Living a life that has meaning—a Life Unlimited—is one of the most widely-held goals in the new year of 2018. However, finding that meaning is a conundrum that has challenged philosophers, scientists, and everyday people throughout the ages. While there is no single answer to what brings significance to life, as Life Unlimited is defined a little bit differently for every individual, Zija has created a movement, the Natural Health Revolution, that is providing a path for individuals to achieve their version of Life Unlimited and add meaning in their life.
First, you must develop a sense of purpose, or as you often here in our Zija culture, “Define your why.” Recently, the University of Rochester conducted research that suggested having a clear sense of purpose not only increases the quality of our lives but may also help us to live longer. The four pillars of Life Unlimited, 1) health, wellness, and beauty, 2) time and financial freedom, 3) personal development and 4) active lifestyle, provide a framework where Zija International can serve to facilitate achieving meaningful living. However, the reach of Zija International goes even further through our philanthropic arm, the Zija Miracle Foundation.
It is no secret that service and giving to others feels good, however, one of the most fascinating aspects of service is the positive impact it has on our quality of life. Giving service is not just beneficial to those we serve, it has been found to have a positive impact on both the physical and mental health of the individual who is performing the service. Studies have shown that involvement in service-based and philanthropic activities is linked to longer living. More than adding years to our life, service adds life to our years. Giving of our time to help others on a regular basis can reap the greatest rewards in terms of enhancing life’s meaning.
I believe there are universal laws that govern our lives. One of those laws is the Law of Giving and Receiving. This law is based on the fact that the universe operates through dynamic exchange, a constant state of circulation. According to this law, abundance can only be achieved by giving that which you want to receive. The Zija Miracle Foundation has been providing opportunities for Zija’s members to given back since it’s conception in 2012. The Foundation has donated supplies to an orphanage in India near our Moringa farms.
Additionally, we have been able to provide relief during natural disasters in the Philippines and Japan. We have participated in service projects in Jamaica and Mexico as part of our annual incentive trips, in addition to donating much needed supplies. In 2017 the Zija Miracle Foundation increased its capacity to serve with the introduction of the Zija Meal Pack Program. The Zija Miracle Foundation has partnered with Americares to tackle the epidemic of global hunger. Now, Zija Members have a different type of opportunity to give back with the Zija Meal Pack Porridge Mix. It’s the next step in empowering Zija Nation through giving them the chance to donate essential nutrition and help meet the needs of some of the most impoverished areas of the world.
This Meal Pack provides basic nourishment to those who cannot properly digest solid food due to periods of poverty, famine, or other disasters. It’s effective in meeting basic nutritional needs by simply adding boiling water to the powder mix and provides major nutrients including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. When Zija Members purchase just one Zija Meal Pack, they help feed 20 individuals a much-needed, nutritious meal.
We are excited to see the good the Zija Miracle Foundation will be able to achieve over the next weeks, months, and years, with the help of Zija Nation! It’s all a part of helping spread the Life Unlimited mantra, and the true meaning behind it, on a global scale