Health Starts with Rest

Health doesn't start with food, weight-loss or exercise. There is no way that blueberries, burpees, miles, calories, points, strength, six-packs, bikini bodies, diets, programs, formulas or a system can deliver us, save us, satisfy our deep needs or answer our real fears. Health does not start with information, mindfulness, meditation or anything that we physically "do." Health and wellness starts with being able to rest physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally because we know who we are and we trust how we are designed.

What we physically do reflects our internal reality. If we cannot physically rest, then we are not experiencing internal rest. Until we know who we are and how we are designed, then we will be unable to discover the rest that we are designed for. As a result, everything that we do will be a quest to get the love that we need to rest. Without the fullness of love, we will try to fill ourselves up with anything that "feels" good and we will be controlled by anything or anyone that promises rest. Emptiness will always reduce us to consumers and to trying to fill ourselves up with food, alcohol, exercise, sex, money, work, hobbies, experiences, relationships, drugs and whatever we can get our hands on to find rest.

If you are tired of consuming and being consumed and you want rest, then just say it. Be willing to tell the truth, to courageously ask for more and discover who you are and how you are designed to naturally and easily receive and give love and rest. When we are full of love, we will move in surprising ways to give ourselves and others the things we need to flourish. We will be healthy. We will be able to experience and enjoy ourselves, our lives, others, life's gifts and our world. We will be creators of truth, beauty, and goodness because we will be full of truth, beauty, and goodness. We will know deep rest.

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DeeAnn Bower