Friday, February 6, 2009

Healthy Heart

This morning alike every morning, the 1st phone call I receive is from my mum. She says, "K, don't forget to wear your red today". I'm baffled on the phone, like, "red?". "Yes Ma (she calls me Ma), red for National Wear Red day" she responds.

So today, I have on a gorgeous red sweater, red costume jewelry earrings and my red coat to match. I left my red dress pin at home.

Today along with the entire month is devoted to spreading the word and bringing awareness to heart disease, how we are all at risk, and especially how it affects women.

Unfortunately I unhealthily ate some french fries and drank a soda for lunch but I'll leave that alone... for now.

When heart health popped into my mind, I thought, yes about the cardiac muscle, the organ itself and how it pumps blood through blood vessels... I thought about putting healthy foods in my body and exercising to keep my heart well and thriving. But I also thought about my figurative heart, the conscious, where my soul lies. The two are related because while it is beneficial to eat right and exercise, it is also imperative that we take heed to what we allow to enter our consciousness.

I think about when we eat unhealthily, drink unhealthily and abuse alcohol and drugs, it destroys our physical bodies. And just the same when we engage in negative self-talk, allow negative thoughts to enter our minds, and allow fear instead of love to dominate our lives, it kills the spiritual body and eventually spreads outward to our physical body.

Today I take pay attention to what and how I'm feeling.
Today I speak lovingly.
Today I am in tuned to attitudes and behaviors that serve me well.
Today I am filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Happy Friday, BlogPeeps! May you all have a loving weekend, enjoying the beautiful days ahead.



The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

I was the only one wearing red at my job :(

Oh well I guess they missed the memo or news or didn't care.

Anyway, back to your post.
I like this. I like all your post though.
You are a very wonderful thoughts filled person. (I know that makes no sense yet it does)

You made a very excellent point about negative thoughts and such spread to affect us physically. Because stress can be just a deadly to the heart as french fries and a soda.

I have to do a positive activity.

MsKnowitAll said...

Queen... Thank you! It really is about nurturing yourself from the inside out.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Also, I have an award for you at my spot.