When your body speaks … listen!

2 Nov

“Our bodies are amazing. They respond to every little thing going on in our lives. To heal and stay in balance, we must remember that it is our job to nurture and support our bodies the best that we possibly can in any given moment. We must remember to be patient, forgiving and kind to ourselves. We must stop pretending that we know what is best for us and ask our bodies to guide and help us. Our bodies are incredibly happy to communicate with us, we just need to remember to slow down and make it a priority to listen.” ~ Robin Lee, Learning to Listen to Our Bodies Wisdom @ TheDailyLove.com

Guest Post by Tonya M. Evans at WisdomintheWhisper.com

November 2, 2012

Guest ink …

I am honored to share this guest post on behalf of my sisterfriend PinkWellChick™. She is a shining example to me and, perhaps to you, of what it means not only to survive but to thrive!

One of the many reasons I am humbled and awe-struck by her story of survival and tireless commitment to breast cancer awareness, is because she “walks the talk” fearlessly and with grace, always. She uses her life and her story as a beacon of hope for others to find their way and to find their own shine!

I hope you enjoy this post, which appeared originally at my blog wisdominthewhisper.com. And remember … when your body speaks, listen! PinkWellChick™ says doing so saved her life, literally! Please share your thoughts, comments and encouragement for PinkWellChick™ and join her in “walking the talk”! Cancer REAL talk.

Be blessed and a blessing,

Tonya Marie

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Sometimes life moves almost as fast as the speed of light. The alarm blares. The family needs. The friends request. The boss demands. Everyone in your life needs something … now.

With all of those demands and expectations to meet, who has time to eat, workout, rest or just take a “Calgon” moment (remember that commercial??)? Then again, with all those things going on, the better question is who has time not to?

But let’s face it. When is the last time you stopped and listened to the wisdom in the whispers your body constantly sends you? The whispers that tell you whether your body desires rest or exercise, something decadent or something healthy? The whispers that tell you whether your body needs some alone time or a hug, a good laugh or a good cry. The whispers that tell you when it’s experiencing illness or disease or whether you’ve finally achieved balance and wholeness.

Our body is truly our temple, the very thing that provides a dwelling space for our emotions and soul and, of course, for the Creator’s Spirit. And it’s the only one we get in this journey we call life.

The wisdom our bodies whisper is a vital and essential part of our overall health, well-being and mind-body-spirit balance. No matter how much we meditate, pray, practice mindfulness, and manage our emotions, without good physical health promoted, enhanced and sustained with proper nutrition, rest, exercise, our quality of life and ability to fully and authentically participate is hampered.

To be sure we all have some physical challenges. But the capacity of our bodies to adapt, heal and thrive when supported in doing so is an absolute miracle. We have to slow down and be present and mindful enough, however, to listen, hear and feel when the body whispers its wisdom. We have to tune in early and often so we can even recognize its “voice” when it speaks.

So how can we tune in? Robin Lee offers the following exercise to access your body’s wisdom:

“Eyes closed. Left hand on the stomach and right hand on the heart. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth, “What one thing can I do to support my body today?”

[CLICK HERE to read the rest of Robin Lee’s blog “Learning to Listen to Your Bodies’ Wisdom”]

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