Connection to Community is a Key to Wellness

by Carol Lucia Lopez, CHt, PSYCH-K Facilitator, BQH Practitioner, Carol Lucia Frequency Healing

One of the things I love about Prescott is the abundance of diverse activities and organizations.

When we come together for a common purpose, we build community and well-being for ourselves and others. Here are some tips to consider:

Be of service. This community offers many opportunities to help ourselves and others by volunteering. Give from your heart with out expecting anything in return. Do it because it brings you joy; you’ll find yourself blessed in return.

Look for the good in others. Using discernment, greet people with kindness, compassion. A little smile can make a big difference.

Learn not to take things personally. In interacting with others who don’t respond in kind, remember it’s generally about them, rarely about you. Accept that we can’t be all things to all people and move on. The right people will be drawn to you by your positive energy.

Remember not everything is important. Life is too short to focus our attention on things that don’t matter in the big scheme of things. If we expand our scope of vision to see life from a larger perspective, the less important the little things become.

Remain open and curious. Do you remember when you were a child and everything was new and exciting? Life has so many rich opportunities when we open ourselves to new adventures.

Step out of your comfort zone. Routine can be good, but also stagnating. The mind likes what is familiar even if it isn’t in our best interest. If you want to change habits (and beliefs),you mustmake them unfamiliar by introducing new habits and doing them often enough that they be come your new familiar.

Respect the sovereignty of others. We cannot impose our value systems on other people. Let’s stop looking for reasons to make each other wrong. I believe it’s possible to hold our own truths sacred while still respecting that other people are entitled to do the same. One reason I chose to live in Arizona is that it is one of the few places where sovereignty is still observed. There is much truth in the statement: “United we stand, divided we fall.” We find strength in unity and community. It’s necessary for our individual well-being and essential for the health of our beautiful community.