I have not always viewed my body as.....me. As strange as that may sound, it's true - and I challenge you to ask yourself if it is true of you too. For the majority of my life, I saw my body as imperfect. As something that I needed to control. My body was always too chubby, too short, too ugly, etc... and as I got older, it became too painful. I pushed myself to work out - running to the point of exhaustion and injury. The more pain, the more I tried to figure out how to control and manage my body through medications (nothing against medicine - but it is not the only solution) and I continued to push my body, trying to control it - trying to make it what I wanted it to be - I wanted my body to work for me, to be pain free and perfect for me. I didn't realize that I needed to listen and work with my body... Not a new idea, just new to me.
Last night I went for a leisurely swim. I didn't push, didn't count laps, didn't care about the workout... I focused on enjoying - focused on the way the water felt against my skin as it rushed by, on the feeling of freshly oxygenated blood flowing through my body after holding my breath. And afterwards, I thanked my body. I thanked my body for the hard work and strength expended, and I thanked the Universe for the gift of experience.
If the Earth laughs in flowers, it must love through the human experience.
No matter the experience, let's thank our bodies and the universe for the ability.
Much hope and health to you and yours - namaste, Sarah 🙏🏻❤️ #migraineawareness #Om #community #inspire #women #laugh #share #flowers #love #strength #power #grace#gratitude #kindness #life #beauty #health #natural #healing #selfcare #peace #smile #omhomelife