In a world full of sacred texts and differing opinions, how do you know which one is correct? And it doesn’t just stop there with choosing the correct sacred text. You can have one sacred text and hundreds of interpretations on how it is supposed to be followed, let alone all the other sacred texts.
So, which text is right and how is it really supposed to be followed? Well, this article has nothing to do with that question. Instead, it deals with something that is almost always over looked, but a lot closer to home. It’s your physical body.
There is a raging war about which sacred text is the right one and how it is really supposed to be followed, but I don’t think any are claiming that our bodies are not the creations of God. Please forgive the trespass if God is not the word you use for your higher power. For the convenience of writing this article, when you see the word God or other similar words, please substitute the appropriate word to provide meaning to you.
Think about the vulnerability of text. It can be changed, manipulated, and interpreted in many ways, but how many human forgeries do we have out of the 6 billion people on the planet? How many humans do we have that are in horses, cats, or dogs bodies? How about trees that are humans? From my count, I come up with zero. There is something sacred about the human body.
I agree that it is your soul, life force, spirit, etc, that makes the human body alive and magical, but why does this magic only show up in the human body? Animals and plants are alive but they are different. Obviously God choose the human form for a specific reason.
Our bodies are a gift from God while we are alive on this planet. All that we experience happens through our bodies. You have it your whole life and it is not like you can go down to the store and pick up a new one. What you think, eat, and do, affects your body which then affects what you experience.
The part of the world you are born into greatly influences the type of religions and sacred texts you will be exposed to. The one thing, however, that is constant across the world, is the human body. There is no illusion that it comes from God and that there are laws in place that affect the body. These laws are universal and affect the body independently of the religion the person follows.
God gave us all bodies and set down laws that govern these bodies. Now the human body is mostly the same, but there are differences in sizes, shapes, skin color, etc. Do you think that is a mistake? God got it wrong? Is everyone supposed to be the same and his manufacturing process is off?
I don’t think so. We were given our specific body by God for a specific reason. Now, he also put in place the laws on how the body is to be used. Certain things make the body run great and other things are destructive to the body. Why is that? Why choose only the human body, make sure everyone gets one that is very similar, and then have laws about what make it work great, what makes it work poorly, or what kills it?
Now, I am not knocking sacred text in any manner or under shadowing their importance. I am just bringing to light that your body is without a doubt, 100% authentic from God, and it has specific laws on how it should be treated. I urge you to build the habits that sustain and make your body thrive.
Habits such as proper rest, exercise, eating right, and proper mental food are universal principles that affect the body in a positive manner. Of course anything taken to excess or abused can be damaging. God gave you your body with an internal guidance system to follow. Finding out the specifics of what works best for your body is a quest that will surely bring you closer to what God designed for your life. I wish you well on your quest where ever it may take you.