Monday, May 13, 2013

Inspiration is Here and Now

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” This is a quote by Paulo Coelho in; The Alchemist.

Love can be many things, but one of the things I find most important is that it can be an inspiration, the impetus needed to achieve greatness. However, the interesting thing about inspiration is that it is not eternal. Inspiration is a temporary thing. Unlike love,  a constant, an eternal principle; inspiration is fleeting. Think of inspiration as a glass of milk or fresh fruit. If left out too long, it becomes unpalatable and eventually - useless.

So, it amazes me to meet clients with personal goals of losing weight, getting in better shape, gaining control of their health or their career, and then wanting to do it all starting next week or next month. My question is always, “Why not start now?”

If you are inspired to start eating more healthily on a Friday evening, why wait till the following Monday morning to begin? Come Monday you might not be as pumped up about the idea anymore. If you are inspired to perform and act of goodness, by all means do it. And, do it now! Regardless of whether you are doing good for humanity as a whole, or for your own personal well-being, it's a winning situation.

If being struck by inspiration has cause you to discover that the key to your happiness is to love yourself, and you've learned that "loving yourself" means taking better care of your body, mind, and spirit, take action immediately. Left by itself for too long and the idea will wither, the inspiration will wane, and you will remain stagnant.

Inspiration is a magical thing. It can transform your life but only if acted upon. So hurry; it will not wait for you. It has a shelf life and its potency will diminish in time. No, if you're going to improve yourself, do it here and now. By seizing inspiration now, as it ignites a flame within you, you will find the strength, love and passion to grow into your full and best potential. And, in doing so, all that is around you will be better for it, too.

As always – enjoy your life.

John Aaron Villarreal

Bio: I am a Houston based, male massage therapist and wellness coach specializing in pain management and health programs for individuals over the age of forty. I laugh - a lot. I'm quirky but sincere. And, while I'm not a counselor, I do listen and I do care: Except for the times that I don't. That’s a joke - Did I mention that I like to laugh? Anyway, visit my website, call or email me and let's get together to talk about you, and the many ways to live life better!

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