Your Body is a Temple

body is a temple

I know that it’s so cliche to talk about your body being a temple but it is a temple. It is sacred. I almost titled this “Your Body is a Wonderland” but no one needs John Mayer stuck in their head this early in the morning. Sorry!

tem·ple /ˈtempəl/

Noun: A building devoted to the worship, or regarded as the dwelling place, of a god or gods or other objects of religious reverence.

Holy dinger isn’t that perfect? Your body is the dwelling place for your soul, and if your soul isn’t a piece of God, the Universe, Mama Earth, Great Spirit, or stardust, then I don’t know what is.

We are all sacred. 

body is a temple

You would never tag a church, sacred grove, or holy place with ugly and hateful words, so why is it okay to call your body fat or disgusting?

I love the idea or imprinting onto our psyche that we are incredibly sacred beings, that we are no different from a holy place. When you think about your body and what it does for you on a daily basis you should be filled with awe, happiness, and gratitude.

Make the commitment to speak lovingly of your temple. To treat it well, take care of it, and give it what it needs to flourish. Be proud of everything that your body does and everything that your body is. Recognize how lovely you are. Protect your temple, stay away from people that disrespect you.

You are the only you that there is, you are absolutely sacred and your body is a temple.

1 Comment

  1. Sibylle
    December 2, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    So beautiful, and so true! And to those who'd like to lose weight and become healthier: Try not to approach it from the "torturing yourself" perspective (and, don't torture yourself. Weight loss is better for you if it happens gently and over time), but the "honouring and taking care of the body" perspective. It makes a world of a difference :-)

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