31 Days to a Better Body: Day 14 – Prayer and Meditation
A “better body” is so much more than a number on the scale, the size of my pants, or the reflection in the mirror.
No doubt, those things matter to me but they are only a fraction of the big picture. My body exists in 4 “realms” (Is that the right word to use?): physical, mental/intellectual, social, and spiritual. I’m like a table and if I ignore one “leg” things start to shift and slide out of balance. My strengths lie in the physical and mental/intellectual realms. Taking care of my body physically and (after over 8 years of therapy) mentally comes fairly easily for me. Socially, I do well although I’m fairly shy and most definitely an introvert (which isn’t a bad thing). I don’t mind large crowds but, boy, do they drain my energy.
I don’t talk a lot about my faith. I’ve always felt like I should just “live it” and I’m not interested in preaching it.
Today, all I’m going to say is daily prayer is invaluable part of my life. It affects my choices, my thoughts and how I feel about my body, my family, my friends, everything.
While it may be arguably the most beneficial thing I could do for my life, it’s also the hardest thing for me to do regularly. It requires me to slow down and set aside time that could be filled doing something with very immediate tangible results. Mop the floor. See a clean floor. Prayer, for me, is different. I pray and sometimes I feel deep a connection with God. Other times, I pray and I feel as I might as well be praying to chair. Most of the time, what happens when I pray is I have a deep sense of peace that life is beautiful despite all the twists and turns.
Hugs and High Fives,
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