The state of decay is ever present. We take decaying material to create new things. From clay come a beautiful sculpture, for example.
We are called to be good stewards of our resources and this includes our own self. From the moment we enter this world, we begin to decay. Renewal means that something must be let loose because it is no longer useful so something else can come from its carcass. Think of this in terms of yourself.
We have to mitigate our decay rate all the time. 'But how do we do this?' I hear you ask. I don't know. I do know that we can do everything possible to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible by providing ourselves with what we need to do this.
Physical + mental + emotional + spiritual + energetic = Holistic
We are comprised of so many different ways to be that it can be mindboggling. We are response able for our wellness and wellbeing.
What does this mean to you? What does this look like, smell like, taste like, feel like, and sound like to you?
There are many ways that you can move towards a more holistic way of being. One of the ways that most begin is to pay attention. Become more aware of your surroundings and your place within your environment.
Start seeing, smelling, and feeling more than you currently do. Notice your breath. Track your breath as it enters your body - inhale - and exits your body - exhale.
Pay attention to what appears in your environment. It is there for you. Appreciate that everything currently within your consciousness is there for you - to teach you, to help you, to bring you joy and wonder.
The more you appreciate and fully immerse in paying attention to yourself and what surrounds you, the more holistically aware you become and the more you experience and witness the way you are supported and loved.
Go ahead... make this a practice. You can take it and do this anywhere at anytime. It's a beautiful gift to give yourself.