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Keeping The Temple

30 June 2016 Written by 

My good friend called me the other morning and asked me to give her a pep talk as she was heading out to the gym, starting again to get into a workout routine. I was happy to do so. After I finished my spiel, she said that the most important thing I had said to her was that her body was her temple, and that she needed to take care of her temple.

 

Ah yes, I carry within my body my spirit which is co-mingled with the Great Spirit. Thus I am a living temple. Keeping the temple well repaired is critical. If the temple is not taken care of, it will start to crumble and fall apart and will become less useful.

 

Of course part of the temple is my mind which needs to become trained to stay in positive thoughts, free from judgment, criticism, grumbling, complaining, resentment, and other negative and dark thinking. But the other part of the temple is my physical body.

 

When my body is in great shape, I find that my spirit can be at its best. Things like exercise, nutritious food, and rest are the building blocks of this temple. I am the only one who has control over my temple. It’s totally up to me to maintain my temple. When my temple is crumbling and falling apart, I have little life to give to others.

 

I will do my best to maintain all aspects of my temple on a daily basis.

 

 

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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