Most mornings I have a bit of a debate with myself, how long should I stay in bed before I get up and face the world or before the world faces me. You see, I am a afternoon person. I find my body functions best in the afternoon. My problem in the morning is not that I have to wake up, but that I have to get out of bed and take a step. The difficulty is physical pain experienced when I get my legs to move, most often it improves as the day goes. Although rest is a key in managing the pain, I have more to gain from movement and rest than rest alone. I can’t just think of my legs, I have to consider my whole body, every part is important and works together to get me through the day with the assistance of my mind and spirit.
Every part of me has equal importance and must work together for optimal performance. Getting the body, mind and spirit to work in unison is the key towards optimal health. Each part needs movement, rest and pleasure. Staying in bed is not going to achieve this. I know this is the truth, but the fact is, I don't often feel comfortable taking that first step in the morning. The first step is the problem, so I have to coach my self as the only thing I have control over is my mind. I can't control my pain but how and what I choose to focus my thinking on will influence how my brain responds to my pain.
I have to make a decision to bring my body, mind and spirit into agreement. This union creates peace within and gives me willpower to sit up, stand and take that first step. I know if I want to live out my dreams I have to get out of bed, this propels me to move, to see the world outside of my bedroom. We all have choices, what we have to come to terms with is what is the best choice. Facts have merit, but truth is undeniable.
Have you ever considered why some people who are told they will never walk again defile the odds, it is because their willpower to live, to achieve is stronger than their desire to survive. I am not saying it is easy, but what I am saying is the choice is mine. I have to accept and acknowledge that I have pain but I don't have to stop dreaming or living.
Our willpower is our ability to push through or stand firm with courage and determination. It comes from knowing who you are and whose you are not to mention knowing that God is always within hearts reach to inspire and strength us to pursue our dreams. Is it time to realise your dreams and live life to the fullest? Seek the truth, beat the odds, make a difference in your life.