Went for a jog this morning, yaaay. I dont look very happy to be there but Ive been letting my body take breaks, gather thoughts, simply rest and chill. Learning a new pace is not always a bad thing. Am glad I did start my day off this way though, running round in nature.
The Bhagavad-Gita states
“The Lord said, “You are talking like a learned man, but you do not that one who is learned-one who knows what is body and what is soul- does not lament for any stage of the body, neither in living nor in dead condition.” …knowledge means to know matter and spirit and the controller of both….The body is born and is destined to be vanquished today or tomorrow; therefor the body is not as important as the soul. One who knows this is actually learned, and for him there is no cause for lamentation, regardless of the condition of the material body.”
I admit that I used to see my body as material and an image, I used to want to sculpt it and make it look a certain way- honestly now I think thats a headache sometimes and am far more concerned with my overall well being as matter and spirit and soul. As long as Im healthy thats all that matters to me! Being healthy requires not just your physical body but your heart and soul. Of course you should still treat your physical body well with good foods, exercise, etc. that is all part of the whole. I try and push myself a little but not as much as I used to- that goes for a lot of things- which is definitely a good thing because pushing too much can straight up lead to stress. A little is good, too much is no bueno and counterproductive to your health. I have amped up my meditating and creative self expression, giving instincts, and rest.
Too, when you feel good, you feel good enough to help others feel good. Self love and care always.
Be good to yourself and go at your own pace. If you suffer from any illnesses or conditions that limit your movement, remember the text above- you can still move your soul in many various ways ❤️.
How do you like to move? What moves you?