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So we talked a bit about spirituality yesterday and will write a bit more about it today. We have found spirituality to be the “toughest” area for people that are not already spiritual to embrace. Said another way, deeply spiritual people that want to look, and or feel better, or who hear about the importance of challenging their minds, tend to come on board with mind and body quicker than others. Often we find that our gym rats and researchers that walk and think, but have nothing to do with, “that spiritual stuff” are slower to come around. Well, we are absolutely committed to the fact that an extraordinary life can only come from the synergy produced by all three.
One of the most interesting aspects of spirituality research is how many faiths really do not see things from the combination of three areas; they see our beings as just one entity. For example in Christianity physical health was fully integrated into the faith; 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 says ” Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you that you have from God. You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” In addition, early Christians saw health as an important aspect of Christianity and health was actually one of the cornerstones that helped the church grow. These Christian’s faith made them care enough to be responsible citizens in a putrid environment. Spiritual healing was not a separate thing from physical healing. From an Islamic perspective health is viewed as one of the greatest blessing that man has bestowed on mankind. God has entrusted us with our bodies for a predestined period of time. He will hold us accountable for how we look after our bodies in health. Buddhism regards life as the unity of the physical and spiritual. It views all things, where the material or spiritual, seen or unseen, as manifestations of the same ultimate universal law.
We used faith based spiritual examples above but you may find forms of meditation or Tai Chi or Yoga to be your spiritual foundation. As Christians Deb & John have their unwavering beliefs but they also are respectful of other viewpoints. Start or continue to incorporate spirituality into your everyday routine; it is a powerful part of an extraordinary life.
If after a week you are getting a bit tired of just taking those brisk walks change it up a bit. Climb some stairs if you can, or start doing some light stretching exercises in addition to the walks. John’s 93 year old mother recently started working with resistance bands and has already seen and felt a difference. She is not doing this as part of some rehab or physical therapy program; this is something she just started doing in conjunction with hourly walks (with her walker) around her house. If Mom can do it, what the heck is your excuse?
Keep track of your food every day. Again do not cheat; it is critical you eat well with unprocessed foods, making up the vast majority of your food intake. That being said you also need to watch those calories. Remember you are working towards a complete change of lifestyle here, not a fad. We want each of you to retrain yourselves so that mind, body and spirit is ingrained, unconsciously, into everything you do. W promise you the result will be nothing short of extraordinary.
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