Whoever invented ‘one size fits all’ clothing really needs to eat a cookie or something.
My doc: You don’t look 35.
Me: I don’t feel 35.
Her: You look 10 years younger at least.
Me: That’s pretty much how i feel.
Her: That’s good. Keep living like that. Feel young and enjoy life.
Me: That’s the plan. :)
This is a practice that i have found pretty interesting and i wanted to share. I call it the “Bedtime Comfort Challenge.”
Basically when you go to bed each night, you ask yourself: “What can I do to be even more comfortable than i am right now?”
If you listen to your body closely you will always find more and more things you can do to feel even more comfortable. It could mean changing positions, or spreading your legs a little more, or noticing your jaw is tense and relaxing it, or relaxing your forehead, or moving your arm a little more to the left, or shifting a boob… You get the picture. You ask yourself that question again and again and act accordingly until you are so comfortable that you are practically melting into the mattress.
If you repeat this process on a regular basis, you’ll benefit in 4 ways:
1) You practice bringing yourself into the NOW. In those moments, you are not lost in thought, reviewing the previous day or worrying about the next one, you are here and now, in this bed, in this moment.
2) You start training yourself to bring your awareness down into the body and to what it needs. For many of us, we are so ‘in our heads’ most of the time that often we forget there is a body attached.
3) You start getting used to paying attention to what makes you feel good, and to go in the direction of it. As that becomes more habitual, you’ll see it apply to other things in your life as well – finding the thoughts, words or actions that feel good to you and going in the direction of them.
4) Its just really freaking comfortable and relaxing, and our bodies, minds and souls deserve that.. :)
“Every cell in the body is programmed to work collaboratively with every other cell, so together they can promote the healthy functioning of the organ they’re part of. You and I are the same; we’re programmed to work collaboratively with each other in order to promote the healthy functioning of civilization. But just as a cancer cell is a cell that goes insane, disconnecting from its natural programming and going off to do its own thing instead, so a malignant consciousness has come to dominate the human race, luring us into self-centered and competitive rather than collaborative attitudes toward each other. The body can heal though, and so can a civilization. Cells, and people, can remember who they really are and why they’re really here. Then all is well.”
– Marianne Williamson
Notice how when you get hurt or feel pain, you instantly and intuitively put your hand on the area. This is because your hands have healing powers. You already know this on a subconscious level; now all that’s left is becoming consciously aware of it.
What’s the point of finding a “cure” for cancer or any other disease if we continue living the same lifestyles and thinking the same thoughts that caused the disease (dis-ease) in the first place?
If we spent half as much time and energy on slowing down, breathing deep, doing what we love, nurturing our bodies, eating high vibrational foods, meditating, speaking from the heart, drinking lots of water, feeling good and loving ourselves in mind, body and soul, we would eventually “cure” all dis-ease anyway. It would simply become a non-issue.
~ Shira Tamir
This is hanging in the shower of the place we’re currently staying at on our trip to California. As much as it may sound like hippie BS, it actually feels great reading it to yourself while showering. :)
EDIT: So great, in fact, that I actually decided to sell a printable version of this affirmation on my Etsy shop.