Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feeling Good In Your Own Skin

Whether it’s working our bodies, the food we eat, what we read, or what we watch, many are the inputs toward the outcome of feeling good in our own skin.
The older we get the more important it is to feel truly good on the inside.  This has both physical and spiritual connotations — and all between, to the mental and emotional also.
Lasting peace is that frank surprise of this prepared nature; to have ‘gone on in’ toward the search for contentment in the Lord, to listen and to feel our way there — to our essence.
Better to feel good in the body than to look good in the mirror (though both are better!). The former is wisdom; the latter vanity, which is sweeping itself away on a tide to nowhere.  Forgotten before long is that current which might ordinarily consume us if we’re not careful.
Feeling and learning to feel: great things are these.  This is life and hope for us, yes, today!  Feeling and learning to feel are cherished spiritual faculties honouring the truth of life by our honesty. Such honesty is blessed. Feeling good in our own skin is the best of the wisdom life.
An Intense Search To Know Our Core & Be Disciplined in Application
Feeling good in our own skin must be about knowing ourselves inside and out. Secondarily, it has to be about having the discipline of application—which is wisdom—to do what we actually can do to bring this feeling-good-in-our-own-skin experience to bear.
God has given us everything we need to determine our destinies in this way.
It’s up to us whether we will embark upon this intense search to get to know our core, and whether we will have the ongoing resolve to deploy action toward those ends.
Perhaps it is age that motivates us to want to feel truly good on the inside—in our minds and hearts and stomachs and muscles and joints. As our fitness wanes, and our memories do too, we mourn our shortening capacities.
When we are motivated we are a force to be reckoned with. And we have every good motive when we choose to do what we can do to feel good on the inside, for feeling good on the inside is God’s sign that we are on the right track of life.
If we are to manage this, however, we must agree with ourselves; it has to become the most important thing under God; it will be the actual way we will obey the Lord.
© 2012 S. J. Wickham.

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