Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Recovery

Recover your life

Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, said in his book Meditations, “To recover your life is in your power.  Look at things again as you used to look at them; for in this consists the recovery of your life.”

When we were young, we looked at life with awe.  We didn’t carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.

As the years passed, we became jaded, disappointed and doubtful.  Things go wrong.  Life happens.  And it’s not always what we pictured.

But if we take a moment to look at the things we have that are irreplaceable.  The things that money can’t buy.  Our health.  Our family and friends.  Our dreams.  We have everything.

Marcus also wrote, “It is very possible to be a divine man and to be recognized as such by no one.  Always bear this in mind; and another thing, too, that very little indeed is necessary for living a happy life.”

Very little indeed.

No matter what life throws at you, take a moment to stop scrolling, running and fretting and think of the three things that mean everything.

In that moment, you will recover your life.

 

When you rest

I was listening to a webinar by author Benjamin Hardy this week and he made an interesting point.  All the growth and creativity happens when you rest.

If you are trying to build muscle, you work hard at lifting weights but the muscles get bigger during the recovery period. Continue reading

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