But I have news for you: that is not actually your body talking – that’s you. To be more accurate, it’s the judgments that you have of your body – about what is wrong with it (not healthy enough, not skinny enough) – and what you have decided you must do to change it. Those decisions rarely have anything to do with your own body, but it is what you have been taught you need to be doing by everyone else.
Instead of being in conflict with your body and looking outside of you for the answers, what if there was an easier, gentler and more nurturing way of creating the changes you would like?
If you desire to change your body, you are going to have to do three things.
When I started asking my body about everything involving it – what it wanted to eat, wear and what movement it wanted to do – I became aware of a whole lot of things by body desired that I had never realised before. I often tell the story of the first time I tried on a linen shirt. My body just sang! I realised it was saying to me, “Hey, can we wear stuff that makes us feel like this from now on?”
Your body knows things that you don’t. When you start asking questions, it opens the door for your body to contribute that information to you, and to create a greater connection and communion with your body. When you start including your body in your life, all kinds of things can change
In contributing to a greater relationship with your body, I would like to invite you to be part of something that is occurring globally from the 17th-18th December called the Body Awareness Weekend. There will be Body Awareness events occurring all over the world. To find out more at what happens at these events and to find an event near you, go to http://thebodyawarenessweekend.com/