Our health is not just our own...
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Today I read something that my friend Ryan posted on his blog and it made me really think about the bigger picture.
When thinking of my health and fitness - it is the "self" that is being considered. It never dawned on me to consider the impact my health, or the pursuit of it, would have on the others around me. I am not on my journey alone - I have brought my family along the ride : )
"The golden rule...is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot."-Ghandi
ETHICS-we all have it. Good ethics. Bad Ethics. Whatever Ethics. I read this quote today and it hit me that Ghandis apriori when regarding lifestyle decisions was to take into consideration the broader implications of his simple day to day decisions. I regard this as a high form of ethics. A high form of ethics means at least taking in consideration others in our decisions. To have them in mind. To think about how it will effect other people. This is much different than NEVER considering others in our decision making which is how MOST people live.
So just a small thought today. It is important because all human change begins with awareness. Awareness begins with thinking. Thinking starts with a thought. My best thoughts come from reading. And this is part of something I read this morning.