Pay Attention to Your Body

Even after all these years, I’m still amazed at the number of us who continue to ignore the ‘loud and clear’ messages our body is constantly sending us. On the one hand, we claim to value our health but on the other, we continue to destroy it with terrible choices, habits and behaviours; mostly involving food, drugs (of various kinds), exercise and lifestyle. And we do this, despite knowing better.

Much better.

Then, after years of destroying our body and making ourselves sick, we curiously want someone or something to ‘fix’ us (quickly) with some kind of magic pill, program or procedure.

Good grief.

Mistreat your body for long enough and something’s gonna break. Maybe, forever.

A Stupid Plan

For most of us (not all), conditions like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, heart disease, lung cancer and bowel cancer are largely, if not, totally self-inflicted. For years, some of us have ignored the weight-gain, the shortness of breath, the exhaustion, the pain and a myriad of other signs and symptoms while waiting for the mythical ‘right time’ to take care of our physical selves. Such a stupid plan.

Yet so popular.

The human body (the place you live) is one of the most amazing biofeedback systems ever. It’s a super-computer that’s always relaying information to you; its operator. It’s brilliant, intelligent and adaptable. But only to a point. It’s constantly telling you what it does and doesn’t need – if only you would pay attention. It knows exactly what it needs even when you (the inhabitant) refuse to pay attention and take action.

Just in case you need to hear it again:

Dear You,

Please pay attention to your body. It matters.

A lot.

Love Craig x

Loving your body has nothing to do with ego and everything to do with gratitude, awareness and intelligence.

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