Wellbeing is a mastered state of relaxation and inspiration.
Simply put, it is understanding of where your energy drains away from you and how to generate it from within you, working on getting the balance right.
The energy drain
Every second of every day most of your energy is spent on ‘futile’ emotional responses… in other words, every irritation that commandeers your mind and attention is futile in terms of your own wellbeing because it simply drains you of your precious energy.
Irritation is the dominant human unconscious emotion. If your foundation is irritation you are sapped of energy – all your thought is bent on the problem, all your focus is directed at maintaining anger, feeding an internal sense of injustice…
But if your foundation is inspiration, your attention is going into something that nourishes you, not drains you.
When you recognise that, you have the leverage to stop the leak…
Mastery doesn’t come from removing all the potential sources of irritation from your life, it comes with a change of perspective: when you recognise how this irritation within you is sapping you of your vitality with every minute you chew it over. Stop yourself from chewing and aim to move away from irritation into inspiration.
You cannot change anything external to you, cannot control anything external to you…
But you can change how you feel about everything external to you. It’s not a deadness or denial of what is going on around you or lack of observation about the way people communicate with you. Rather, it is an acceptance of everything to be as it is and a mastered conscious detachment from the dramas and demands you have been playing into previously.
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The energy generator: charging the batteries
Find a way to relax because you are no longer spending most of your day reacting to what is coming at you, and establish a sense of self separate from all reflections and projections. In this space, which you have mastered in your mind and senses, comes inspiration. Your energy gets directed to things and connections that feel good. The more you align to these, the more opportunities for more inspiration comes in.
A Note From Natalie…
FINDING WHAT YOU LOVE
Is there anything in your life that you could do for hours and hours and finish feeling completely energised rather than drained?
That’s how you recognise inspiration: the things you love light your sparks, everything else drains your fuel.
When you find your inspiration – your spark – your joy – sticking to it and making time for it in your life is really no longer the problem.
Don’t have a clue where you inspiration lies? Now is not the time to stress about it – because actually, you’re in for a lot of fun seeking it out if you let yourself!
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Try lots of things. Don’t wait for joy to come and find you, go out and start exploring, experimenting, getting to know yourself through your tastes and your experiences. You gotta try things, lots of things. You have to know the difference between what you like and what you don’t like!
How else do you really know who you are..?
You can’t go through life feeling ‘meh’ about everything. That’s not really living it, it’s kind of just enduring it!
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This week’s recipe – do something different before the summer salads disappear…
Important: While we hope to inspire you, you MUST make sure that all ingredients you use are compatible with your own individual medical conditions, medication, allergies and goals.
Beetroot avocado salad with chia seed dressing
- 1 large beetroot, thoroughly washed
- 1 avocado, slightly firm
- 3 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp grain mustard
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ tsp agave nectar
- ⅛ tsp Himalayan salt, or to taste
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp chopped chives
- Preheat oven to 400F. Wrap beetroot in foil and bake for about an hour, until tender. Set aside to cool and remove skin.
- To prepare the dressing, combine olive oil, grain and Dijon mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, agave and salt in a glass jar. Shake vigorously, add chia seeds and let sit for a few minutes.
- In the meantime, using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, thinly slice the cooled beetroot. Arrange slices on 2 salad plates. Dice avocado and place in the center of each plate. Sprinkle nuts and chopped chives all around and top with chia dressing