The body is something that most of us ignore , we don’t really think about it as an integral part of us in a spiritual way. This is about listening to your body and actually acting on its answers. Have you ever found that you eat, party and drink and then wonder why you feel like crap the next day or your stomach is bloated? When I say eat, drink and party, I don’t necessarily mean binge drinking or eating, but everyday eating or going to a friend for dinner or even a restaurant. We don’t listen to what our bodies want or don’t want, but instead listen to our minds and our emotions. More of us are emotional eaters than we think we are.
The trick is to ask your body what it really wants, and I mean literally ask the question.. Body what do you want to eat, wear, do etc.. This sounds a bit strange.. and you will probably find yourself asking.. what am I doing or how do I hear what my body is saying. If you are one of those people that have been in tune with your body then you have probably been doing this most of your life and it is a natural thing to you. If on the other hand you have been like me and found that you have done nothing but dislike your body, judge and criticize it, it might take a while for you to start hearing it. So cut yourself some slack and realize that it is OK and that your body doesn’t hate you back, it just tries to recreate what you want from it..if you think it is fat and ugly then it will be that way.
If you ask the question then you’ll find that the answer will come.. without a doubt. It will also start making you aware of what you eat, how you dress and feel bout the clothes, what you thoughts are towards your body and how you treat it. I have been asking many questions about a lot of things but the most recent one is how do I become more aware and less afraid, less judgemental and freer.
Some other questions to help you become more aware : How can my body and my being impact the world in a positive way? What generative space and consciousness can me and my body be to transform with total ease?
This is a big question.. especially considering most people don’t think about the what.. and even more so the who. I really think we live in a conciousness that is so slow and unaware that it is not actually funny. We hold our points of view so close to us and assume that everyone else around us has to have the same AND if they don’t they are weird, rude or have something wrong with them. We choose not be aware of who or what we are or even what we are capable of . I don’t know why we choose this, but I guess the reasons vary from fear to thinking that we don’t have any other choices or maybe it is just being uninterested.
I say WHO because if you think that 98% of everything that is in ours heads, emotions and general lives is not ours, we absorb so much from everyone else that we think it is ours. If we removed all of that , then the WHO becomes a difficult one, as now there is little drama and we can be truly who we are..
The WHAT.. could go in many directions here but I think that I will stick to the what as in an infinite being. I heard someone say today that we think that there are other sources outside of us that are bigger than us ..and I quote “Is the whole God thing” That we feel that there is no need to be the infinite human being as we can just look to something great than us. I am not saying that there is no God but rather that we need to recognize what we are .. and that is an “infinite being” and should believing that and behaving that way.
I personally think that not choosing to know who and what your are is very limiting, but I can only say this now as I have embarked on a journey to become more aware and conscious. I have recently become aware of my lack of awareness and the choices I make to keep myself in this unawareness state.. The reasons for it? well I have lived in fear of dealing with things , fear of being alone and fear of disappointing others because it does not fit in with what is accepted and right to them.
So I made a choice to be me and be all of me.. I know that sounds like a cliché, but if I can embrace my life, ask the right questions and not limit my life to my old points of view, then the possibilities are infinite.
If I can do this then so can you!