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I'm Growing Spiritually and Emotionally

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Today was devoted entirely to my emotional and spiritual growth. I finished writing about the old topic this week and decided upon a new topic. I intend to spend the next two weeks writing about this new topic. I will take a look at how far I've come in my personal growth in my selected area. I will remember to ask daily for God's guidance on this portion of my journey to health. I believe that the journey to health includes physical, emotional and spiritual health. You can't improve one part without working on the other two. Since I have to spend so much time on my posterior end because of my foot, I am devoting that time to my emotional and spiritual growth. (I've discovered that I have some work to do on both!) At first, I was afraid that I would find this a painful journey and I kept putting it off. Now that I've had time to access the situation, I'm forging ahead, pain or no pain because in order to grow, it has to be done. I've shed quite a few tears since I began two weeks ago but that's okay. I've come to grips with some very heavy stuff. I feel like I'm making some headway but as I look at the list of topics that I'd like to cover, this could be a rather daunting task. So, I've decided to apply the baby steps rule to this portion of my journey. I believe that every day I make a little more progress and I'll keep looking forward. I've been rewarding myself with some very positive self talk. It seemed silly at first but in actuality it has been very helpful. More positive self talk is starting to become a habit, which is great! I've also opened this ongoing dialog with God. I find myself chatting with him as I do chores or when I'm on my way back and forth to the doctor's office. The people in the other cars probably think I'm dotty but they don't know what I know. I'm having a spiritual event while they are screaming at the other drivers or flipping them off. I would wager that my stress level is a very small fractional part of theirs!
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    I know know that you are feeling less stress because of your great outlook!
    4121 days ago
    I've been speaking out loud to God for years through joy & tears. Hey that rhymes!
    4121 days ago

    For me, this journey to good health as always been body, mind and Soul. The whole package has to be dealt with for good health. Yes, sometimes it can be painful but the results are always good.

    At the end of the day I tell myself what I did right and areas I want to improve in and set one mini goal in each of the three areas. I never tell myself I failed anymore. I do still have to catch myself with negative feedback during the day.

    Keep on keeping on!! emoticon
    4121 days ago
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