The first wealth is health.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you regard your life as a trust, you realize that the first resource you have to take care of is your own body. This can be startling. Even your body is not really your own. It belongs to life, and it is your responsibility to take care of it. You cannot afford to do anything that injures your body, because the body is the instrument you need for selfless action. That is the fine print of the trust agreement: when we smoke, when we overeat, when we don’t get enough exercise, we are violating the terms of the trust.
If you want to live life at its fullest, you will want to do everything possible to keep your body in vibrant health in order to give back to life a little of what it has given you.
Words to Live By: Inspiration for Every Day – Eknath Easwaran
The homework is to continue to commit to your Yoga practices as a way to care for your entire being. Review the eight limbs of Yoga and see how practicing the eight limbs can provide a framework for a life of selfless service.
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