Remember the days when you looked into the mirror and all you could see is how awesome your legs looked because they got you up that really big tree you wanted to climb, or how strong your “muscles “ were because you ate all your vegetables.
Remember those days when you didn’t care about weather you wore your favorite dress or shirt 100 times over because you just loved it so much and you would wear it everyday over and over again even though your mom said no .
Remember the days where looking in the mirror was only to make silly faces and see weather all the dirt had come off from playing in the yard and how notoriously smart you thought your brain was when you found out a way to hide those vegetables that mom gave you instead of eating them.
Remember the days where your body was so magical to you because of the pure simplicity that it was possible to dream , to run, to climb, to snuggle , even to make inappropriate burping noises at the table ?
There is this genuine unconditional gratitude in all of that .
Why are we now so out of touch with the magic our wonderful,inspiring , mysterious hard working ,ever forgiving temple ?
We hide behind a facade of brands , ideas , things , wishes and insecurities when all we have lost is just that little spark of simplicity .That little bit of gratitude; genuine gratitude.
It’s not that we have lost it completely but it is deep . Deep within the core .Stuffed behind all the hurt, disappointment, doubt and insecurity we have covered it with. The more we covered it , the more we lost touch with that simple connection and soon the body would have been complained to in the mirror , not being listened too , not being understood in its needs, being neglected , not praised , being told that it is failing our health or just even the simple fact that it is not good enough .
In this body there is this magic child like being . Just waiting under all the stuff that we have covered it with, to be accepted . To thrive again, to be loved, with out expectation and reason . Simply just because it is .
It's that deep believe in yourself and your body . This undeniable trust that your body is giving you exactly what you need for your journey in every single moment . That gratitude , that this secondary shell is very capable of giving you all these beautiful experiences and moments that fill your heart and soul with what it needs.
Our bodies have not become more complicated . It is us who have become more complicated . The body is still pretty simple.It's still pretty majestic and it still just wants to hear that you truly love it . Even if it's just for taking you to work or walking you around in the park .
The enchanting part of it is that you can always start now . It's never too late . Just by saying :
“ Thank you body , thank you for allowing me to have these wonderful understandings of how my perception and my involvement can impact others and the people around me .”
"Thank you for carrying me day in and out through all I go through and listening to all I do and teaching me in all your glory ".
“ Thank you body for all your strength you have given me so far and thank you of being so strong through all the times I have criticized you .” “I have this perfect body that allows me to feel and sense life as it is happening “
“I just want to let you know you are perfect , perfect in every aspect . “
Imagine we would interact the way we do with the relationship we have with our bodies as we would our own children ? I think we would have a deeper love and understanding for it . Our bodies need patience , care , acceptance , nourishment , love, encouragement just like children do . In a way our body could be seen as our souls first child on this earth .
It's not easy I can say that . Parenting is never easy so parenting your body is a challenge but
parenting is also love .Love is unconditional and forgiving .
Take yourself on the most beautiful journey you could go on . Embark on the path to really connect back to the simplicity in the relationship with your body . Drop all the complicated stuff and just start with saying "thank you " to your body . Everyday . With time , all that stuff will get lighter and lighter and easier and easier and all you will have left is that magic ; until then it will continue to wait for you in that space.
So MUCH love