Have you ever felt that no one listens to you? Well, just because you think something, doesn’t make it true. Your body is always listening. Every time you look in the mirror and think you look old, or fat or ugly, your body hears you and responds accordingly. Your body lives to serve you and it does whatever it is told. I once read a book that described how you can eat anything you want and get to your ideal weight by just repeating the following mantra throughout the day:
I AM thin, I AM trim, I AM youthful and beautiful.
The point was to replace any negative self-talk with this positive affirmation. I did this for a summer and found that I was not interested in junk food, nor was I thinking about food! I did lose weight and felt great! But summer ended and I went back to my teaching job, forgetting to state this mantra so I gained a few pounds back.
Your mind is very powerful. Just as you want to limit the junk food you eat, it is best to limit the junk thoughts that you put into it that can be a detriment to your body. Replace all of your negative thoughts with life affirming ones such as: I AM radiantly healthy. I am full of energy, joy and enthusiasm. I love the wonderful gift of my life. I am grateful for all of the good that continuously flows to me. You can make up your own. Look in the mirror and say out loud:
You are beautiful. Thank you for housing my spirit.
Thank your body for all that it gives you: arms to hold your loved ones, feet that take you on adventures and to visit your friends, eyes to see the beauty all around you, ears that delight in soothing music , a tongue to taste delicious food, and so much more.
Your body is your best friend. Take good care of it, sending love and blessings every day. Speak sweetly and kindly to this hard working vessel. And remember to listen to it when it tells you to get more rest and drink more pure water.
You’ll be rewarded, your body will thank you.