So you woke up, went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror and decided you didn’t like what was looking back at you. You turned your face toward the sink and began thinking about events in the past that brought joy and happiness to your life which immediately put a smile on your face. You then looked back up to the mirror and saw the reality of TODAY. The smile vanished.
This is the story I hear people talking about on a regular basis. If they could only return to a time where life wasn’t so hectic; where mounting responsibilities didn’t overwhelm and unlimited time provided good choices.
Enjoying the past is one thing; living in it is another. What does it take to climb out of the hole many of us have gradually created over time and begin to enjoy the quality of life we deserve and desire? It begins in the MIND with the instructions to the rest of the body that life moving forward will be following a new path. We shall call this new path:
THE PATH OF INTEGRATION
This path begins by designing a foundation needed to support your goals. Health, family, friends, spiritual practices (if so inclined,) work/career are examples of HEADINGS needed to build a strong foundation. The individual must then decide for him or herself what sub components will be necessary to complete each heading. Each sub heading is important and must be provided adequate time to prevent this structure from developing areas of weaknesses. The following chart is an example of HEADINGS with COLUMNS.