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