Friday, August 21, 2009

R-E-L-A-X ...[30]

This one from Proverbs 14:30

Attitude, more than anger, determines your energy output. In our hectic world of rush and bustle a relaxed and calm mind is not often found. However, it is God's will for our lives.

Relaxation is a state of physical, mental and spiritual calm. It is the absence of tension. The word relax is derived from two Latin words - 'laxus', meaning 'loose' and 're' meaning 'again'. If you think about these two words 'loose again' you will grasp some of the significance behind relaxation. Now tension is not all bad. As a matter of fact, tension is necessary in the body to achieve high levels of performance. But extreme and persistent tension is very bad. Therefore, it is essential to learn the art of relaxation and balance it with the benefits of healthy tension.

Then we will know that "a relaxed mind makes for physical health".

Take time to relax and draw in the strength that comes from God.

If I haven't got time for relaxation, I am doing more than God intends me to do.

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