Today’s Body Connection:  Resting is the best way to get stronger.  The days we are still are the days that the body recovers and regains its strength.  We must work out hard but rest harder.  Balance is the key. If we don’t take the time to recover, we train the body-temple from a disadvantage.  Some days we must push the restart button by taking a day off.  Retreat from your workout to begin again.  When we take a day off, we come back to the physical practice full of energy and renewed.

Today’s Meditative Thought:  Sometimes we must retreat from our everyday lives to push the restart button.  The word “retreat” means to withdraw into a place of safety, a refuge, or retirement and/or a period of retirement for religious or spiritual practices like meditation and prayer.

When we decide that life has become overwhelming or too challenging, it is time for a retreat.  We do not have to go up to the mountains or to the desert to push restart, although that is the ideal way to retreat.  We can begin again in our homes, in the backyard, down the street at the park, or even with a day at the beach.

A retreat is a turning away from what stands in the way of your spiritual practice, and a surrender to your connection with God.  Be open to a daily retreat from the world.  Find a place that you can escape from the grind and fall into the arms of God.  Set the intention to find your safe haven in God.  The Universe is always ready for you to “steal away” some time for yourself.

Today’s Action Plan:  Today, set the intention to retreat on a daily basis.  Find the time to unplug from the world and connect with God.  For 30 days, take time to shut off the computer, cell phone, and TV and just be still.

Today’s Affirmation:  Just for this moment…just for this breath, my oneness with the power of God fuels my very being.  My safe haven is in my sacred and holy place within.  And so it is.  Amen.

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

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