I don’t think I would really label myself as a religious person, but I do recognise that we can learn a lot from religious teachings and practices.
Today marks the beginning of Lent, the period of time in the Christian calendar that represents the forty days and nights Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert, preparing himself to do the work of God. Whilst he was there, Jesus was tempted by the devil, and for this reason, Lent is often associated with giving up a vice; something that tempts you.
Whilst you may have an unhealthy habit you may wish to drop (and I’m all for that), you could also put a positive spin on Lent and use it as an opportunity to take up something new. Something that will move you closer to a healthier future, both for yourself and the people around you.
Many Christians use Lent as a time for self improvement, to help others, or to appreciate the things they already have. These sorts of actions bring us closer to our true nature. You can call it God, Allah, the universe, the Self – whatever word you want to use, Lent is a time to look inside and make changes that are aligned with who we truly are.
So I’m posing a challenge.
Let’s use the next forty days to better ourselves. To get a little closer to our health potential, and live more authenically.
Join me on the Health Room #LentChallenge, and start making those changes you’ve always wanted to make. If you make it through to the end, there might be a special prize…