Monday, August 19, 2013

Body + Mind = BFFs (but they don't have to)

You have a body. Right? I mean, you're comprehending these words through some tangible form, yes?

Your body helps you do spectacularly awesome things. Right? Jump in puddles. Give hugs. Flail about as if you're Monica from FRIENDS thrashing in the bathtub. Drum out some tunes with the palm of your hand on your knee - you're a musical instrument.

Your body is uniquely your own. It is beautiful.

We're not here to tell you that your mind and your body have to share the two halves of the BFF necklace. You don't. But, growing so detached from your body with hate and disgust creates a lack of respect between the two - which can bleed into other relationships you have in your life.

For example, standing in front of a mirror you belittle the way you look. Your daughter hears. She looks in the mirror and stares at the most beautiful woman she's ever seen and stops to think about what she's missing. She doubts herself. If the beauty she sees isn't beautiful, what is?

Bonding experiment (since you and your body seem to hang out more than, um, anyone else you ever could): Find your happy balance. See beautiful when you pass your reflection. Feel beautiful as you walk into a room (it's what everyone else already sees anyway). The more you see beautiful in yourself the more your mind begins to see beautiful in everything. Then you start to celebrate it. Then you create more of it.

You see, this "seeing beautiful" thing is a cycle. See beautiful to grow beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet and wonderful post! Happy Day to you!
    xo Jeanne

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!