Wisdom of the Body

"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy."

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Yesterday was not an easy day for me. I was very focused on something about my body that I was unhappy with. It distracted me all day and I was not in a good place. "Metaphysical Anatomy" similar to "A Course in Miracles" teaches that our bodies are a reflection of our own thoughts. Our body holds all the information for us. So I went into my meditation with the question. "Body, what are you trying to tell me? What do I need to hear?" In an instant the answer came to me and my fingers couldn't type fast enough as I reached for my phone to keep up with this message of wisdom;

"No other person would ever notice the flaws you notice about yourself - and if they do notice they aren't going to judge you or be repulsed by you!

This is your own thinking of your own mind. 

You have worked hard to create changes, drastically changing for the better and going into the direction of where you'd like to be. So you aren't "perfect". Is anything perfect? 

You will have a reminder of where you came from. And reminder of what you went through. Let this give you strength. And it will be painful sometimes. 

Be grateful for your process. Be grateful in your belief in yourself. You can continue to place effort to change for the better. In your past experience. When u place effort change does happen. So have faith in that. Have faith in yourself. 

Remember that the surface of your change is proudly received by everyone. The small imperfections and areas you'd like to modify are only shared with those you trust and intimately know. And even then, they know, it in no way defines you. 

You are strong. You are flexible. So flexible that you sometimes think you can push harder and go further than you should, leaving you at risk of harming yourself. Set up some healthy boundaries to keep you in alignment.

Have faith. Approach with love. And pray. "


Tovah Avigail Weingarten