Looking after ourselves is one of the most important things we can learn to do, along with knowing how to help others.
The common aspect of the two is the skill of making things happen in a healthy way.
Making things happen requires we be both able & willing. I know how to eat healthily, save energy, exercise, etc, but sometimes the stuff in my head can get in the way.
The healthy part means being in balance with our environment (people as well as places) and not trying to control stuff we aren’t able to. The keyword here is sustainable. Not just in the modern, green, big planet sense, but in the personal, doesn’t wear you out, make you ill and leave you worse off than before sense.
Combine making stuff happen with being able to accurately identify your own needs and you have to look after yourself. Combine them both with being in service to others and you have your purpose in life.
There are masses more to be said about all of this, but the most important for me right now is this:
Without these key skills life can be very difficult. And very few people are being taught these skills properly.
Or maybe it’s just me?