Posts Tagged ‘Spirit’
In nature, green things are springing from the dead earth. Jews celebrate Passover, the rebirth of the Jewish people as a nation instead of laborers in Egypt. Christians celebrate Easter, and Jesus rising from death. Other religions have similar festivals of rebirth and renewal.
“The Blue Zones” and “Thrive” both documented that religious beliefs and practices are associated with longer and happier lives. Whether people focus on Jehovah, God, Christ, Allah, Vishnu, Buddha, or another human explanation of the devine is apparently less important than the fact that they do believe and lead their lives accordingly.
“The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner gives “9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”. His second book is “Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones’ Way”. Both are well worth reading.
Celebrate the Holy Days. Being a person of faith is one of the 9 keys to a longer, happier life. Hanukkah and Ashura are recently past. Christmas approaches.