Use it because you are going to lose it!

I love using my body to experience a wide variety of fun earthly activities: walking around the city, hiking in the woods, playing handball with family and friends, hugging people, making whoopee…

I believe, it’s imperative that while we are here on earth, we understand the reality of living inside a physical body.

Human beings are born into a body that has 2 arms, 2 hands, 10 fingers, 2 legs, 2 feet, 10 toes, 1 head (and all of its lovely amenities – brain, eyes, ears, nose, mouth), heart, liver, gallbladder, lungs, small and large intestines, reproductive organs, a bladder, a couple of kidneys and various other parts and pieces.

The human body is an unbelievably amazing creation that is designed to function optimally on planet earth.

As fate would have it… the vast majority of bodies function exactly the way they are designed.

What we need to understand about our body is that it is only hosting us for a brief period of time while we are.

In the blink of an eye, you will go from one year of life to ten years, to twenty, to thirty, and for some reason from thirty we skip right to fifty, and then from fifty there’s a big leap to eighty… or at least it seems that way.

In other words the older you get, the quicker your time inside a body seems to get used up.

While you are here on earth it would be really wise to use your body because before you know it, you will NOT be in a body anymore.

That is why, for me, it is so important to use all of my body’s various parts and pieces to experience all I can while I am here, on planet earth.

My job, as the host occupying a human body, is to maintain its proper functioning as best as I can.

That means eating well, exercising, and taking care of myself to the best of my ability.

Some of my favorite ways to experience life in a body include climbing mountains, swimming in lakes and oceans, smelling the sweet scent of flowers, hearing the birds sing, and viewing the spectacular landscape of this beautiful playground called earth.

My body is the vehicle that is allowing me to experience all of these amazing things.

I’m very clear that I am NOT taking my body with me when I exit out of this life. It is staying here to be recycled.

I’m also very clear that there may come a time in life when my body simply won’t be able to do all that it is designed to do as the parts and pieces wear out with age.

But, until that time comes, I am committed to using my body, and I highly encourage you to do the same.

Don’t get me wrong.

You can certainly use your body to lay on the couch, order fast food or junk food, watch tv or scroll through the internet and social feeds all day watching videos of other people using their bodies.

That is an option.

We have many choices on how we want to use our body and care for it while we are here.

My sage advice… get your butt off the couch or away from the screens for a while, and go out to experience life on earth in your beautiful body before you lose this amazing opportunity.

And, you don’t have to climb a mountain to use your body. If you live in a big city, you can use your body to play at one of the local parks.

For example, in the video below I am teaching my nephew what it’s like to be active in the world.

He spends a lot of his time (like most kids today) with his head in a video game. He uses his hands, fingers, and eyes but the lower portion of his body sits in a chair for hours on end.

Getting out and using his whole body is really good for him. And, for me too.

How are you going to use your beautiful body today?
Go out and play somewhere on earth.

Your body will love you for it!