Your Body, Your Temple

by John Holland
OM Times

No matter how hard you may try to change the fact, you’re born with just one body in this lifetime. It may be thin, small, large, toned, short, or tall. Whatever the shape, color, or size – you only get one. Your temple is yours forever, so accept and embrace it, and above all–honor it.

Honoring Your Body as Your Temple

This precious vehicle we call the body is the way that your soul expresses itself and gets from place to place on its journey here in this dense molecular physical dimension. Research has proven that most people are less than satisfied with the body they were born with. Some spend a lifetime attempting to perfect it with exercise combined with a good healthy lifestyle while others choose to surgically change it. If we could only see through the eyes of the divine how beautiful we are, we would know it, and recognize it for what it truly is – a wondrous temple for the soul.

The body is a miracle in itself and, used properly, it can be a wonderful intuitive resource to tap into the power of the soul. Your body is your soul’s instrument to show the outside world the luminous light that emanates from within. It’s easy to tell when someone’s really happy – as they glow from the inside out! The light literally radiates from them, and it’s a joy to step into their space (their aura) and bask in their positive energy. Think of the number of times that someone has told you: “You’re beaming!” The body and soul are constantly striving to live, work, and journey through this life in perfect harmony, just like perfectly formed bookends. They dance together as though they were always meant to partner each other.

Whether you use meditation, music, sound, or your own personal mantra to enter your temple, always remember to look at your body as a miracle. I constantly remind my students and readers of one of the most important statements, which I want to repeat again here: “The same material that makes up the universe is inside you. You need not look beyond your own body for Heaven for, in a sense, it’s a state of being and not necessarily a location somewhere out in the cosmos.”

Honor and take care of your temple, you only get one in this lifetime, and it will serve you and your soul quite well in the journey we call life.

John’s Lesson

With the New Year here, many of you, of course, had New Year’s resolutions and good intentions to do something for your body, or, at least, thought about how you can make it stronger, healthier and more vibrant.

Is there a yoga class you always wanted to try? Are you drawn to Tai Chi or another form of body movement practice that you have had an interest in? Is that gym you keep passing by shouting for your attention? How about that dance class that a friend told you about? Do you still see people walking or jogging in your neighborhood and find yourself saying: “I really should be doing that too!”?

Life can be fast paced and hectic, and will try to stop you from doing what you know is right. We find ourselves saying: “Oh, I don’t have time to exercise” or “I will start tomorrow.” Then tomorrow turns into days, weeks, and then months.

Don’t let life live you – live your life!

Begin to honor your temple now. After all, aren’t you and your soul worth it?

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