When was the last time you listened to your body?
Beyond knowing that you’re tired. Beyond being able to list your aches and pains, or recount the many illnesses you’ve endured.
I mean really, really listened.
…To the intuition that lies deep in the pit of your belly.
…To the creativity that stirs in your core.
…To the pains that hold traumatic memories.
…To the aches that speak to longings you’ve yet to answer.
The body is a window into your soul. It knows everything about you. Your whole life story, even the stories that came before you, are imprinted in every cell – woven into your DNA. With every breath you take, you have the potential to know yourself better – the answer to every question you’ve ever asked lies inside your very being.
Yet our approach to mental health and wellness has particularly here, in the West become purely focussed on understanding and asking questions of the mind. Absolutely the mind is a place where we can process the answers to these questions, but it’s not where the answer themselves reside.
So I invite you to get more curious about what your body is telling you. To notice the patterns. To ask what it wishes you to learn. Stop pushing aside the niggles and the physical pains, because they’re trying to speak to you. They want you to know things about where you’ve come from, what you need and who you are.
Your mind will thank you for it.
If you’re curious about whole person wellness, or want to know more about how you can tune in to what your body can tell you, then get in touch, I’d love to talk.
Take care for now, Laura