When was the last time you gave your body a chance to speak? I don’t mean literally, but rather by means of impulses, sensations, or inner guidance. Do you, for instance, occasionally notice tiny changes in your body? How do you generally care for your body? With kindness, nurturing, or vitamin d drops? It is not intended to make you feel bad, but rather to assist you in recognising your fundamental relationship to your body.
Our body continuously takes care of us through breathing and heartbeat. These processes run continuously and effortlessly without any guidance from outside of us. Whether we are awake or asleep, they are precise and work as planned. The body selflessly gives so much of itself while making no demands. To cherish and care for our body like we would a child or a loved one is our gift to it. It entails treating it kindly to demonstrate how much we value our body.
Have you ever thought about the complexity of your body’s natural wisdom, for instance? I encourage you to pay attention to your breath the next time you practise meditation and realise it is continuous without ever pausing to rest. When you walk, take a shower, or go to sleep, it doesn’t stop. Every cell in your body receives constant, rich oxygen nutrition from your breath. You make no effort to make it happen. Even if the body occasionally functions erratically, it nonetheless makes an effort to fix itself and meet your needs. As a result, the body is selfless and unreservedly gives of itself.
Observe your body.
Take into account the fact that your body communicates with you in hushed whispers and that you must learn how to understand it. This is why we need to establish a strong connection with our bodies and pay attention to their cues. I will admit that, especially if we lead a fast-paced existence, it can be challenging to understand what our bodies are trying to tell us. But, this can be a reminder to take it slowly, tune into our bodies more frequently, and pay attention to our calm intuitive instincts. It entails being aware of the feelings and signals your body is telling you and being open to listening to them. For instance, you can get a headache if you’re in a crowded area with strange individuals. Pay attention to what the headache is trying to tell you rather than brushing it off or blaming your body for being overly sensitive. That can be a symptom that your body is uneasy being in a strange environment. Is it warning you of discomfort, anxiety, or something else? Without passing judgement, tune in and listen.
It’s been said that you won’t have to hear your body scream if you pay attention to its whispers. Here, the underlying message is that the body speaks in low undertones. If we ignore the signals, the body will take whatever action is required to grab our attention, which could lead to discomfort, ailment, or disease. Similar to this, a lot of individuals today wear gadgets that transmit information on how their bodies are functioning. They are constrained, though, in that they cannot discern the emotions the body is experiencing. This is so that the body can register feelings before the brain even gets a chance to. It has an energy field that can detect minute alterations in our surroundings and inform us of them.
What are your initial thoughts on this? Do you see that one of the best things you can offer yourself is learning to listen to your body? Because you are providing for its requirements, it promotes a two-way interaction. For instance, you might opt to continue working even when you feel fatigued. Yet by listening to the guidance of your body, you take a quick nap and return to work feeling refreshed. I certainly believe that there are instances when we are constantly under pressure to complete tasks. Yet, I’m asking you to consider if you’re setting aside time to pay attention to your body’s requirements.
Your body is a truth-finder.
Learn to heed to your body’s signals. Talk to it frequently and express your gratitude for the laborious effort it does. It’s not quite as absurd as it seems. For instance, I have friends who communicate with their plants, which help them grow and thrive. I have no proof that communicating with plants actually works. Perhaps one of the finest ways to forge a better bond with your body is to express gratitude for the ongoing job it does. Your body serves as a vehicle through which you experience life, after all. It contains all of your feelings, scars, and trauma. Because the body may have vital signals it wants to relay, we should pay attention to it when it speaks.
Or, to put it another way, the body tells us the truth about how we’re truly feeling if we pay attention to it. This is the point where mindful meditation can support us in advancing our practise. It entails sitting quietly while focusing on our breath and certain parts of our bodies. While dealing with coaching clients for the first time, I advise doing this. I want them to develop a routine, beginning with three minutes of meditation and gradually increasing it. It doesn’t have to become a hassle; rather, they’ll grow to like it. After all, we devote a lot of effort to grooming, cleaning, and repairing our bodies. So, it makes appropriate to include 5 or 10 minutes of stillness in each day. We merely pay attention to our breathing and the bodily feelings. All emotional disturbances are tuned in to and welcomed without being tried to be in control of or pushed away. After that, we ask them to pay attention and share any messages they have to share.
The body is always in the present moment, but our thoughts are often preoccupied with the past or the future, according to many who practise mindfulness. We are connected to the present moment when we are paying attention to our breath and the sensations in our bodies. We become one in consciousness when our mind and body are in balance with one another. You should therefore practise tuning in to your body’s knowledge throughout the next few weeks. Try to identify the impulses that come and go during the day. Record your experiences in a journal or diary to see if you can make sense of them later. Search for a pattern or a common theme in the feelings. For instance, you might have greater tension and worry during the week and less of either during the weekend. Make a note of it in your journal and give your body more room to relax. After all, if we ignore the messages that our bodies are constantly sending us, we will ultimately hear them scream, at which point it might be too late.