Everything that lives, grows; in one way or another.
I remember that as a kid I had terrible growth spurts, the pain would keep me awake at night.
Nowadays its no different, the pain is not so much physical anymore, but still an indication that growth is happening.
Ofcourse I never liked the growing pains, but Im happy to be tall now. The same goes for the emotional pain we go through as adults; nobody likes this, but we like the result of growth.
“Living is suffering” a spiritual leader said. Living is learning to deal with suffering. The way we can prepare ourselves physically for emergencies, we can also train emotionally for sudden misfortune. Some of our more popular organised religions impose a seperation of mind, spirit and body.
The spirit was to be prepared for the hereafter, the mind is dangerous and the body is portrait as something worldly and sinful. Then our industrial revolution age conceived school system devided us is academic or physical workers, to go to either office or workfloor.
This separation of mind, body and soul goes directly against our nature and, to my opinion it is the cause of much of the mental, behavioral, spiritual and physical suffering we deal with today.
Natural patterns of movement(playing, jumping, running, climbing, crawling, throwing, walking, carrying, balancing), stimulate brain activity and give a sense of accomplishment. It is this type of exercise that stimulates “solution thinking”, a much needed skill in our ever changing and sometimes demanding world. The academic facts you learn today are often outdated or even proven injust next week. It is not the fittest that will survive, but the one that is most adaptable to change.
Educate yourself, academically, physically and spiritually to better enjoy the good times and better deal with suffering.
Be a complete human. Feel, move and think.