Who's Choosing Health Today?
Okay, I haven't worked
out in six months. My back is killing me, my stomach is starting
to ripple in a slight breeze, and I feel lethargic and dull all
the time. My body is telling me that it's time to work out.
One of these days (tomorrow,
right?) I'll listen.
How do we know when our
Spirit needs some exercise? Because if we are truly going live
healthy, balanced lives, we must exercise not only Body, but also
Spirit and even Mind.
We know the symptoms of
physical disease. What are the symptoms of Spiritual dis-ease?
Our individual Spirits, just like
our bodies, have different needs, different ways to be healthy,
and different "alarms" or ways to get our attention.
For me, when I'm grumpy, disgruntled, a little blue for "no
reason", the reason is usually that my Spirit is out of whack
and I need to pay attention.
Because that's really what
it's all about. We learn to pay attention to our physical health
or else our bodies cry out with pain and disease. We must learn to
pay attention to our Spiritual health or else our souls will cry out
with pain and disease, which usually shows up in our emotions.
And, sometimes, if we keep ignoring Spirit, the disease can eventually
show up in our bodies, too.
I am a major advocate for
Spirit-Mind-Body health. That's why I'm going to start working
out again. From this moment, I will listen to my body, to my mind,
and to my emotions, which are all sign-posts. They show me where
my Practice needs to change or deepen. They show me the way to
create perfect Health.
They show me the magic
formula that works for me. The same is true for you. What makes you feel healthy physically? Spiritually? Mentally?
I don't know about you, but I'm choosing Health today!
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