To experience yourself as a whole person, you must intentionally exercise all four aspects of yourself—regularly.
Author Rumer Godden said
Everyone is a house with four rooms: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual. Unless we go into every room EVERY day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
When you go to the gym, if you want to get a proper workout, then you have to exercise your body in a variety of ways. This usually includes some form of stretching, cardio-vascular, and strength-building exercises. No matter what particular form of exercise you do, you will have to make sure to warm up adequately before putting stress on your muscles, and any decent fitness instructor will also tell you to do a proper warm-down, followed by some relaxation to allow your body to integrate the benefits of your exercise.
To extend this metaphor a little further, it’s pretty obvious that if you want to keep yourself physically fit, then you can’t expect that to happen by going to the gym just once! On the contrary, you have to make a regular practice of working out—and, for best results, you must integrate that into your overall lifestyle.
This same idea holds true not only for your body, but also for your mind, heart, and spirit. In order to be fit in these areas of your life, you must develop a regular “workout” practice for them as well.
At Life Mastery TV, you’ve heard David & Tommy talk repeatedly about:
- the importance of “feeling”—that is, allowing your emotions to flow through you;
- keeping your mind clear by reducing inner chatter and taming the power of your ego-mind;
- turning your attention inward and connecting to the wisdom of your own soul.
When you exercise these three areas of your life with the same dedication and passion that you do to keep your physical body in shape, you are taking very good care of yourself—LOVING yourself unconditionally. And this creates natural fulfillment in every aspect of your life. Not only that, but it also inspires others to follow your example and live their lives more fully!
In this week’s episode, Tommy & David talk about Life Matters 360 (a fulfilling and rewarding practice of lovingly exercising all four “rooms in your house”), and provide some guidance about how to integrate this into your life.
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