Did you know that my business name was inspired by the phrase Carpe Diem? Because - did you know that ‘harvest the day’ is actually a more accurate translation of Carpe Diem?
There was a time when the phrase Carpe Diem really troubled me. Made me feel unsettled. We all mostly understand it to mean - Seize the day!! Wow! Yikes! Many of us view that as - grab the day by the balls and roll with it! Pretend like today is your last day on earth and make it count! Geez - that sounds stressful!
How can I do the things I really want to do today if I have bills to pay, mouths to feed, LIFE to attend to?! If I really started to do the things that I just wanted to do for pleasure how could I, without sounding dramatic - keep my family alive?? Then I discovered, as I say, this more accurate translation - or even if it’s not entirely correct - a more assuring depiction of the phrase which goes by - Harvest the Day!
So what does that mean? How does one harvest a day? Well - in order to harvest anything, you must first plant the seed to ensure something grows right?! Not to mention the fertilizing, watering, and general upkeep! Well I propose that if we treat life and our wellbeing in the same way - planting the seeds, caring for them and nurturing them - in essence, truly looking after ourselves(!) we will be well on our way to reaping some incredible harvests - daily!
So wait now, does that mean I’m proposing a life of drudgery? Because the majority out there might view tending to the ‘garden of life’ essentially, as some tiresome, toilsome and taxing work out there! Well - in all honesty yes - there IS some hard work ahead. I won’t sugarcoat it. As your Health Coach, my honesty and integrity are unwavering.
BUT don’t the sayings go:
Nothing worth having comes easy
Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.
What comes easy won’t last long and what lasts long won’t come easy.
Is it just a bunch of assholes that say this kind of crap?? No. We all know it’s true.
The GOOD NEWS is: when you open your heart to this authentic journey there are delightful, pleasurable, dare I say it - LUXURIOUS moments to revel in along the way. No it’s not all easy but it’s not that complicated either, it’s actually pretty simple and it would be an honour to join you in that journey.
Now let’s get to work! We have seeeeeeedsss to sow!!!