There are many temples with architectural designs that are stunningly picturesque. However, to keep their structural beauty they are maintained …both from the outside and inside.
One question I often ask my patients is “What are you doing to maintain your temple (health) physically, emotionally, and spiritually?” Some respond that they walk, eat balanced meals, drink water, etc., and another common response is “I care for my temple by resting.”That statement prompts another question: How do we rest? One patient in particular said, “I lay down early, but my mind is wide awake all night.”
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This month’s blog is to urge you to think about activating lifestyle changes that will help you and your family become stronger and healthier. There is no question the benefits of praying and participating with communion together in religious traditions.
Consider the added benefits of optimal health if you combine spiritual and natural activities by scheduling family time for physical activities. Take a walk, bike ride, or a cooking class together and experience restoration with laughter as you begin to enter rest.
Remember 1) Connect (in relationships); 2) Be Active; 3) Keep Learning; 4) Give to Others; and 5) Be Mindful (of your blessings and surroundings). I like reading scripture, meditation , stretching and exercise as modalities to help with resting.
Readers, how do you “turn off the noise” to enter rest?