“It’s amazing how many hints and guides and intuitions for living
Our bodies are amazing. We take for granted the many different ways it operates without thought, without fail. What we don’t realize, is that our body is always sending us important messages that go beyond hunger, thirst or exhaustion. Our body often can tell us more about our emotional state than we might even be aware of. Maybe you suddenly get a panic attack out of the blue or you have
Weekly Path to Peace: Hear your body.
- What is your body telling you? Are you
rundown or stressed? Where can you feel it? What are the aches and pains telling you? Are there days or parts of you that feel good? Spend the first few days of this week simply noticing what your body is telling you. Take note and connect it to what you’re currently feeling.
- Focus on being grateful and spending time on serious self-care. Whether it’s a massage, time listening to music or even dancing, notice how your body rewards you for focusing on the positive and allowing yourself to feel joy. Notice too, where exactly you feel it in your body. Spend time listening to all the good reactions your body is having to your actions.
As you begin this week, rate your level of happiness, self-esteem and self-confidence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being not satisfied and 10 being very satisfied. Notice where you are Sunday evening after you do this week’s peace practice to see if there is a change.