Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ed Negron's Daily Motivation 11-17-11

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Today's Gift

You cannot devalue the body and value the soul - or value anything else. The isolation of the body sets it into direct conflict with everything else in creation. —Wendell Berry

Our bodies are part of creation as much as trees, lakes, mountains, flowers, and animals. Part of our growth into full manhood is treating ourselves respectfully. It is a spiritual practice to be fully accepting, active, and alive physically.

We can no longer be content to be only spectator sportsmen in front of the televisIon set. We need to get our own muscles moving. What we take in as food expresses the level of respect we feel for ourselves. Our sexual expressions reflect the value we feel for our own bodies and our partners'. Our spiritual feelings become part of all the basic details of our lives.

Today, my spiritual experience includes all the ways I care for and accept my body.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men©

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