Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Exercise

This morning I realized how easy it is for us to put aside our scheduled time for exercise when some other appointments come up. No doubt other appointments may concern our work or our business, but come to think about it - are we saying our own exercising is NOT so important? So our own physical health can come second or third or fourth on our priority list? Would it be possible for us to set aside our exercise time to be just as important - if not more so - then our other businesses of the day such that if we have made an appointment to go to the gym (for example) that doesn't get dropped when we are called to a meeting of some sort?

This same goes for prayers I suppose. Can we really dedicate a specific time each day to give to God - so to speak? And the follow these pre-scheduled time "religiously" without allowing for the day to day "distractions" to pull us away from these moments?

With the down in the economy, I've notice (as have many) that businesses are less inclined to spending $$ on self/personal development. It is no secret that many people would put aside this aspect of their life (personal growth and development including spirituality) for many other things. Seems like our "care for ourselves" is always at least secondary. Practically all of us have heard of the trite saying of "We have to love ourselves first before we can love others" or "how can others love you if you don't love yourself" or the many other varieties that speak to the same matter. Yet, while we know this in our head and heart - we (most of us) seem to not practice this.

Are we missing a very important point? I wonder ...

1 comment:

Michael said...

""many people would put aside this aspect of their life (personal growth and development including spirituality) for many other things. Seems like our "care for ourselves" is always at least secondary""

this issue had come to me few days ago,as it relate to the Maslow Hieraccy of needs,tat ppl need to fulfill their own basic needs(ex:health?Safety?) rather to move on to the upper part like enjoying the luxuries life?

but from what we can observe todays,this model might be changing,as humans evo n revo,they start to move from physical dependence(healthy,strong ability) towards psychological dependence(religion,satisfaction,excitement).

it is quite interesting when it is obvious tat humans start to focus on the upper level in the needs rather then lower level.Animals are eat to live,but humans is live to eat~!so maybe 100 years ago,humans really need to search for food to survive,but nowadays?i guess they r more toward search for money for better living,better enjoyment,but not for better survive or safety.

maybe this is the effect when a type of animal revolution on the brain,but not on physical gua~:)