Your Body Is Your Most Loyal Friend

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Your physical body is, and always has been, your true love. There is not, nor will there ever be, a more loyal friend or a more intimate partner than your body.

What you think, it will follow. What you command, it will do its best to obey. If you do something to harm your body – including obsessive thinking – it will do everything it can to repair itself.

Your body works hard to stay healthy and to make your world easier to tolerate. Out of gratitude for its remarkable generosity, you may want to be generous as well. You can love your body, no matter what. You can put it first in almost every situation. Listening to the needs of your human body is what it needs most.

The mind may want things, but it doesn’t need things. Does your body need to feel important? Does it need gossip? Not at all. The mind is hungry for stories. When we binge on food, we’re not making the body happy, we’re giving comfort to an agitated mind.

The body doesn’t need regular sedation, but we routinely try to shut the mind off with alcohol and drugs. We avoid self-reflection by judging others. We deny love, and our bodies suffer.

From The Three Questions by Don Miguel Ruiz & Barbara Emrys

“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves, but to God.”
1 Corinthians 6:19

Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one. A God Alert
Astrid Alauda

If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you’d best begin with the Little Answers about your body. George Sheehan

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