Top Tips for Healthy Living: Our spiritual journey
by Peter John Lucking
Top Tips For Healthy Living
Cheri and I have been on a spiritual journey all our lives. We enjoy reading and acting on many wonderful books packed with advice. We have however often found it difficult to stay on the path.
We had become overwhelmed by our growing stack of self-help books, on everything from what to eat to the secret. We noticed that many of the younger generation including our son, were like us struggling to find the foundation for life and stay on the path.
We stopped and asked ourselves this question. How hard can it really be, to live and have a healthy mind, body, heart and soul? What if we condensed all we knew into simple thought provoking tips to have a healthier mind, heart, body and soul. Simple and concise tools to live by, reminders and thought provoking tips to create a foundation to build on. Well that sounded very straightforward and as all authors know, writing a one line synopsis or paragraph of a book is very difficult.
The spiritual journey began. Together we explored and challenged our beliefs searching for fundamental truths, learning new things every day. The process was invigorating; the challenge excited our thoughts night and day… Some of our discussions on simple thoughts lasted for hours and sometimes days, included friends, research, new books, and multiple opinions. We spent hours soul searching, we came to a truth, “We actually know so little, but are walking a path. Our book should follow our heart and soul.”
I would like to share some of the many wonderful things that happened. Cheri started rereading the Bible, I explored Buddha’s teachings, we found similarities and truths in the words. Every tip we shared and explored was already there. You just had to look to find it. Truth resonates were ever it is found.
Talking about spiritual beliefs and religion is a taboo subject, our experience is, it is the most healthy and invigorating of all subjects. Through questioning and listening we open ourselves to new opportunities.
Often our journey would come to a new challenge, an opportunity. One was the realization that to lay a foundation for success for a balanced healthy mind, body, heart and soul, we needed to help people find more time in their hectic days to play, dream, socialize and be still. What good is a tip if the user has no time to act? Our book went from four chapters to five, Daily Tips to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle. “Put a limit on work hours, dream, play, laugh and socialize. Put down the phone, the electronic gadgets and focus on your life.”
Failures are stepping-stones for success. A simple discussion about downloading free music from the internet, with our son led to a simple conclusion, we had failed in mentoring and teaching. We added Chapter 6, Tips for Life. To help lay a foundation for success.
Through sharing this spiritual journey, Cheri and I have become closer. As Aristotle said, “A friend is a second self.” Cheri is much more than this, she is my soul mate.
Life is not about doing more but being more, follow your heart to find your spirit. “You are cool, because you are you! Now isn’t it fun to be a remarkable you?
Enjoy life’s wonderful journey.