The secret to a long, healthy and happy life

Do you know the secret to a long, healthy and happy life?
Do you know that the Bible and the Ancient Chinese give you the same answer!

Exercise is NOT the answer.

The answer is Godliness or A VirtuousCharacter.

Bible: 1 Timothy 4:8 ►
for while bodily training is of some value,
godliness is of value in every way, as it holds
promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Note Godliness is of value every way .... i.e. happiness, wisdom, health, wealth, good relationship, whatever is good for life and it is not just for the PRESENT life and also the FUTURE life after death.

Ancient Chinese Wisdom
Cultivating life begins with cultivating virtues.

老子 51 “道生之,德畜之,物形之,势成之。是以万物莫不尊道而贵德”
Lao Zi DaoDeJing 51:
The Dao/WORD give birth to it (life),
Virtues builds it up,
Materials shapes it (with the body),
Energy (Life Force) completes it.
Hence, all living things honor the WORD/Dao and treasure virtues.

Zhuang Zi said,"Hence nothing without Dao cannot be born. Born without virtues cannot be bright (i.e. shines with light).

So, don't just go for running and other aerobic exercises, remember to do more about cultivating your virtues ... your self-control reduces your excessive desires, manage your stresses, control your impulses & greeds,etc.... Most important, discover the purpose of your life.

Continuing with the Bible, we understand contentment (be satisfied with the basic)  and godliness (don't be greedy for a start. ) ....
1 Timothy 6:6-11 

6 But godliness with contentment is a great gain.
... 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
.... 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
... 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

So, while we exercise our body, we must also exercise our brain and our spirit.

Lim Liat (c) 18 March 2017

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