Tulsi: Finding Happiness…Finding Yourself

Ever get that feeling that you’ve lost yourself in life and are so far twisted that it takes something magnificent to find yourself again? I had this feeling for awhile now, up to recently. I was confused and unaware of my own body. I felt like a ghost walking in some odd shell. I would do almost anything and everything for those I love that needed help, leaving myself last.

Finding happiness could be something you literally find one day while walking. Once you’ve opened your heart. For me, it took getting rid of stressful situations and people. By doing so, I was able to be aware of my mind, body, and soul. Once aware of yourself, you find that you begin to smile again at certain things and find emotion and actually let that emotion run down in tears. It’s not healthy to not cry or to block all the hard things from your mind. They will always be there until you learn to deal with them in a positive way.

In my process of getting back on “my path” by first finding my happiness, I drank. No, not alcohol, but tea. Green tea. And not just any kind of green tea. Organic India Tulsi, Original, 18-Count Boxes (Pack of 2)Β and it’s even caffeine-free!Β I love to add honey to tea, but when I tried this for the first time it was so real and earthly sweet that I drank it as it was.

The hot and steamy cup of health healed my insides. I truly believe this and not just because the box says it heals. Tulsi is “The Queen of Herbs” or simply put…Holy Basil. It reduces stress, supports the immune system, is abundant in antioxidants, builds stamina, aids digestion, is anti-aging, balances metabolism and energy levels…and finally…it uplifts mood.

We are what we eat that is true. But what if the formula were simpler than that. I like to think of myself as a car. Brand new at birth. The way we take care of our “car” may not always promise us good health. Accidents happen. Sometimes the body shop is able to “fix” us. Maybe with a few new parts. Other times the accident totals the car and it will never drive again. Maybe a few parts can be salvaged at the junk yard and used next time another car is in need.

The main point is this…we never know how long we have to drive. We just keep going. Through the dark we have headlights that help guide our path. Take care of your “car” as well as you can, but always remember that things happen for a reason and somethings are just meant to be.

Isn’t that all we really can do in life? Take care of ourselves so that we are able to help others? If this is true, then I’m back to the beginning. Helping others to the point where I’m a walking ghost unaware of my own body and soul.

Ever been driving for so long that your hands become numb from holding the steering wheel too long or too hard? Yet, you keep driving. Your path hasn’t ended, you haven’t reached home quite yet. This is all of us when we are getting caught up in life. What if we were to just stop that car and walk or run for awhile? Leaving the car behind and take a soul journey?

Every time I drive on the country side on a beautiful day, I’ve always wanted to get out of that car and just run through the fields. Feel the wheat through my fingers and the grass on my bare feet. Pick some wild flowers and breath the fresh wind blowing on my face…

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