Why Bother?

The tagline sits enthusiastically below the CalmUp® Journey logo:


What’s the point? Why bother to take a CalmUp® Journey? Let’s face it, setting aside 15 to 20 minutes of time per day takes effort.

My personal reason for taking daily CalmUp® Journeys is because I know that there’s no way I can help anyone else have a better day if I’m not elevating myself first.

When I asked my friend, Mary, “Why bother?” I became silent and was respectful of her response, “Because there’s an innate desire to be close to God.”

In my own experience, when I’m in a good mood (a rating of “9” on the CalmUp® Journey scale of peace and joy), I do feel a connection with Spirit—and when I’m in a bad mood (a rating of “3”), I’m definitely not present to oneness. Of course, feeling a connection with Spirit is not dependent on a high rating.

The CalmUp® Journey, however, isn’t about good moods vs. bad moods. One’s rating of peace and joy isn’t even a crucial component. The point is to continue to use the life map, going up and down. That’s living—a journey worth making.


  1. What do you do to elevate yourself?
  2. What would motivate you to take a CalmUp® Journey today?
  3. Whether you elevate yourself by exercising or participating in a team sport, spending time in nature or a sauna, or engaging in some other activity whereby you feel more peace and joy, choose at least one way to ELEVATE YOURSELF TODAY!™


Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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