Science continues to make news with their predictions about human life.
- Life spans will soon exceed 120 years
- The code of life will be hacked enabling more genetic engineering
- The human brain will be uploaded to the computer cloud by 2050
I am reminded of an often-heard quote from baseball great Mickey Mantle.
It is indeed a brave new world and where it will all lead, no one can predict. As humans, we enjoy a mind, a body, and a spirit. All three components of life intersect and affect the other. To be at full capacity, our physical, mental, and spiritual health must be in good working order.
If we neglect one of the components, we pay a price. We all know the drill: eat right, exercise more, keep our minds active, socialize, pray, read the Bible, and go to church. In the cold, wet winter it’s easy to get lazy in one or more of these areas.
My greatest challenge is staying physically active. Since the first of the year, I’ve been in physical therapy trying to wake up painful muscles that have limited my activities and given me pain. More of the right kind of stretching and movement must become part of my daily life. It’s so much more fun to pile in my recliner and watch the political shenanigans on TV. But if I want to be able to go shopping, travel, and enjoy life in general, I must bite the bullet.
My routine involves bands, and different size balls to stretch my legs, hips, shoulders, and everything else that hurts. I am experiencing some pain relief, better sleep, and less groaning. I can’t regress and must stay motivated.
What’s your greatest challenge when it comes to your mind, body, and spirit?
Despite what the scientists proclaim, my body and mind will one day deteriorate and return to the dust of the earth from which it came. However, my spirit is the part of me that is destined to live forever. Because I have chosen to place my faith in Jesus Christ, the giver of my salvation, I know my spirit will spend eternity with him in heaven.
We are well into 2020 and we shouldn’t put off any longer giving attention to all three areas of life. Our minds, bodies, and spirits must be nourished to give us the best and richest life possible.