Your physical body holds your story, and within this, it is a good exercise to set time aside and reflect on all of the things in your life that has brought you to where you are.
For example, if you just lost a loved one, or your job, this will probably take a toll on your physical body due to stress, grief, worry, and perhaps the less healthy food and exercise habits that can accompany the stresses in life. It is important to take a moment and reflect on all that you have been through and to identify how it has played a role in your health and your body.
Once you have taken the time to reflect on this, the next step is to practice being your own best friend. If your friend just told you the story you just spent time reflecting on, wouldn’t you feel accepting and nurturing to your friend? This is the kind of practice you should employ onto yourself. This is the practice that cultivates a quality of deep inner acceptance and compassion for yourself. Once you can see how what you have been through, and what factors played a role in your current health status, you can recognize that you did the best you could with the knowledge and circumstances of your life. Repeat: acknowledge you did your best based on the knowledge you had, however when you know better, you can choose to live better.
Take The Challenge:
1. Set Aside 15 minutes to sit with this and reflect on self acceptance
2. Decide what one change you can make today that will bring you closer to the life you know you deserve to be living. Keep it simple, you can try integrating Meditation as a practice to get more connected to who you are which is the home of self acceptance. In your true nature you are only perfect, and perfection is your true nature. Meditation helps guide us to our true nature.