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Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own...We are all... Options
Daemon
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Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own...We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Christine
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Eat healthy and exercise. Thoreau is right.

I am carrying my heart~I am carrying my rhythm~I am carrying my prayers~But you can't kill my spirit~It's soaring and strong (Paula Cole's Me Lyrics)***We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We ARE spirtual beings having a human experience.(T.deChardin)***There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)



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But if you don't eat healthy and don't exercise, it's still your temple, it's just a slightly larger one.
Drew
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Do we really "build" ourselves? I would say our role is more geared toward "temple" maintenance.
jobe
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"But if you don't eat healthy and don't exercise, it's still your temple, it's just a slightly larger one."...from an earlier post

That's true but in time, the "slightly larger one" perishes.
fred
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Try thinking of him as the first American Taoist.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
Drew
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fred wrote:
Try thinking of him as the first American Taoist.


That's an interesting take, fred. I've never thought of Thoreau that way, but it makes sense.
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Then there is the doctor who said to his patient,"Your body is a temple and your congregation is too large."
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