Yesterday my friend and I embarked on day 1 of Deepak Chopra’s 21 day meditation. At the end of the day we went to each other to discuss the meditation and realized that neither of us could connect to the mantra for the day.
“I commit to perfect health”
I had a problem with this, what is perfect? Aren’t I healthy? This seems like a lot of pressure. Reluctantly, I did the meditation, trying to find something I could find useful in it. I wasn’t surprised that my friend had the same problem with the meditation. We wondered if there was a better mantra we could be using instead of the P word. So, to my books I went. Of course my first stop was May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein. There I found a mantra that I think we all could find useful
“I am willing to perceive my body with love”
Oh man, another winner Gabby! This had me thinking about how to treat and view your body with love. How often are we judging our bodies? Telling it that it’s not strong enough, thin enough, flexible enough, the right shape. When in reality your body is perfect. Just consider how much work it does just for you each day, how much it takes to put one foot in front of the other, digest your food, think, and laugh. But it has your back, it’s your best friend and its with you from the moment of conception until your last day on earth.
That’s why I encourage you to treat it gently and nourish it. Drink water, eat those green veggies, tell it how beautiful it is, sleep that extra hour and exercise or move your body every day. I’m not saying you have to be perfect. I’m certainly not. Just be aware of your body and how it feels. Someone once told me that chronic diseases are caused by chronic habits. So no, one cupcake won’t give you diabetes, but one everyday might. It’s all about balance when it comes to nutrition and of course overall self love ❤
How will you love yourself today?