Take care of your mind – here’s why
Read this story of the King and his 4 Wives
“One day, the king fell ill and the truth dawned that his life was soon to end. He thought of the luxurious life he had led and feared being alone when he died.
He asked his fourth wife, “I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing, showered gifts upon you and taken great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” she replied and walked away without another word.
The sad king then asked the third wife, “I have loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company? ” “No!” she replied. “Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to remarry!”
He then asked the second wife, “I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” she replied. “At the very most, I can help with your funeral.”
Then a voice called out to the king in his sadness: “I’ll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go.” The king looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny and undernourished. Greatly grieved, the king said, “I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!”
For the whole duration of 2017, I allowed my soul – my mind, to fall ill. I was depressed and frustrated. I wanted to do things but did not allow myself.
At the start of 2018, I almost got out of depression, but my mind was at its weakest, just pushing itself to the limit, to its edge in order to keep me going. And one grand storm struck me with lightning and my mind almost lost it. It was dying. It took me a while to realize that my mind was the only thing that was keeping me alive and I was taking it for granted.
So, I had to take a step back. Made sure that this time it was my body who was going to do the work and help me fix my mind:
SOLITUDE – I decided to stay away from crowds. I wanted my mind to breathe. People are not bad, but people who don’t have control of their own minds are terrible to be around with. Specially, the negative ones. They will suffocate you. So, I allowed myself to enter solitude and speak with my mind.
REST – I told my body to relax and chill, so that my mind would relax as well. I slept when my mind told me to sleep.
EXERCISE – telling my body to keep healthy. So that my mind would be fed HEALTH.
GRATITUDE – Gratitude is a great food for the soul. Finding things that you are grateful for in what you already have is telling your mind that you guys are okay. That you are living in abundance and that will make your mind at ease.
HAPPINESS – doing things that I only want to do that make me happy. I watched funny movies, inspirational films and videos, I cooked for myself, I shared my food to selected friends (giving to others is giving love to yourself).
DECLUTTER – I cleaned my house, so that when my eyes see clean space, my mind would sense clarity. No visual noise to clutter my mind.
STAY STILL – I meditate 15 minutes a day. To align my body and my mind and enjoy the art of doing nothing.
SEEK CLARITY – I wrote down everything that I want. I allowed myself to receive everything and allowed myself to experience what I want one by one to see if it is exactly what I want to do.
In a month’s time since that disastrous struck of lightning in my life, I was able to pick myself up. My mind is clearer on what I want to do. I was able to choose clearly which it is I want to focus on.
My mind is stronger than ever. My mind is happier now. My mind is calm.
I am receiving miracles everyday. My dreams are manifesting and unfolding before my very eyes one day at a time. I feel love within me. I don’t need to feel love from other people. I am happy.
So, it is very important to take care of ourselves first, starting from the mind. Our body will not be with us when we die. But our mind will be our greatest companion in all of our adventures. We will never be alone when we have our mind. It is better than having a lover. Love your mind, no matter what.
I am happy and grateful.
WE ALL DESERVE TO HAVE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE. SO LET YOUR DREAMS COME TO YOU. HAPPY DAYS FOR ALL OF US!