Nurturing the Body and the Soul
There are a lot of people these days that are trying to live longer. They exercise in many different ways such as walking, running, workouts, even events such as triathlons. They choose healthy foods like kale, and they control their portions and they skip meals whenever they can so that they don’t put on weight. They even monitor sleeping routines and how they might add a few more years by getting on a regular schedule of sleep.
What really is the point? Why do we want to live another five or eight years beyond a normal life? Do we want to be burdens on our children and those that may have to take care of us because we are unable to take care of ourselves?
Maybe it is best to accept one’s natural longevity and plan for after death by living life for others, in bodily service to those in need. Maybe we should search for wisdom beyond the usual foolishness of humanity, and nurture the soul that will carry us gracefully into that life beyond, in eternal fulfillment.
Patrick J. Wood