I am continually inspired by women’s abilities to practice random and consistent acts of loving kindness toward the bodies of others, be it their gal pals, children, or total strangers. So often when it comes down to body (self) love, judgment gets in the way and blocks our ability to shower or even sprinkle love and acceptance on our bodies.
I remember very clearly experiencing my body differently when I became pregnant. My body became a sacred space not completely familiar though natural and special. I discovered myself in a very different relationship with my body as I began a relationship with the child I was carrying. I practiced a gentle loving kindness toward her (my body) like none I had ever experienced. I noticed it in the way I practiced self care in so many of my daily life choices; rest, touch, play, food, pleasure of many sorts, and especially compassion. In a way, my body was my child and my child was my body. This experience gave me a touchstone to return to over and over as I strengthened my ability to love and accept my body even after my pregnancies.
You may be hearing an internal voice saying you did not have this experience during pregnancy. If you have never been pregnant and do not intend to be pregnant you may be feeling this is irrelevant. Not so. You can create your own touchstone experience to foster a sacred loving relationship between yourself and your body.
Let’s do an experiment to create an environment for random acts of loving kindness toward your body. Perhaps it will activate curiosity or enough positive
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