Here's a film that can turn your vision of your body inside out and give you more appreciation for the body you live in, regardless of size, age, or condition.
Do you weigh and measure your body regularly? Do you carefully appraise your body in the mirror often? Do you struggle to give your body a certain appearance?
This film, "Google Earth for the Human Body" takes you below the skin and gives you a tour of the depth of the intricate living system of individual yet harmonious parts that coordinate in meticulous organic precision to create your home, your life and your ability to experience being here.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. This is a good time to expand your sense of gratitude for the wonder of your body, the body beneath the surface of the mirror reflection.
Consciousness of your complete body and how it works, appreciation of the wonder that it exists and can work at all, awe that it and therefore you are alive, and then gratitude that all this creation is a gift to you is what will allow real body consciousness to develop. When you see the complexity and beauty of your astounding vehicle that carries and support you and allows you to live, gratitude can flow.
You can be grateful too, for your responsibility. It's taken thousands of years for this model to develop in the process of natural evolution. Your job is simply to maintain it with the correct proportions of food, water, exercise and sleep. That too is body consciousness.
It's also health, freedom, and the gift to yourself of opportunity, joy and energy. That's a beautiful combination.
Can you watch this film with love and respect for what's under your skin? Can you develop a gratitude practice for what is working for you, unseen, 24/7 to give you life and movement to use as you choose? Please let me know.
psychotherapist and author of Healing Your Hungry Heart