Wellness is the intended norm for us, physically and spiritually. For a long-lifetime of mind, body and spiritual health, we need each other as much as we need healthy food and exercise. It is a truth that is so easy to forget, as we continue to chase the rabbit trails to the next Fad Diet and Exercise Miracle. Repeat this to yourself: God really does love me and provides for me, and I can return the favor by caring for others. If you practice that enough, miraculously, you will start to believe it. Then, you will start to see real whole foods as the provisions God gave us naturally, without the additives, chemicals and processing, and, you will stop seeing exercise as such a chore, and soon it will become the blessing it was intended to be; the means to good health and wellness. This discovery of healthy food and exercise as a blessing, will lead you to care for yourself to better care for others. Caring for others and all of creation is your expression of the gratitude and thanksgiving back to God, for His partnership in your good health! And in caring, we are drawn to each other.
We can squabble over religion, reducing the trees to sawdust. Or, marvel at the Creator’s diverse forest that religion is hoping to explain. "And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31)