Physical training and wholeness.

I am back in the gym doing some strength training. I have been for the last month going three days a week. I also walk on my favourite coastal track that is about 11 kilometres at least 2 times a week.

I am in training now for a up coming 60 kilometres hike, graded at 3. It’s going to be 3 nights and 4 days. So last Saturday I loaded my pack up 13 kilograms and walked 21 kilometres along track, beach and stairs.

I often talk about spirituality and it benefits. I also think nutritional food is vital. Maintaining all of our being not just things that sound more spiritual like meditation and praying.

All to often clergy are neglecting there health. Monks and nuns also in monastery settings can become sedentary – (of a person tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.)

I have witnessed this in all walks of life and fallen for the same conditions myself.

In terms of our spirituality we must attend to all of our being. I.e Physical, spiritual, Emotional, And not neglect vocational and financial etc… there are many aspect of a person. All to often people pursuing spirituality overlook the fundamental need of good health and balanced work and lifestyle

I am speaking from my experiences of course and observations. Many may do this much better than others. However, Christian theological thought on “good Stuart ” and Buddhist thoughts on ” Middle Way” are helpful.

I have looked at people who are great at a certain thing and through ignorance made assumptions they are great at everything. When you meet a well balanced person they are a pleasure to know and spend time with. My ambitions are to be a whole balanced person and a blessing to others not tiresome to be around.

” The Essential Jung”

Great read highly recommended

Scott ❤️🧘‍♂️

One thought on “Physical training and wholeness.

  1. Buddhistronin

    Tradition says that the Indian monk Bodhidharma came to the Shaolin temple in China and found the monks in a terrible state of health. He taught them a set of exercises that later became the Shaolin martial arts.

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