Sitting with THIS body (Day #12)

Oh, this body! What a complicated thing it is!

I don’t mean the body itself is complicated. (I mean, no more complicated than most everyone else’s body. Don’t get me wrong, I think the human body can be pretty fantastic. All of the pieces working together–at least for the most part.)

But my body–my mind’s relationship to my body–well, that’s a whole different thing.

For most of my life, it’s been a love/hate kid of thing.

But meditation reminds me to come home–not to just any body, but THIS BODY. The one I have, with all of its good and all of its less-than-perfect parts.

Every year that I’ve engaged in Sharon’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge, the week of focusing on the body has been the most difficult.

But every year’s challenge has been/continues to be an opportunity to try to approach the body in a more neutral way, less judgmental. (Can I bring my attention to this body and just be with it exactly as it is?)

It’s not easy.

But what is easy?

And if something is easy, do we forget about it quickly and move on?

Maybe it’s a good thing to be challenged to stay in the body.

This body.

My body.

HOME.

Right on.

May we all be safe. May we all be happy. May we all be healthy. May we all be at peace.

 

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