One pearl is beautiful on it’s own. Many pearls strung together makes a strand. A strand of pearls is classic, elegant, prized, and aptly…signifies wisdom acquired through experience.
What do pearls have to do with health?
Excellent health is cultivated by a series of healthy decisions over time. String a bunch of good decisions together and you have something substantial.
Tony Robbins says, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
The thread part (let’s say it’s silk) of the strand of pearls is my commitment. I am crystal clear that to be healthy, I must be in a committed relationship with my commitment to health.
The dark side being dead, processed, white sugar, health robbing, how-can-we-even-call-that-crap-food, food. The dark side is indulging and succumbing to the cultural din of disease. Or choosing to ignore the wisdom of my body. Or not stretching or moving or holding sacred space for my health needs. Just to name a few.
There are always plenty of choices on the dark side.
Not making a decision is a decision. Sometimes we let good decisions go unmade. Time passes and we stay stuck where we are. For me, that is probably one of the most destructive. I’ve come to learn that it’s a form of self abuse because I don’t trust myself. Yet, making good choices is actually what cultivates self-trust. The proverbial vicious circle. And, I sit at the control panel.
The pearls that I string onto my silk thread are my good choices. Good health is simply a series of choices held together by my commitment. Great health is a series of even better choices.
My silk thread is strengthened by daily practice, my pearls are…
This is a lovely strand of pearls to me. You may wonder what a few of them have to do with ‘health’, but everything has to do with health. Seriously. Health is circular and whole, not segmented and compartmentalized. Our whole life affects our health.
And just what do ‘pearls’ have to do with good health? Well,
a) I just made it up because it’s my blog and I can :); and
b) if every good choice is like a pearl (vs. say a spit wad, sorry but gross graphics speak volumes :), then weather I’m into wearing pearls or not, they are a great investment and I want a pair of the finest.
In case it hasn’t crossed your mind yet. Fake pearls have no true value, while real ones do. Applied to food: fake food has no value, while real food does. Real value here is energy. I figure I either go real, or go home. Best part is, I am home when I go real.