“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” WINSTON CHURCHILL.
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” NELSON MANDELA
“Allow yourself to yield, and you can stay centered. Allow yourself to bend, and you will stay straight. Allow yourself to be empty, and you’ll get filled up. Allow yourself to be exhausted, and you’ll be renewed.” TAO TE CHING.
NEVER GIVE UP
“When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, … When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!” RUMI.
Focus on the 4 GIVES to reduce stress and anxiety.
A healthy life involves all areas of the body, mind and spirit. Your spirit is your non-physical part of yourself that refers to your emotions and character that often gets overlooked. Regular exercise, healthy eating and a good night’s sleep fall within ‘giving’ to yourself by caring for your body, which in turn impacts your mind and spirit. But food and exercise is not enough. Giving to others and forgiving others creates a powerful sense of belonging and emotional freedom. Giving in refers to surrendering and allowing events to unfold without the need to have total control on everything. By not giving up, there is a recognition that difficult times will pass so that you can accept stressful situations without the same level of anxiety. The Four Gives bring together the crucial elements of what it takes to be healthy on a holistic level.