The older I get (I’m in my early 40s), the more I have come to appreciate the truth in these words from Proverbs 14. Truly, there is a connection between our minds (thoughts), our hearts (feelings), and our bodies (health) – in fact, in my experience, they are all interdependent.
So I have learned to be very careful and discerning about the kind of person I allow into my life, as I’m trying to maintain a positive and hope-filled worldview. I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with several like-minded travelers, and have been focusing on the path in front of me, rather than on the final destination.
Also, have you ever noticed that when your body is calm and relaxed, your heart and mind tend to follow suit? This, too, is a gift.