Have you ever thought about all places you sit through the course of the day: at the breakfast table, in your car, at your desk, on a couch in front of your TV, on a chair in front of your computer. Do you spend the majority of your day sitting rather than being active? And if you sit in one place for too long, you just might feel your back, hips, shoulders, or neck crying painfully—Enough! Sitting for more than half your day is just not the best thing for your body, which wasn’t designed to be idle a majority of the time. Lack of movement is unhealthy. Even if you are fast paced and hyper-productive, you still could be living a sedentary life.

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. Blaise Pascal

Spirit is about flow. Regeneration doesn’t take place in stagnation. Rest is important but so is movement. Are you on your butt, or your feet, more than half your time? Are you reading this on the treadmill, or a couch? How about doing a moving meditation or a stand-up meeting? If your work is not physical, how can you build some physical activity into your day? Can you stand at your computer or park your car farther from the door? Did you take a stroll this morning or were you just too busy to care for yourself by moving your body?

Spiritual contemplation: How can you adjust your life to get some more movement into your body?

Affirmation: I honor my body! I love to move my body!

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