Did you know that practicing some form of daily relaxation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself? Taking a few minutes each day to quiet your mind and breathe deeply can make a big difference in how you feel throughout your day and into the night.
We’re told that the word “relax” has its origin in the Latin word “relaxare,” which means “to loosen.” When we relax, we are in effect loosening tension, releasing tightly held energy and letting go. From the state of relaxation we can experience calm peacefulness.
Relaxation also means taking regular time off work. Extended periods of rest are a biological necessity. The human body is like an old-fashioned wind-up clock. If it is not rewound by relaxing every few days, ultimately it will run itself down.
A group of Americans made a trip with Brazilian natives down the Amazon River. The first day they rushed. The second day they rushed.The next day they rushed. One day, anxious to continue the trek, they were surprised to find the natives seated together in a circle.
When asked the reason for the delay, a guide answered, “They are waiting. They cannot move further until their souls have caught up with their bodies.”
Do you owe yourself time to let your soul catch up with your body?
— From TOUCHING MOMENTS, by Steve Goodier
Reposted from Motivational Moments by Nigel Alston