DAILY SPIRITUAL NUGGETS:  30 Days of Faith, Hope, Prayer, and Gratitude – Day 18 “Spiritual Endorphins”

Today’s Body Connection:  Have you ever heard someone say, “I am addicted to fitness?”  It’s time to embrace our inner love for being healthy and release the fitness addiction of feeling happy.  The word addiction has such a negative connotation attached to it, but I would like us to change the vibration when we talk about health and fitness health.  The definition of addiction means a continual use of an external substance for an adverse, mind-altering experience.  Whenever we look to the fitness activity as something outside of ourselves it has the tendency to become an addiction.  Yes, we workout to feel better, but there needs to be more.  When we first begin to train the body, we feel a chemical release known as endorphins.  This reaction is a high that is beyond anything we have ever experienced.  If we are not clear about why we work out, we can be chasing the high and never be fulfilled.  The physical practice is about expanding our awareness; everything that we need and desire is already within us.  Today, embrace your inner love for living a life that is healthy.  There will come a time when you don’t feel fit, but you will choose the right action.  Your decisions are based on who you are.  Stand firm in that knowing; it will keep you on the journey of enlightenment.

Meditative Thought: “And you pray to be free, and for your burden to subside.  Hold on I’m the answer!  Pray till you realize, realize.” – Rickie Byars Beckwith’s lyrics from the song, When the River’s Rising.

Prayer is about finding your freedom in the midst of bondage.  Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to your heart’s desire.  When the river of life is raging, hold on, and don’t give up.  Your prayer brings your attention back to God.  Stay in prayer until the Universe awakens your consciousness.  Prayer is the answer to all your problems.  In prayer you’ll find your problem will dissolve, until the truth is the only thing that is left standing.


Today’s Action Plan:  Keep praying until something happens.


Affirmation:  Just for this moment… just for this breath, I keep praying until something shifts.  And so it is. Amen



Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
Licensed Spiritual Counselor/Personal Fitness Trainer/Transformation Coach


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