Meyers writes about taking care of your body in this book. She makes a wonderful analogy of a country under attack. If your country is attacked on all sides by terrorists, you would immediately reinforce all of your border patrols, strengthen your military, and do everything you can to defend yourself.
You, the country under attack, would temporarily makes cuts in non-defensive areas such as health care, education, park maintenance, road repair.
Many of us treat our bodies the same way, although we are always under attack. We take care of the immediate crises: our cholesterol levels, a broken foot, obesity, etc. Because we focus on those areas so much, we ignore our insides - our peace, our faith, our serenity.
But ignoring those issues for too long is harmful, as they will eventually cause us to implode.
This post was inspired by the book "Feel Great, Look Great" by Joyce Meyers.