The body is called a temple? It's said sometimes, but it's not correct for everyone.
For whatever reason, children with highly developed analytical and intellectual skills in the West usually don't gravitate towards more physical, strenuous, and intense activities. There's exceptions -- plenty -- but generally speaking, people who have extreme analytical mental ability tend to neglect their physical ability.
But then the body, a supposed temple, becomes a prison for the mind, dragging its possessor down into low energy, poor moods, and various aches and ailments and pains.
No, the body isn't a temple. The real temple is a place you like to engage in activities to be active and move and have your blood move and activate your muscles and get into motion.
And to succeed at that, especially if you're very analytical, you need to get your mind involved. Whether that be a competitive sport, or a set of exercises that you work towards constant form, or whether it's a game of increasing strength of flexibility or performance... regardless of the particular details, engaging the mind and body together becomes crucial for keeping your mind free and alive.
Perhaps then, gyms with free weights are temples built in iron, places you can go to worship and get into harmony. Is there anything so easy, and yet so challenging, as putting a little bit more weight onto the bar as sessions go by, refining and perfecting technique, and watching the marvelous feedback loop between mind and body?
The body isn't a temple. It's a worshipper. The temple is the field of play, the park, the river, the ocean, or -- my favorite -- the temple built of iron, where deadlifting plays god.
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