Choose rather to be strong in soul than in body.
I finally found it, my excuse for not exercising-thank you Pythagoras!
Oh, I know that it is so important to take care of our bodies, it is our responsibility, they are the temples of God, however…..each day goes by and I find another reason to not exercise. But….tomorrow is another day and I simply must get to the gym!!!
But….there are extremes, and I get very disturbed when I see what lengths people go to to build stronger bodies while forgetting all about their souls. I’m not judging, I just want them to be healthy both inside and out. Our bodies age and breakdown, our souls grow in wisdom and grace. Our bodies die, our souls are eternal.
We lift up weights to gain strength in our bodies.
We lift up prayers to gain strength in our souls.
I’m a walker, walking anywhere and everywhere I can. I’ve always found that it is so much more than just exercise, as I connect with who I’m walking with, with words. I connect with nature and contemplation and reflection. So I guess it’s a true exercise of mind and body …
Sounds wonderful Joanne, a true ‘multi-tasker’ with your walks. I love to take my dog on walks, he just loves them, for him they are so much more than exercise.
That is an excellent point. And there are probably more people in need of exercising their souls than their bodies.
I think you are so right Debbie. Thanks for visiting…love your blog.
Andie: I used to be a compulsive exercise person, I worked every day except Sunday sometimes for 2 hours at a time! I don’t know what happened, I am still in shape but I find I have to really force myself to get out there. There is something very unnatural about “planned” exercise. Used to, we would just walk to the store, walk around town, plow the field or week the garden and that was enough! I think we need to get to exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise!
I agree Lori. I love to dance and it never felt like work to me. These days I would just look goofy, so maybe when I’m alone…..I’ll try it again.