What’s your temple? Everyone has one whether they know it or not, but it may not be as obvious to some as it is to me. Your temple is a place where you can connect with mind, body, and spirit and escape all the chaos that’s happening in your life and the world. It’s a place where you can find inner peace, serenity, and a state of bliss that heals mind, body, and soul. For me, the gym is my temple and I couldn’t see it any other way. It may sound unusual or weird, but quite frankly I don’t care and you shouldn’t either. Your temple is your place to discover more about you and you shouldn’t be shy or ashamed because of it.

When I go to the gym I’m not only a mission to improve my physical being, but perhaps, more importantly, a place to push myself mentally and connect with myself spiritually that may lead me to discover who I am and what I am capable of.  I’m not there to hang out with friends, waste time, or chase girls (haha), but just for me. In that moment right before and during a lift nothing exists but me and the barbell. During that 5-10 seconds of a max lift, I experience a state of complete rage that gives me the perfect way to release held back emotion (catharsis) that permits peace of the mind, body, and soul. I will not say this is the only place where I’m able to do this, but it’s the most noticeable one. As holy as God’s words are in the Bible, so is the gym–my temple–to me.

You may not know where you’re temple lies, but I encourage you to find it. It will grant you peace of mind and set you free of inner and outward hardness. It will help restore balance in your life, specifically you, that will allow you to have more focus, energy, and passion in your life. Don’t be timid or negligent in trying to find it either. It doesn’t have to be somewhere holy, like a church, but just as simple as the outdoors, an art studio, or even just your room. Regardless, your temple grants you access to yourself that lets you discover what may still lay hidden inside of you that is waiting to break out.

Thanks for reading and please do comment down below! See ya next time.

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5 thoughts on “Find Your Temple

  1. Yo dude, a Temple isn’t limited to just a physical place. Set yourself right spiritually and the world is your Temple. But I’d definitely pick a place in nature, like the Sierra Nevada Mountains / Lake Tahoe

    1. Hey Mark, thanks for stopping by. I describe the temple as a physical place to act as a metaphor to where you can just be free. Some people need that like myself, but I do agree that the world is at your disposal. Very few people can truly act and do whatever they like without modifying their actions and thoughts based on the opinions, prejudice, and judgment from others. For me, my temple acts as place of catharsis and a place of self-growth to where I can just be me when I’m in the world.

  2. That’s good stuff man. I do believe that the world is one Holy ecosystem, that we as humans are all spiritually connected. St. Patrick was one of the first to break from Catholic tradition and say the whole world is Holy, not just certain parts of it. However when I re-read what you put here I found there is a great deal of truth in what you say. I’ll definitely try to find a temple of my own, one close to home / campus so I don’t have to seclude myself from civilization and indulge myself in nature.

    You were also right in saying “Very few people can truly act and do whatever they like without modifying their actions and thoughts based on the opinions, prejudice, and judgment from others.” As difficult and scary as it would be, I would love to someday reach a level of spiritual maturity where I could do just that.

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