Spirituality, Exercise & the Body

So I’ve decided to completely give up exercise for the purpose of changing my body. Instead, I use physical activity as spiritual practice.

This means, for me, engaging in 60- 90 minutes of walking meditation & light jogging several times a week. And listening to inner guidance from the still small voice. It means realizing that my body doesn’t belong to my ego.

I hate the idea of hitting the gym or exercising to attain a certain physical state. But I love approaching movement as contemplation and conscious union with God.

I’ve also realized that it is only possible to hate your body when you fundamentally misunderstand it.

There’s no such thing as your body and God.

If you understood your body as the miraculous expression of God/dess that it is, you couldn’t help but fall in love with it.

I relinquish my waistline to the All-There-Is. 🙂

I have absolutely no role to play in managing my body. If God can handle the entire Universe, She can handle my wellness.

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4 thoughts on “Spirituality, Exercise & the Body

  1. I’ve found intermittent fasting along with yoga to provide a synthesis between fitness and spirituality. My egoic self will sometimes look for results, so I can relate that it can be tricky to not fall in that trap. The fasting day each week provides a wonderful contemplative climate where the mind slows down. I’m looking to introduce walking as you are.

    Peace.

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