“Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.” – William Shakespeare
Our body is a garden, and we are the gardeners. We are given the raw materials to work with and what we do with them is entirely up to us.
As with any garden there is a beginning point, conception and lots of planning go into building a beautiful garden. After that it must be maintained.
There are basic principles of gardening that you can apply to facilitating the health of your body.
Fertilize – just like plants we need fertilizers; we need nutrients in order to re-energize our bodies.
Water – our bodies are made up of 70% water. We need it’s life-giving force for all physiological processes, to regulate body temperature, to aid digestion and circulation, and to cleanse our bodies of toxins.
Sunshine – just like plants, we also need sun’s energy to grow and thrive.
Weeding – growth of unwanted plants and rocks can pop up, so weeding your garden is vital to keeping the soil clean and disease free and the ecosystem balanced. Our body also needs this cleansing from time to time.
Given the right ingredients and health practices, the garden can THRIVE. Life flourishes when the elements of air, water, light and earth are balanced.
With patience and being diligent in your practice, you can reap the benefits of a beautiful harvest. And the same goes for our bodies, short-lived health practices will have less reward than long-term commitments.