We Have Only 86,400 In Our Life Account.
As each second passes, we have lesser and lesser of it.
How would you spend it?
When asked, what is the biggest mistake one makes in life? A sick person replied, “The biggest mistake is I have been ignoring my body for my entire life.” Health is free, but it’s priceless. Once it’s lost, you can never get it back. The average person lives 78 years, but each new generation, they are blessed with 10 years of shorter lives compared to ours. We tend to focus on building more wealth each day, sacrificing what is important, the essence that keeps us go away. You can get more money, but you can’t get another body.
Dalai Lama once said, “Men sacrifice health to get wealth, but in the end, sacrifices wealth for health.” There’s good news and bad news. The good news is you have the power to change it. Imagine your health is like a bank account, having $86,400 in it. Each time you do the right thing, the amount continues to increase in your bank account. The credit allows you to do things in life that you need to and you want to, but if you continue to ignore the body, the credit continues to decrease until it is depleted. We would never waste it if it was money, but why do we waste it when it comes to health?
Each day is so much more powerful than dollars because we can always make dollars, but we can never make our health back once it’s gone. To realize the value of one year as a cancer patient, to realize the value of one month, ask the mother who lost their child in the final month. To realize the value of one minute, ask a doctor who works in an emergency room. To realize the value of one second, ask a person that just missed an accident. We always think our health is an eternal supply, but in reality, it fades if we continue to ignore it.
Some of us don’t recognize how important health it is to us until it is gone. Inside of us, there are two voices. One voice that wants to make the change and then there’s the other voice, the voice that holds us back. The voice that tells us it’s okay. The voice that tells us to do it tomorrow, and guess, which one most people listens to? The one that stops them from making the right change, the one that feeds our body, creating energy, giving us the ability to do things we want in life when we have time.
It is our choice how we use our health, not our partners, not the doctors, but us. Health is something money can’t buy when it’s too late. Start making that change. Start living right.