Today, I want to talk about how dependent you are on this body of yours.
It sounds like a stupid statement.
When you say it like that, everybody knows, but everything that you’ve got in life, everything that you do…walking.
I’m out here walking today.
It’s a scorching summer’s day, 38 degrees Celsius.
It’s really hot.
My office is in the basement, and I came up earlier on, out of the office.
The upstairs of the house is just massively hot, we’ve got no air conditioning in the house.
I just don’t like that stuff, it makes me feel sort of ill.
Anyway, your life, your loves, your drinking, your not drinking…it all depends on having this body, keeping this body, maintaining this body throughout your life.
You sort of have to look after it.
There’s a guy called Warren Buffet, and he was talking about…I don’t know what talk it was I was listening to…
Anyway he said if we were all given a car when we were young, say you passed your driving test and you were given a car fist day you passed your driving test, and that’s it.
For the rest of your life, this is the only car that you’re ever going to get.
You’ve got to keep this car for the rest of your life.
What would you do?
You’d look after it, wouldn’t you?
You’d park it in the garage, you’d make sure that it got its regular checks, you’d be obsessed about it.
You’d be taught how to do this, the people that came before you would say ‘’Learn by other people’s mistakes.
These guys here didn’t look after their cars and look where they are now.
They’ve got no car and they’re having to take public transport everywhere.
All they’ve got is a bicycle’’
They’d say ‘’in order to maintain this car for the rest of your life, you’ve got to put this car into a garage, you’ve got to get it waxed so that they paintwork doesn’t get destroyed.
When it’s raining, you’ve got to do this, and after the rain you’ve got to do that, when it’s sunny you have to do this and that, you have to change the oil every so often, you have to change the spark plugs and the filters, you have to look after the seats with this product…’’
There’d be so many different things that you’d have to do on a regular basis, just to maintain that car for the rest of your life.
The reason he was telling this was, you’ve probably guessed he was talking about the human body.
We’re only given one body and that body has to last us for the rest of our lives.
Sadly, this educational system doesn’t teach us how to look after that body.
When I was growing up, we had school dinners.
The school dinners comprised of chips and…I can’t even remember.
Some of that stuff I don’t even want to remember, it was that bad.
So, we’re not taught anything in schools.
Our parents basically teach us what they learned, or they teach us through what’s the easiest thing to teach, I suppose.
We learn through following examples, we learn through following what these people are doing, what our parents are doing, what teachers are doing, our peers are doing.
It’s something that you have to take responsibility for yourself, regardless of whether you’re twenty or sixty or seventy.
My father changed his diet after he’d had his second heart attack.
He was in the hospital, I remember going out with him the night before, we went out for a meal.
My dad was always a great eater and he prided himself on being a great eater.
His mother told him ‘’always clean your plate. So long as you’ve got a healthy appetite, you’ve got a healthy body’’.
And that was regardless of what you were actually putting into your body.
So many people have got this attitude towards food, towards alcohol, obviously.
Alcohol for me is the biggest one.
I stopped drinking 3 ½ years ago, but I’m open to stories of people who through one aspect or the other, are suffering from the alcohol they’ve put in their body.
That’s what it all boils down to,
it’s not the actual starting drinking alcohol or the process of drinking alcohol, it’s the accumulation of the alcohol in the human body over many years.
The accumulation of the ideas of alcohol, the many years of what alcohol means to our society.
It’s your responsibility to look after your own body because nobody else is going to do it.
Every drop of alcohol that you put into your body is not reversing anything, it’s not helping you, it’s doing more and more damage.
If you want to stop drinking alcohol, there’s only one way to do it, and that’s to not put any more alcohol in your mouth.
I suppose that’s what my weekly message, my daily message or whenever you’re seeing this video.
Stop the alcohol, put up with the discomfort that comes with stopping alcohol.
Get past the 30 day mark, the 60 day mark, the 90 day mark, and each one of these would bring you closer to your future, follow some goal in the future and forget about your past; leave the past behind you.
Treat your body well for now, because that’s all you’ve got.
You can’t do anything about how you treated your body in the past, all you can do is start from now and treat it well for now.
If you don’t know how to treat your body, your number one priority is to learn how to do that because this is your vehicle through life, it’s the only thing that you’ve got.
Once that is knackered or screwed, you’re screwed, basically.
Once your body goes, that’s the end of your world, that’s the end of your life, the end of your existence…whatever.
If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below.
If you want to come over to the website, we’ve got the audio and transcript of this.
There’s also a free video course, and the books…just teaching different ways of looking at the future and looking at relaxation and stress.
Until next time, keep the alcohol out of your mouth, stay happy, stay strong.
QUITTING ALCOHOL IS TOUGH AND ROUGH BUT IT IS WORTH ENOUGH
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!