In consideration of your body

As we celebrated Father’s Day all over the world last Sunday, I was reminded of my own father. One of the words that come to mind when I think of him was: considerate. There is something about considerate people that brings so much positive energy and life around them.While being considerate of others is a mark of an adult and empowered person, oftentimes we are not considerate about our own self, especially about our own body. More often, we tell other people to take a rest, or file a vacation leave, or eat properly, but don’t extend the same gentle consideration to ourselves.

Our attitude towards our body greatly affects our health. I know a lot of people who take care of some parts of their body and neglect the rest. People take care of their teeth. Women take care of their hair. Most people take care of their skin. But, are we considerate about our body?

Being considerate means respecting and honoring our body. Being considerate means being grateful to our body for what it has done to contain our spirit.

1. Listen to your body. It sends messages regularly. What to eat, when to eat, when to sleep. Our body teaches us what is comfortable and what is not. Our body tells us what it is capable of doing and what its limits are.

2. Take care of your body’s health. Eat well. Stop smoking. Drink moderately. Sleep properly. Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.

3. Seek help. When your body is complaining, sometimes it is better to seek help. It could be calling a healer, a doctor, an acupuncturist, a nutritionist or anyone whose expertise is in helping find the best path to health and wellness.


Wise Words

Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”


I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs

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