What is it about us that we resist the things we KNOW will make us feel better time and time again? How is it that I know how good I ALWAYS feel after exercising and yet deny myself that feeling on the daily? At this very moment I’m staring at my running shoes (running, yeah right) and I can hear them calling out to me. But I keep staring at them. Staring at things seems to be my method of operation lately in some vain attempt to turn off the noise in my head. It doesn’t really work.
But what does work are those running shoes sitting about 15 feet from me. Just out of reach but taunting me to engage them. Nothing gives clarity to the mind quite like fresh air and movement. I know that. I said I know that. There they sit. Here I sit.
All the ridiculous excuses run through my head. It’s so hot outside. I should take the dogs with me but then it’s not really an exercise walk but more of a battle of the wits. I feel guilty if I don’t take the dogs with me so none of us goes? Ridiculous. I’ll have to wash my hair if I get sweaty and today isn’t hair-washing day. I’ll look like a frumpy mess and feel like a T-Rex stomping around. Ugh! I’m embarrassed to even admit those things but maybe you can relate. Please, someone tell me you can relate…….
Ok, another glance over there at those shoes which are now laughing at me. I’m getting up and I’m going out. I’m searching for that ever elusive clarity of movement. I promise. I’ll report back.
TODAY’S WHITE FEATHER
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.” ~
1 Corinthians 6:19-20