As your muscles deteriorate, your brain is also deteriorating. Other malign changes occur too – in personality, in mood, in the very structure of the brain. And yet we have this wonderful in-built correction mechanism, a form of self-administered medicine, one without adverse events: movement.**
We all want big changes, but the best way to achieve this is to start small. Give Love, Take Pride.^
Beyond imagining a possibility and being energised about it, when we put some action into it, we’re not only making something invisible visible but we’re also affecting change within ourselves at many levels.
When you think about it, that’s a big and wonderful thing. Just think about what we’ll imagine next.
It’s about turning up to what really matters^^ to us and let the small things accumulate.
There’s never been a more opportune moment in history to explore this, including it’s never too late for any of us to begin.
(*The music playing in my head to the doodle is Elton John’s Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word.)
(**From Shane O’Mara’s In Praise of Walking.)
(^From gapingvoid’s blog: Celebrate small wins.)
(^^As in where our deepest joy meets the world’s deepest need – thank you to Frederick Buechner for that wonderful thought.)