Because I am in the car so often as a passenger, it’s easy for me to think of my faith journey as a road trip. Sometimes I get stuck along the way, or hit speed bumps, or come to a full stop. Other days, I feel as if I am racing along getting closer to my destination all the time. However, there is another aspect of my life as a road trip that I often neglect—pit stops and maintenance.
I find that I will focus more on my mind and my spirit and forget that having a healthy body is also important in fostering a good life—spiritually, mentally and otherwise. Perhaps you have the same type of troubles: problems losing or gaining weight, addictions, or illnesses that you put to the side or ignore for other things in life.
This week, I was greatly reminded of that as I examined my own healthy habits, or lack thereof. I was thinking of something a mentor of mine once said referring to a commandment of Jesus, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In order to love yourself, you have to take care of yourself in all ways, including your body.
Is there a way in which you are trying hard to get healthier in mind, body or spirit? Share your thoughts; it may help other readers in their own struggles.