Someone said this to me one day, in an attempt to explain my fanaticism about bicycling, racing, competing etc.. I liked hearing this because it explained many things.. Some people find relief by pressing their forehead to the floor and reciting Arabic words which have no meaning to them.. Not that there's anything wrong with that.. I just like my way better. As I contemplate what lies ahead for me and my family in 2007, it's clear that I should be riding my bike as much as possible, and as soon as possible.. because I will be asking for a LOT.
Is it sinful to worship one's own body? ('Worship' is a misnomer which you can replace with 'care deeply about'.) I kind of doubt it, because it is actually considered sinful (haram) to abuse one's body, isn't it? So the reverse could not possibly be true. Could "worshipping" the health of your heart, lungs, muscles, brain, circulation, bones, and organs.. be anything but good? Sorry G-d, but there's no time for prayer, not when you've limited our life spans with so many fucking diseases.. I have a family which I must stay healthy for,... and they need me more than you do.. Amen.