Healthy minds and bodies

I know now I am older

Your body is your temple

And as I ache and feel the pains of age

I understand these words of value,

Yet I also understand that your mind

Is a crucial part of keeping healthy too

The balance between working out

And reading books and thinking

Is a crucial value too,

Healthy minds and healthy bodies

This is something of great vitue

I used to have the balance right

I was fit I was ripped and read and studied everything

But now my fitness has wained and my body the same

But my mind is still up to it

But my motivation has declined with age

So I struggle to do something about it,

Don’t make the same mistake

Keep that balance all the time

Don’t become obsessive over either body or mind

But allow the time to keep both of them in line

Then when you’re older you’ll be of sound body and mind

And will resonte to everyone that you are so super fine.

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6 thoughts on “Healthy minds and bodies

  1. Faux… I know I’m still young, but I can so relate to this. Lol. Some days I just don’t have it in me. And I’m seeing I can’t do some things I used to could do. The mind is willing, but the body just tells my mind to shut up. lol.

    Really love the message in this poem. It really is all about balance. Dedicating time to both the mind and body and not getting so obsessed with one that we forget the other. Always appreciate your truthful and inspiring thoughts, my friend! Hope you are well!

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    1. Thank you very much for reading and appreciating my friend. It can be a struggle but while you’re young you should look to find a way to cherish and develop both. When yo feel good everything flows so much more. 🙂

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  2. I am older. Thankfully, aches aside, I can still function enough to dance a pound or two into oblivion, and my mind works possibly even better than it did when I was younger.

    As you mentioned however, “balance” is key. I cannot do everything I once could in the quick-time(s) that I once could, nor do I always feel like it. But I can still get “preferred” things done and dusted applying some balance.

    What I love best about getting older is the feeling of freedom to choose what I want to, need to, add or substract. Super fantastic poem. Thanks for sharing!

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