Thursday, 14 July 2016

SCRIBBLED NOTES #39: BE KIND TO YOURSELF


These thoughts resonated in me for days. It was inspired by a message that I've heard some days ago and there's just so much truth in them. I've been told that these four areas need to be nourished and well taken care of. Without one, life can be a struggle. Example, without health you'll have a hard time enjoying your money, relationships and spiritual life.

HEALTH. Put it this way: you only have one body. Not three, not two but one. That is the same body that you have to live into from when you are 1 year old up to 99 years of age, or till you expire! Same heart, liver, pair of eyes, everything! Point is: we should take care of our health. I can't think of a better way to put it across than to suggest you watch this VIDEO.

It's as old as time and the answer is always right under our nose but somehow we fail to recognise it or worse, we choose to ignore it. Eat healthy, fresh food and stay away from meat and processed food as much as you can. I know this can be an overkill for most of us but we can try. One meal at a time. If you have Netflix, go and watch Fork Over Knives too.
 
I've been making minor switches and I noticed I feel lighter and livelier. It can be as easy as replacing dairy cow's milk to nut milk like almond milk. Whatever your initial feel about it, please give it a try.

MONEY. It started off as this: Money is the answer to everything. What's more scandalous is it is written in the Bible. To wit: A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything. -Ecclesiastes 10:19

Inevitably here goes yet another controversial issue: tithing (a 10% of your earnings). Questions like: Where shall I base my tithes - should it be gross or net of tax? Well, how do you want GOD to bless you? Should He bless you gross or net of tax?

Another usual question is: Will GOD still love me if I don't tithe? Of course he does! The only difference is when you tithe, you honor GOD with your money and in turn, He promised to put a blessing on you. That's the beauty of God's word. More often than not, it's transactional. GOD is not a genie that grants all our wishes. He wants us to do our part too. When you tithe, it's like God's sphere of blessing is around you. If you don't tithe - he loves you just the same - but don't expect that kind of blessing poured over your lap.

RELATIONSHIPS. Relationships cover a broad spectrum of our interaction with other people. The quality of our relationships determine whether we will be stressed or chilled, at ease or agitated and this happens every single moment. For example, you need to go to the office 5 days a week. Are you excited or are you dreading the moment? Same is true for family and romantic partner.

Personally, I think I'm in a point in my life that I appreciate the beauty of being in a romantic relationship. Not to say it's perfect, but the positives far outweighs the negatives absolutely! I grew up in a family that is closely knitted together. Much to the point that I don't see any reason to go out often because I'm just happy inside our home. Things changed when I moved in London last 2014 of course.

There was an adjustment period and it took me a long while to finally be in a proper relationship. It's lovely! Suddenly, you have a best friend and a partner. You can talk about things to your heart's content. One piece of advice I can give is never mind other people's opinion (more of that HERE). At the end of the day, it will be you and your loved one who'll spend a life together. Make sure you have GOD in the picture, do good and be happy!

SPIRITUAL LIFE. Everyone has a GOD. Be it money, fame, people or GOD. When I heard that phrase the first time, I was blown away. Very true. You have the option to believe or not to believe in GOD and that's okay. What I'm trying to say is there's no getting away with the fact that now or sooner, you'll need to have a higher anchor in your life. To me, it's GOD all the way. He has our best interest at heart and I can't explain the feeling. You yourself can experience it when you have a personal relationship with JESUS.

I hope you've learned a thing or two. Catch you later! -CMK
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