Why Live. Learn. Love. Eat.?
I came up for the name Live. Learn. Love. Eat. nearly three years ago when I first began blogging because these were the aspects of life that I believe need to be held in a balance and needed to be given attention in life. These aspects of life are what I feel are most important to living in harmony with ourselves, others and our planet and when we focus on developing these aspects of our lives to their fullest potential is when we can feel most happy, peaceful and alive.
Live. Enjoy every precious moment that you are given. Don’t postpone being happy and enjoying your life for some time in the future. Time is precious and does not slow down. Life is not always easy (and is certainly far from perfect), but there is always so much beauty surrounding us that we are often times blind to. Perspective is huge and cultivating a healthy, positive attitude and holding reverence towards all life is essential for truly living.
Learn. Learn the lessons that life presents to you in everyday situations and learn to see yourself reflected back at you through the people who surround you in your life (especially the difficult ones or the ones you tend to judge negatively). Life is the greatest teacher and nothing happens by accident. There is a spiritual reality behind the material and physical one that we place so much emphasis on. In learning to open our eyes to that, we can learn so much about who we truly are and why we are here.
Love. See the best in yourself and others. Do your best to love and to love freely and unconditionally, expecting nothing in return. For love given as a free gift is the only real and true love.
Eat. Nourish your physical body, the home of your spirit, with the life-giving foods provided by mother nature. Treat your body as sacred and as a home of the divine. Exercise your body regularly and get enough sunshine, sleep and water. Choose foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Most of all, be grateful for the food that you have and practice eating with mindfulness.