If you were in the jungle all alone, growing up with elephants, do you think that you would have any thoughts about how fat you looked in your palm leaf? No, absolutely not! Why not? Because there is no human society structure programming you to believe that you have to be a size zero before you can ever label yourself as a success in life! (You probably wouldn't even think of your body as anything but the physical vehicle that carries your soul around, something that needed to be fed and watered and exercised so that you could survive another day.)
Alone in the jungle, no pressure, no pants. What a feeling! Freedom! (No mirrors either!) Do you think you would feel separate from your body in the jungle like you do now? Or, would you and your body be one entity, working together for the highest good of YOU? Do you know what I mean when I say 'feel separate'? We have separated self from the body and made the body an enemy; something we hate and fight with on a daily basis. Imagine how your body feels to be stuck to you and hated every day. How sad it must be.
We must understand that we and our bodies are ONE. We are not separate. The energy that moves through your mind is the same energy that moves through your body. Painful thoughts create a painful body. Disgust, hatred, shame, and revulsion are the 'foods' we are feeding our bodies. How is the body digesting that food? With sorrow. Illness is the result.
If you want to be happy, if you want to be healthy, if you want the aches and pains to go away, if you want to lose that belly fat, then start to LOVE your body. Love your body like you loved that teddy bear or doll or fire truck as a child.
Before too long, there will be changes: A lightness to your heart, a hum in your throat, a twinkle in your eye and a skip in your step. And guess what? A miracle will happen!-- You won't care about your weight any longer.
LOVE your BODY and YOU will be LOVED right back.
Is there anyone willing to attempt one week of Body Love and share your results with me? I would love to hear what you have to say, what you felt before, during and afterwards.
For seven straight days, wake up with the intention to love your body. List the things you are grateful for about your body everyday. Treat your body with love and kindness. Nurture it. Nourish it. VALUE it.
Looking forward to hearing from you!