Recently I was invited to be an alumni panelist at an upcoming USC event on May 29, 2019. It's going to be a great event and the topic is: Journey Towards Wellness: Integrating Joy in Health. As I prepare, it's got me thinking: what does wellness really mean?
To me it means that you are actively making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Living a life with fulfillment comes from developing your full potential, your inner dreams. I so often talk about putting myself on the “back burner” which is the opposite of fulfillment. My life just took over and was “living me” instead of me living it.
Does this sound familiar? It can happen in a lot of different ways. For some it can be a great, but highly demanding job that just takes over your life and you don’t even realize it until maybe your health starts suffering. For me it was taking care of those I love. But let’s just say my oxygen mask was nowhere to be seen (remember on the airplane they say put your mask on first then put the mask on others who need your help). Health isn’t just living free from dis-ease (disease). It is living in a complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being.
That is where being conscious comes in. Making the choice to put yourself on the front burner. And still taking care of those you love, working your dream job, etc. . . . living from purpose. Hard at first but it is a muscle and it gets stronger and stronger the more you use it.
So often when we are younger, we have our goals that are driven by passion, excitement, and energy. It is unlimited potential, coming from vision and the “I can do anything” belief. As we get older, some things we have accomplished, some things we put down, some things we fell short, and some things got buried under doing for others (spouses, kids, family, friends) and OUR dreams and development were put aside. To see this truthfully is exciting because then we can redirect our energy and intentions to include, bring back, dig up what is important to us. It is like a GPS – if you don’t know where you are, you can’t set the destination. You have to enter your position and then you can put in where you want to go. That trip there, it is the joy!!!
So the journey to wellness is living your purpose, consciously, choosing to live from your most present, intuitive self in the trek to your full potential.
I’d love to help you in your journey! Drop me an email (here) and we can have a free chat to see if coaching could be right for you. I’m also working on my next course which will be open in a few weeks (click here for a preview). And if you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend the USC event on May 29, click here for more info.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.