MKE 2017 Week 6 – Self love and distractions

“And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the
requests of my flesh; rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it
with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.”
Og Mandino ”The Greatest Salesman in the World” Scroll II
Oh, how good it is to read this part of scroll II again for a month, don´t know if it´s just me, yet this is something I need constant reminding of.
I often observe how I am unnecessarily hard on myself, planning to do more than I can actually accomplish in a day and then chastising myself for not measuring up to my own unrealistic expectations and demands. And I don´t think I´m alone in this…
How easy isn´t it to get caught up in the distractions of daily life and temporarily forget about taking care of ourselves?
This reminds me of a story I heard while visiting my Mastermind partner Lance Botha in South Africa early this year and joining him and his wife for Sunday service. Terran, the minister, conveys an anecdote from Martin Luthers life when the reformist had a really busy day in front of him and said (paraphrasing): Today I have so much to do I need to pray at least 3 hours to get everything done!
I think this provides a beautiful reflection of how important it is to allow ourselves the time in silence necessary to get the important work done!
What do You think? Please leave a comment and let me know!
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Peace // Claes

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  1. That is really beautiful! I will remember this as my list for tomorrow has gotten very long.

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