A calming sanctuary for the body mind and soul is a necessary component of a healthy and balanced lifestyle - a place of refuge from the stresses and tensions of daily life.
Inner peace is a state of consciousness or enlightenment that sparks calmness, cultivates resilience, nourishes well-being and enhances the quality of life.
We need peace of mind to ease our conscience!
We need a sense of hope in the midst of losses, tragedies, and failures.
A calming sanctuary nourishes the soul, inspires the mind and strengthens the body.
Home is Where the Heart is!
A calming sanctuary is found in an atmosphere of love and belonging.
In a warm and loving home, strong family bonds are forged, where children may grow and develop to their full potential with traditions and memories that last forever - love and belonging form the foundation of a wholesome family and a good society.
A calming sanctuary is found in "mindfulness activities" that promote a greater sense of calm and relaxation such as enjoying a hobby, reading, walking and spending time with family and friends.
Humanity was created in the Image of God for a sacred relationship with our Creator in this life and in the everlasting life to come.
God Created human beings with:
1. Body - the part with which the individual grows, learns and communicates with the physical realm.
2. Mind - to understand and percieve through life-long experiences.
3. Soul - the part that will have a never-ending future.
These unique properties are all linked and interconnected to Glorify God through faith, worship and humble service.
Life has real meaning when we understand it is a Divine, Gift of God.
It becomes precious when we know there is an eternal destiny.
Body Mind and Soul
Spiritual inspiration reveals spiritual realities that can only come from God and Jesus Christ.
Spiritual assets help us to love God and our neighbor.
They lead to Divine Salvation from our sins that Jesus Christ made possible on the Cross.
Spiritual assets shape character and lifestyle through God's Laws of Life to enlighten the heart, heal the mind and to find the light of hope.
Virtue of Simplicity
Simplicity is like a sanctuary for the body, mind and soul.
*It provides the intangible resources of "time," "peace of mind," and "contentment."
*It avoids excesses and eliminates all that is harmful.
Power of the Holy Spirit
The Power of the Holy Spirit can bring a complete transformation of life.
The spiritual rich find peace of mind in God and Jesus Christ, in spite of difficulties that help them transcend limitations to find the light of hope.
Jesus Christ brings God's Way of righteousness to live a wholesome and balanced existence, in harmony with our values and our fellow human being.
Body, Mind and Soul
A strong immune system defends the body against viruses, bacteria and infections which cause inflammation and illness.
Healthy lifestyle choices that strengthen the immune system naturally include:
*Eating a balanced and varied diet with moderate portions.
*Maintaining the recommended body weight.
*Maintaining fitness through regular physical activity.
*The right amount of sleep.
*Sufficient rest and relaxation.
*Good daily habits of personal cleanliness.
*Natural remedies of fresh air, sunshine and pure water.
*No smoking or drugs.
*Alcohol in moderation.
*Regular health examinations.
*Strong personal relationships through a family and friend oriented lifestyle.
The right program of diet, exercise and attitude supports physical and mental well-being, staying youthful, having more energy and helping to reduce the risk of disease.
It builds muscle and strength, it invigorates the organs, its a good way of spending leisure time and it improves self esteem.
Any kind of physical exercise that stimulates better circulation and deeper breathing is good to improve or maintain overall health.
When we eat healthy foods, we experience positive results to our health and well-being.
When we start exercising, we feel a new vitality and a new level of self-confidence.
Body, Mind and Soul
Hospitals and clinics are crowded with the "walking sick."
Serious illness calls everything into question - quality of life, family, job, and plans for the future are all placed in the shadow.
God gave to each of us a physical body to fulfill the full measure of our creation through our unique potential that is designed to reflect who we truly are.
Personal Self Development
Our values are the foundation of our true selves.
The future is in our imagination!
A personal self development program offers new challenges, experiences and gives a clear direction to concentrate efforts.
Passion makes one more dedicated, more productive and enthusiastic to achieve.
Body, Mind and Soul
The brain is physical.
The mind is considered to be mental.
In the Bible, the mind is the faculty of understanding and perceiving through thinking, feeling and choosing.
The power of the mind is the motivating force to visualize dreams and goals that lead to self-fulfillment.
"I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't."
*Inertia limits effort for moving ahead.
*Negative thinking brings uncertainty.
The irrelevant "weigh us down" causing anxiety and stress.
Clearing the clutter gives the freedom to focus!
Knowledge broaden horizons, maximizes potential and encourages self-development.
Life-long learning provides opportunities for growth and creativity.
There are moments when the mind is absorbed by beauty and inner contentment through the visual sense of God's wonderful Creations above, around and beyond.
Important assets of the mind:
*A positive attitude - means optimism with positive expectations.
*Hope - gives light in the midst of darkness (its strength is desire).
*Peace of mind - inner calm transcends limitations
*A clear conscience - the conscience is the Voice of God providing a moral sense of right and wrong through Divine values and principles.
*Self respect - it is an important part of identity reflecting how you view yourself, which in turn impacts every area of life.
*Gratitude - it means counting your blessings and being thankful for what you have.
*Humility - the quality of modesty that is guided by the conscience and is free from selfish pride.
*Compassion - its attributes are selflessness, goodness and empathy.
Body, Mind and Soul
Deep within, the spiritual rich know there is something beyond this life that can only be found through faith in God and Jesus Christ.
They know their soul is aligned with its Spiritual Path to God.
The soul is the link between the physical body and the spiritual self that will continue to exist beyond physical life - it will be resurrected with a sound mind, intellect, emotions and spiritual gifts in a never-ending life-to-come in God's Heavenly Kingdom.
Jesus Christ's Crucifixion on the Cross and His Resurrection provided our own salvation of the soul through the forgiveness of our sins.
This is our destiny where we will finally realize our full spiritual potential.
Jesus Christ: "I am the Light of the World. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
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