During this whole surgery recovery episode I have come to realize that it will be over when I learn what I am supposed to learn. Well, I think I have it!
I need to love my body unconditionally!
What does that mean?
- I will love you (my body) if you lose weight when I starve you.
- I will love you when you look like someone else.
- I would love you if you weren’t so short.
- I would love you if you could run faster, jump higher and not get winded.
- I will love you after I eat this cupcake.
- I can’t love you now – I am stressed!
- Now is not the time to get sick – I can never count on you!
- There is no time to give you rest – I need to get this work done.
And the list goes on. When we listen to the messages we give our bodies we realize that we treat it a no better than a servant of our mind’s desires. We have all experienced times when our bodies put a halt to our plans. Our bodies eventually say enough is enough, pay attention and love me or else.
Shifting our attitude from treating and thinking of the body as a second class citizen to loving it as a temple for our soul would make a huge difference in our perspective on life. Our choices would include a conference call between mind, body and soul before making a decision.
At the lowest point of my recovery I decided to make peace with my body. I talked to each cell and told them how smart and powerful they were. I told them that I believed that they knew exactly what to do for me to be healed. I sent them all my love.
New Years’ resolutions are not about whipping our bodies into shape but loving them unconditionally and creating beautiful, loving communication between mind, body and spirit.