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‘A sound mind in a sound body’– that’s the English translation of the above latin title.  I’ve just found out via the BBC website that today is World Mental Health Day.  So, to celebrate sanity of the mind, with all the craziness that’s going on in the world at the moment, (as always have been in every stage in our lives!) here are some quotes that I’ve come across:

Herophilus
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past

Michael Miller, MD, F.A.C.C., Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center
It may be possible to incorporate laugher into daily activities, just as is done with other heart-healthy activities, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. The recommendation for a healthy heart may one day be exercise, eat right and laugh a few times a day.


Mother Teresa

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

(And this is my favourite:

Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” (Luke 12:22-26, NIV). (Also see Matthew 6:25-34)

So, enjoy your life. Don’t feed the worries of the mind by meditating on the problems.  Of course, one has to acknowledge certain situations in our lives, but always remember: ‘As a Man thinks in his heart, so is he.

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5 thoughts on “Mens sana in corpore sano

  1. Akin omo Aworan, looongg time.

    I love the quotes especially Jesus’s and Nathaniel.

    So how come you did not put up a picture with the post?!

    A challenge for you there bruv, give us a snap that represent mental health / wholeness.

  2. I really loved mother Teresa’s quote and the part in Luke 12 that says, “Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes…”

    There’s more to life…

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