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Our physical body is like our Animal.
One day it will return to Mother Earth.
For now we must treat it well, which means meeting its needs for:-
  • Clean water.
  • Healthy food.
  • Sufficient exercise.
  • Adequate sleep.
  • Shelter.
  • Love. This is founded on receiving Attachment Parenting. See Self-Love.
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Here are some inspirational quotes:-

You all need physical development now. The soul cannot reveal in a weak body. (Beinsa Douno, creator of Paneurhythmy)

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. (Buddha)

To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself. (Simone de Beauvoir)

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. (Socrates)

The best overall workout program is the one the individual will actually use regularly. (Mike Mahler, undated, accessed 10 December 2017)

Spirituality does not consist in despising or neglecting the physical body but in making it an instrument of spirit... All the most natural actions of everyday life, those that are vital to life itself, such as breathing, eating, drinking, washing, walking, sleeping and talking, can in this way become opportunities to do this work of regeneration. It is through these actions that our spirit gains more and more power to manifest. (O.M. Aïvanhov)

Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. (Henry David Thoreau)

Physical work is essential for each person’s evolution. Even if nothing or nobody makes you do it, you should make yourself do it, lest your physical and even psychic health suffer. If only you realized how valuable physical activity is, even for bringing light into one’s consciousness and progressing spiritually, you would make sure you always had something to clean, to wash, to plant, to sew or to make. (O.M. Aïvanhov)

Your body loves you, but if you do not love your life, it will end it far sooner, thinking it is doing you a favor. (Bernie Siegel, MD)

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If you train well, if you eat well, and change your lifestyle instead of trying to fix something as a quick fix [cosmetic surgery] it is going to be so much more beneficial for you. (Diren Kartel, online personal trainer, cited at BBC, posted and accessed 23 April 2019)

Every day, while you are eating, you are helping to build, support and restore your body. And if, during the meal, you concentrate on the food so as to draw out the particles of divine life contained in it, you are working to renew the substance of your body. And not only eating but also breathing, washing and sleeping can all play a part in making your body a vessel, a temple, of God. You also need to watch your thoughts, your feelings and your wishes, for these too are forms of nourishment.
This temple of God that you have been building within you will remain invisible for a long time, for it is the result of long-term work. But, one day, the light emanating from your face and your whole being will show that the Lord has made his home in you. He will come to live in you with his angels, and the temple of your body will vibrate as one with the immense temple of nature. 
(O.M. Aïvanhov)

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

We can, and must, develop dialogue and relatedness with our body because it’s talking to us all the time. And please remember, your body loves you. It does everything it can to keep you alive and functioning. You can feed it garbage, and it will take it and digest it for you. You can deprive it of sleep, but still it gets you up and running next morning. You can drink too much alcohol, and it will eliminate it from your system. It loves you unconditionally and does its best to allow you to live the life you came here for. The real issue in this relationship is not whether your body loves you, but whether you love your body. In any relationship, if one partner is loving, faithful and supportive, it’s easy for the other to take that person for granted. That’s what most of us do with our bodies. It is time for you to shift this, and working to understand your cravings is one of the best places to begin. Then you can build a mutually loving relationship with your own body.
(Joshua Rosenthal, Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness)


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