Awhile back I wrote about being in a running slump. I'm sure it happens to everyone, but it's really tough when it hits home. The good news is, although I haven't fully pulled out of it, I have renewed my passion for it. It was hard to get back into a regular groove, and many of my runs make me feel like I'm dragging a bag of cement with me. But I am encouraged by the renewal of that good feeling you get when you have a good run; the wind blowing through your hair, and the the warm sun on your face.
One thing I realized when I was going through my slump, was how quickly my body fell out of shape. It doesn't take long for that transformation.
And this is a lesson that can be learned by many as we go through life. There are always reactions to the things we do or say. I now meditate every day. In the odd time that I skip it, I can feel it. There's more stress in my day, and less of a feeling of peace. I pay attention to my relationships, and how I treat people. Bad thoughts and words always come back to to haunt you. The same rule applies at work. How often have we heard the old adage, "be nice to the people you pass on your way up. You may someday be passing them on your way down."
So that Pendulum really does swing back. In order to have a peaceful and harmonious life, it is good to try to live to your full potential; whether at work, school or in your personal life. The people you spend the most time with tend to reflect your own values. The number of miles you run on the road will be reflected in your body shape. The people you work with and the number of hours you work affect the stress and cortisone levels in your body. The happier you are at home will reflect in the serenity and smile on your face. And what is the end result of all this? This healthy lifestyle will give you better odds at preventing cancer in the first place
So get out there and run, or do regular exercise. Treat your friends, family and co-workers well. Be contientious at work, and give it your all. And whatever you do laugh. It will brighten up somebody's day, and come right back at you.