Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at age 56 in 2011, it is said Steve left behind a deathbed essay about the meaning of life. Whether true or not, it has a profound impact on how I feel about my life and this New Year ahead of me. Here they are…. Steve Jobs below…
I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days.
Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.
The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.
That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.
Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.
What is the most expensive bed in the world? Sick bed…
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life.
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – Book of Healthy Life.
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
Balance isn’t something out there .. Balance is created by you… And where you are now.
Take insights from 2016 and ask yourself, what did I enjoy? I did I learn? What do I want more of in my life?
I believe in the present moment but I don’t always accept what is in my present moment. I drift off in thoughts like a day dream rather than feel the pain of a yoga pose I don’t enjoy or put an extra 10 minutes into making my Monday night dinner more beautiful.
I’ve started this New Year with a fever and unwell, I’m still recovering and all the sickness is nearly gone. I feel now ground and trusting at this time, very accepting of myself. I have no diet I to try or no new resolution no new fade…. maybe its because I had a fever, maybe its an effect from all the meditation I did. I do have a vision of how I want to feel very day and be very day living inside my skin.
Life’s most essential needs of a healthy mind, body and spirit brings in self empowerment, confidence and happiness in everyday living. Healing is an act of allowing something to revert to it’s natural state.
Good health brings the greatest quality of life with balance it’s key..
2x medium eggs
1x medium banana
a little cinnamon
liquid vanilla extract
Blend in a mixer – I used a hand mixer – then cook as you would any pancake mixture. I used coconut oil. Enjoy
A digestive and immunity boosting spritz recipe from Jamu Kitchen
I made this at home its very light and so good I hope you make this for yourself.
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinger
1 tbsp Ginger – I grated mine and squeezed the juice out
1 tbsp Seedless Tamarind Pulp
1 tbsp Honey
Stir. Then Dilute 1 tbsp of the mixture with sparkling water. Enjoy
It’s New Year and I ask you, when did you last try something new? Rather than food restrictions or a list of food your not going to eat for a while…. why not change things around a little and try something new… I tried new to me in December a boxing class and before I got a fever I tried a rose latte…. both where divine….
After a boxing class I feel so alive, full of wowness because it’s so different to me my mind works so much better too.
Rose latte so feminine so full of flavor while I sat and reflected who 2016 had been.
Have you tried something new lately….? Now is’t a time for diets or restrictions it’s time for exploring what you want in your life.
There are cookies that are better for your body, I don’t believe date heavy treats better than refined sugar choices. With Christmas over and people saying things like ‘time to be healthy again’I don’t believe Christmas or Christmas food is unhealthy. I don’t think treats made with large amounts of dates are a better choice. Diet food is even worse…
Cravings set in quite fast after Christmas different types of cravings, how we spend time thinking about these feelings cravings is much more important to me. Than the food that’s been thought of…in the circle of repeating thoughts low self esteem is somewhere in there, with holding on inside to stop or control feelings from being expressed.
I know now happiness is a choice and it comes from the inside out so in this confusion of food, feelings and cravings. Something like what I have made can be in the middle, while our internal life balances out. Enjoying low refined sugar sweetened food made from oats and not refined flour, I’ve used a some shop brought chocolate from a brand I like. Feeling bad about having cravings is a waste of time, that is why I learnt to make my own treats because its empowering…..
Recipe will follow…..