The Right Path
It is sometimes easy to see the right path and have knowledge of the right path but we still choose to go down a different path. This week has been a challenging one for me. I spend a lot of time writing about how to be at peace, how to live in the present moment, how to tap into our inner guidance, and how to live a life of optimal health. So I have the knowledge about how to do all these things but yet still struggle at times. We have all heard the saying, “Knowledge is Power.” What I have found to be true for me is that, it is not the knowledge that has the power, it is what I do with the knowledge. This puts the power in my hands. Or should I say it puts the power in my mind since my mind controls my actions.
I have spent the last year and a half reading, meditating, studying, and practicing spiritual law and ways to achieve optimal physical health as well. Even with all the knowledge I’ve gained, it is still challenging for me at times. For example, when I walk into the work environment and the many challenges there, I find it more difficult to put into practice what I’ve learned and what I believe. I have written about the importance of choice. The fact that we have a choice in whether we will be happy and joyful or sad and frustrated. I know that choice is mine and no one can take that from me, yet day after day this past week I have allowed someone else to make that choice for me.
I believe whole-heartedly in everything I write. I know it is vital to live in the moment. I know it is vital to spend time in silence tapping into my inner guidance and intuition. I know the power of prayer and meditation in my daily life. From a clinical perspective, I know the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. All of these things are key to optimal health in the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. Writing each week is a reminder for me of their importance. Am I always successful with all the things I know to be the truth? No.
So, when I have times where it seems impossible to put the spiritual laws I believe into practice, do I give up and stop? I have learned that when an obstacle seems determined to stop me, in reality it’s setting me up for greater success. In the challenge I rise to my own greatness, even if the process is messy.
As I ponder over my next path personally and professionally, I know there is a light within that will guide me. Having no idea what’s around the corner on my next path, I am learning to trust it. I think we all get side tracked. I have prayed over and over again for inner peace and the willingness to be a person of grace. I also know that if I want inner peace, I must claim it. The most important time to claim it is amid struggle when it seems most elusive. This is something I am aware of and am working to achieve. We all have areas where that inner peace seems elusive. For some it is in the home. For some, like myself, it is in the workplace with so many politics, games, and bureaucracy.
In conclusion, the right path is different for everyone. I challenge you today to spend some time in silence thinking about your path. What is your path to optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health? Don’t be discouraged when the challenging times appear. Instead see them as growth and an opportunity to move you closer towards that inner peace and that right path. Even though last week was a challenging week for me, this week I choose the right path. This week I choose happiness, inner peace, and joy. This week, I will not let other people or things change that. This week I take my choice back and I stay on the right path.
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