Body Wisdom

"A great deal of attention is given to the body these days. Health clubs, equipped with weight trainers and Pilate's sessions are popping up all over. Yoga and martial arts lessons are increasingly available through private studios as well as community classes. At the same time, disease and obesity statistics continue to climb. We all want healthy and attractive bodies, but seem unable to achieve our goals. Once we join the gym, or sign up for that yoga class, we find out how difficult it is to keep up the practice. Is the same true in your spiritual life?

Do you meditate sporadically and go to mass, vespers, or prayer meetings with a similar infrequency? Does your spiritual life resemble the characters you watch on television who indulge in negative practices rather pursuing a healthy lifestyle? Practice means just what it says. Practice is something that requires continuous repetition. It doesn’t just happen.

Making it happen takes discipline, something we aspire to instill in our children, but often forget to practice ourselves. What if you regarded your body as a temple? How would you spend time in that place of worship? Just as the church, synagogue, or ashram represents community worship, our bodies are our personal temples. When we give them enough sleep, exercise, healthy food, and peaceful meditation we are more likely to be in harmony with our highest aspirations.

Our body is our refuge and the medium though which our unique message can be channeled. The more we honor our bodies the better able they are to help us with our true work. How you treat your body reflects how you treat the world around you.
Today, return to your spiritual practice by remembering that your body is a sacred temple.
Sweep out the cobwebs of negative thought.


Wash the windows so light can shine through.

Bring a flowering thought to the altar of your soul and let a prayer sit on your lips.
Wear a beautiful garden of clothes that make you feel good and remind you of your natural beauty.

Light the candle in your heart to illuminate your life’s purpose and recognize the lit candle in the hearts of others.
In that place of grace and gratitude, we are able to experience the blessings in our own lives and therefore the grace the lives in the world."

Source: An article by: Ti are Newport

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16 comments:

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  2. Thanks Priyanka,for your nice and motivating words.I am glad that you have liked my simple blog.I shall look forward to your more frequent visits.
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  3. hi ....first of all amzing music it really matches ur blog contents...(make sure tell me how to add one to my blog later) i think its right to practice we must go for continous repetition i know it will be hard at the begining but later it will be turned to our daily habbits of course im talking about everything needs to be regularly practiced gym, self improvent, healthy habbits.spiritual life....etc
    great post .

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  4. I agree with you,Lilyfxt,....'it will be hard at the begining but later it will be turned to our daily habbits of course... 'But ultimately these things help us making our lives better and meaningful.Thanks for sharing your views.
    P.S. I am not getting your blog link.I do not know why it is so.

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  5. Well, according to Robert Kiyosaki, Many are unable to achieve their goals because they do not like the answer. They don't like to pay the price (hard-work, discipline, etc). Many just want simple way out - a magic pill if possible.

    We know how to advice people but many times we forget to practice ourselves.

    Surjit, Thanks for the reminder.
    That's a great post.

    Best Wishes

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  6. '...We know how to advice people but many times we forget to practice ourselves...'
    I think you are right.There is a need to devlope the habit of practising the things we often preach.
    Thanks for sharing your experienced views.Good luck.

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  7. Good Tuesday afternoon Surjit !
    I love regular walks, and drinking lots of water, and eating salads, etc.
    Honoring my body lets me rejoice in its health and pleasing proportions !

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  8. Bravo!Loving Annie.You are caring so much for...'Honoring my body'..
    Wonderful.My best wishes.

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  9. Very nicely written and a good reminder on the necessity of paying attention to heart and soul.

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  10. Thanks Princess Haiku, for your nice words and sharing your thoughts.
    My best wishes.

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  11. Lovely post surjit... thank you for this.

    My observation is that while our world is being inundated with the message to workout, be healthier, look younger, and take care of the body, at the same time it seems to becoming disrespectful of what is our form.

    It is as if the body is only recognized as something to look upon and our value is in the appearance of our form.

    Rather than valueing our bodies as a form for bring forth goodness and love.

    Thank you for your wisdom Surjit,

    Jen

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  12. '...the body is only recognized as something to look upon and our value is in the appearance of our form..'
    Yes Jennifer,you are perfectly right. Rather our efforts should be to '...bring forth goodness and love.
    Thanks for sharing your insightful views.Good luck.

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  13. Great post and one which I have been mindful of lately. Been doing more running in the mornings and trying not to stuff my face too much. Taking care of our bodies is the first step in discipline. I find that when you are healthier, you can calm yourself more easily and find that inner peace. God bless!

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  14. '.... when you are healthier, you can calm yourself more easily and find that inner peace..'
    Very true.I endorse your words of wisdom.Thanks Cool Insider, for sharing your valuable views.
    Best wishes.

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    My best wishes to you.

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