let me paint you a picture…
woke up, walked to my coffee shop in my pj’s, got my usual iced- hazelnut/soy concoction, read part of this highly informative book im reading (still in pj’s) while there is a delicious warm body sleeping in my bed.
this is the start to my thursday morning.
my life in this moment is perfect. and i was listening in a lecture last night about “complaining”. i dont want to complain today. i CANT complain today. even if my knee-jerk is to want to find sooooomething to complain about-i refuse. today is perfect.
i had a doctors appointment on monday. no biggs, but i have to take further action, and normally i think i wouldve gotten highly upset at the simple fact my body isnt functioning 100%. shes deciding for whatever reason for the moment to function at say…89%…
its funny how a doctors appointment can completely put one in perspective with simply being human and potentially fallible. ill speak for myself- i take my body, my machine, my temple for granted. hear me out. i do and i dont. i work out daily, i sweat, i fuel it the best i can (most of the time), i detox it, i supplement it. i massage it. but i dont remember to honor it as much as i could. as much as “it” would probably like to hear. i forget. i wake up, my feet hit the floor every morning faithfully without complaint, my legs carry me through this life, and my arms still choose to hug and cradle those around me. all of this without any whisper of a complaint. it shows up for me. and this is where i could revere, praise, and honor much more than i do. i really do have much gratitude for my strong body and the way it functions. and this gratitude really shows up when i go to the doctor and they tell me that “its” trying to tell me something (the reason i went to the doc in the first place is that i could sense i was being told something…).
so now its just a lil tweak here, and a little love there to getter back to 100%.
instead of complaining…i view this as a gift. an opportunity to practice self-care. an opportunity to be grateful for paying attention to my needs. no complaints needed. just a smile and a little affection.
our bodies are our temple. they house our most brilliant, fiery, wild souls. our bodies are the gatekeeper to our divine. we must not neglect. we must polish it and keep it shiny.