Yeah, who would ever have thought it? That the doing of what you love can actually strengthen the very insides of you and pursuing your dreams is good for your health.

Maybe even good for your heart.

Good for your heart, for real.

Who would ever really have thought it? That daring to put some real skin on that dream of yours can make you healthier?

But the ancients knew this, of course. That the body and the mind and the very health of a person aren’t separate things at all but all parts of the whole of a person.

Heart and lungs and feet and thoughts and mind and soul and dreams…all part of the whole of you.

Maybe the very best way to be a whole person is to let the whole of you be you?

Maybe Rumi put it a little better than that:

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~Rumi

Joy, too, seems to be pretty important for health.

But can we ever even find real joy when we’re not really us? Can we ever really live whole when we’re not convinced that the whole-of-who-we-are is the whole-of-who-we-are-meant-to-be?

Maybe Dr. Seuss put it a little better than that:

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” ~Dr. Seuss

You are, you know, fearfully and wonderfully made. Made to be who you are, heart and lungs and feet and thoughts and mind and soul and dreams too…all wonderfully made and all uniquely you and all important enough to not only take notice of but to take seriously.

Dreams aren’t meant to be dreamt and tucked away.

Don’t hide your wholeness under the covers of convention or the demands of to-do’s. Untuck that dream and start putting some real skin on it.

It really is good for you.


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