Beauty triumphs over the suffering inherent in life.
Trusting that all is well in your worlds…. My theme for this month’s musing is the Body Beautiful– some Body LOVE! Do you feel at home in your Body Beautiful? If not, why not? How are you feeling these days? For myself, the body is talking and I must listen! Changes in my sensual sensitivities in general,but specifically a heightened sense of awareness of what I can and cannot put into the body anymore is serious. And, with an important election year at our doorstep in a few weeks in the US and in CA, the food supply issue is at the forefront.
The fact that as we evolve as beings, our bodies are becoming more sensitive, even those of us who eat pretty close to the earth and simple are really needing to pay closer attention. With the whole GMO issue, it’s now time more than ever to take action not only to eat local, organic and from the farmer’s market, but to seriously look into growing our own food! Just do your best to eat what feels life-giving, healthy, nourishing….and if in the US, get out to VOTE on November 6 to get the labeling of non-GMO Prop 37 passed. We are all in this together, right?
In addition to making little adjustments almost every day on what I choose to feed the Body Beautiful, I am finding that my inner happiness/health rests in part on the quality and awareness of my breath. A deep breathing practice, not rigid, but daily, has been such a wonder and “game changer” when feeling any stress, tension, and especially to move me right back into the present moment. Ahhhhhhh…..
Next, movement of the Body Beautiful on a daily basis. Anything will do! What do you love to do to get moving? I love tennis with friends, walking either in solitude or with friends on long stretches of beaches or hiking up in the hills and woods…. Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, running, roller blading, ecstatic dance, Nia dance, 5 Rhythms, anything to get the body moving! I’ve tried em’ all and love em’ all, but when it comes down to it these days, simple and easy is what I’m drawn to…What are you drawn to?
Mother Nature calls and the bottom line is, I love being under the big sky and touching the earth, it’s grounding and just feels good. Putting on a pair of shoes and just walking… breathing in clean O2, feeling the gratitude and joy of being alive on this glorious planet at this glorious time.
Until Next time…
Much BODY love and beauty,
(anything by her!) but especially the classic
*The book is a must have for your book shelf!
Loving without the Pressure of Perfection
Great Online Zine
A simple guide outlining a few nice breathing practices.
An amazing and simple full-body sensory movement modality…..
“If you do not take care of your body, where will you live?”