The closest to our heart, the dearest thing in our lives is… our body J No, not even the fulfillment of our dreams, success, wealth, or emotional health. Those of you who have already achieved success (and are wealthy) - know well what I mean. Notice that everyone who is already doing well in life starts automatically to take care of their health, fitness and physical well-being. We will talk later about the other desirable by many "ingredients of life" – that is, how to succeed, what is success, and how to have the life you dream of. Today we are celebrating our bodies J
Our body is no accident or necessity. It is a privilege that we give ourselves. However often, we forget about this. We forget that each of us is unique, one in billions. That's why we don’t remember the simple truth: EVERY BODY, regardless of its shape, weight, color or age -- is beautiful, in its own unique way.
Yes, all of us have a preference for what we like the most. However, please keep in mind, they are ONLY preferences. Every body is beautiful. Our preferences are simply associated with current trend, or the way we have been programmed by our environment.
Preferences, just as trends, often change. Nowadays, current trends are often dictated by the fact that many corporations try to sell their products (pills for weight loss, cosmetic surgery, diets, programs etc.) The media and the fashion magazines reinforce such trends, imprinting them into our consciousness. Unfortunately, a lot of people (especially women) buy such artificially induced fashions as truth about our bodies, lose their self-esteem, believing that something is wrong with them. Many teenagers try to look as those promoted super models, ruining their health, developing serious illnesses -- trying to change the shape of their natural, innate body.
Not everyone is naturally slim. But many try to lose weight due to the artificially induced trends – fashions that go against the natural, healthy look of a human body. Every natural body is unique, and beautiful. Why force, our bodies to become something else -- often at the cost of our physical and emotional health?
If we take a look at other animals in nature (we humans are animals as well) – we realize that they perceive ALL bodies as equally precious. Imagine the reaction of a bulldog -- if you told him, he was too fat. Or a greyhound’s response, if you told him he’s too skinny. Picture a chiwawa dog hearing he’s too short, or a great dane, considering he might be too tall. They would probably roar from laughter for a week straight!
All weight gain due to cycles in our life, such as hormonal changes, aging process etc. – are absolutely normal. Natural. Our bodies often become rounder because of their nature. There is nothing to correct, all is the way, it is supposed to be.
On the other hand, if we become overweight or overly skinny because of our negligence toward our bodies, their natural health – that of course needs too be addressed, since our bodies in such case become unhealthy, out of their natural balance.
It is important to treat our body, as our best friend: offer it gifts, such as vitamins, natural supplements, healthy, beneficial for it well-being food, beautiful in our eye clothes, or jewelry – anything that makes it happy. When we treat our body in such caring, loving way, it will gain only as much weight as it is natural for it, it will age in a graceful, natural for it way. However if we treat it as our “not so likeable neighbor” – feeding it with stress, lack of sleep, food that damages its organs – oh, well… what can we expect?
Let’s love our beautiful, unique bodies. It’s worth it. They will repay us with feeling of joy of life. Our bodies love life, and would love us to love life. They are even happier, when we are happy.
And, if we become ill – hey, that’s not a reason for stopping loving our bodies, and denying ourselves the joy of life. Just as we love our dearest friends, no matter how they look like, or how they feel – we need to remember to love our bodies. Healthy or ill – let’s not renounce them, love them.
EVERY BODY is beautiful. Skinny, round, tall, short, young, old – sick or healthy. It is important to remember that J
I wish you all a beautiful day. Enjoy it -- in your very beautiful body! J J