolfCreek.com Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath Preview, Reviews and purchase links can be found here: http://gayeabbott.com/books/

Posted on June 16, 2011, in Divine Wealth, Natural Wealth, Wealth of Health and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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