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Harbingers of Life

By: Michael Blankenship |

“Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth. That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.”

– Jordan Peterson

Ever talk about life as though it’s guilty? 

We’ll say things like, “Life has been hard on me recently.”

Very well. Good fortune and bad fortune certainly exist. And we’re all dealt a different hand.

But let’s not forget the impact we have on life

How often do we ask ourselves, “How am I being to life? Am I giving it the proper love and attention? Do I care for it? Do I treat it with respect?”

After all, you only have to look at the life of an alcoholic or drug addict to see that we can hurt life just as much — or far more — than it can hurt us. 

We criticize life for its wrongdoings. But we are the harbingers of life, not the other way around. We beget life. Life does not beget us. 

Life is like our dearest child. And we have a responsibility to treat it well. 

Here’s what that means… 

Condition Your Mind — Your mind is the beginning of it all. What you do, how you react, and even how happy you feel. Meditate often, expose yourself to discomfort, and find the inner part of you that’s capable of “letting it go”

Respect Your Body — You only get one body. How you treat your body will impact every aspect of your life, including your happiness and motivation. Exercise hard, sleep deep, and eat well

Love Yourself — The most important person to love is yourself. No one can do this for you like you can do it. Look in the mirror more often and learn to love the person who stares back. 

– Mike & Alec

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