WHERE WE LIVE
Thursday Aug. 3, 2017
My body moves me.
Not emotionally (maybe that too). Physically.
Couldn’t get around without it, couldn’t get anywhere I’m going – wouldn’t see what I see or experience life. Imagine if you were alive outside of or without your body. Hard, isn’t it? Interesting mental exercise – but for now, let’s get back to the body.
We live our entire lives inside. Our body grows, eats, sleeps, sheds cells, gets lumps, warts and bruises. Sustains travel damage, broken bones and suffers considerable minor and major damage – most of which can be attributed to ‘deferred maintenance’, self-destructive behavior, neglecting the owner’s manual or just being left out in the weather …
Just like your new car, the manual in glove box, rarely pulled out. Never read.
… back to our body.
We live in our house, our office, our car … our community – but first, we live in our body. Many of us spend too many years not taking good care of our precious container only to sadly find it hasn’t travelled well.
We should feel more comfortable wandering inside. I don’t just mean day dreaming, but yes, absolutely day dreaming. And night dreaming. Awake dreaming.
‘Processing’ while we sleep. Next time you nod off in a boring meeting – don’t worry, your brain is busy while you have your little rest. A nap is better than a snack and has no calories. A nap can replace a meal – or at least help us reduce a lunch to a healthy snack.
Naps and snacks. Children need them. Old folks need them too. Why do we deny this fundamental need throughout our most productive years, when we need restorative power more than we ever have.
Restore your body, restore your mind – nap more.
Dream big, dream well – take a nap.