Why is it so important to lead a healthy lifestyle and what is needed for this? One way or another, all people strive for happiness, and it would be strange if this were not so. But the problem with most people is that they want happiness, and by their actions they strive for suffering. And this is the main paradox of our time. We wish for happiness, but we do not create reasons for this happiness, but on the contrary, we create reasons for our suffering. And a healthy lifestyle is the ability to create reasons for happiness and eradicate the causes of suffering. But, as mentioned above, it is often the other way around.
This world is so arranged that a person always gets what he strives for. But we are not talking about the fact that all desires come true in this world. The trouble is that a person desires one thing, but strives for the completely opposite. This often happens. For example, a person wants to be healthy, but his morning starts not with a jog, but with a cup of strong coffee. And this is a vivid example of how a person’s desires do not coincide with his aspirations. He wants to be healthy, and by his actions he strives for illness. And when this disease manifests itself, everyone around will be to blame, but not himself. After all, he himself wanted to be healthy, and only this unjust world will be to blame for the fact that his wish did not come true. And so, in fact, many people argue. And until such a person changes his worldview, in his life it is unlikely that anything will change at all. He will still want to be healthy, and create reasons for the opposite.
At various kinds of personal growth trainings and in similar books, you can hear and read advice that, they say, you need to clearly form your desires, remember them more often, think, visualize. And this, as a rule, is the limit. “Remember, think, visualize.” And, in fact, that’s what people often do. They are just dreaming. No, no one says that dreaming is bad. This is very good. Only in this case, you need to somehow synchronize your actions with your dreams. Otherwise, it will turn out, as with that person from the example above: I wanted to be healthy, but in the end I got a heart attack.
So, a healthy lifestyle is primarily about synchronizing your actions with your desires. However, the question of desires should also be considered in detail. We are not talking about those desires that, like bubbles in a puddle, pop up in our mind 100 times a day, it can be a desire to eat tasty but unhealthy food or a desire for entertainment, and so on. It’s not about these desires. We are talking about our deepest desires, our aspirations, that is, about what is valuable to us in this life. For someone it is creativity, for someone – spiritual realization, for someone – just a state of happiness. And the task of every person is to recognize that deepest desire in himself, which will determine the vector of his development. An important sign of such a desire is that it always leads a person to development. If our desires lead us to suffering or degradation, then these are the desires that are imposed on us from the outside by the environment and have nothing to do with the true aspirations of our soul.
Why is a healthy lifestyle so important? Each of us is born on this planet not by chance. In life, there is no such thing as “chance” at all. Forget this word, cross it out of your vocabulary. Everything that happens has a cause and will have consequences. Therefore, if a person is born, then he has some purpose. You can often see how a person suffers because he has not found his path, has not realized his destiny. These people tend to become alcohol and drug abusers, lead unhealthy lifestyles, and are generally unhappy. Therefore, following a healthy lifestyle is, first of all, following your purpose, and if it is still unknown to you, then be in a state of search and not give up until success is achieved. Pay attention to creative people or those who genuinely love what they do, be it work or some kind of social activity. Such people almost never get tired, they always think positively, they are always in a state of inspiration, and no life difficulties are able to break their will. And, maybe, for such people, not everything is perfect in terms of proper nutrition or daily routine, but after all, this is, in general, not the most important thing for happiness. Such people are happy only because they live in harmony with themselves and the world around them. And those who exhaust themselves with strict diets, jogging and counting calories are not always happy. They strive for some illusory perfection of the body, and meanwhile life passes by.