If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred

Dear Body.

I’m so sorry.  I haven’t treated you right. I have hated you and wished you were different. Hardly a day has gone by that I haven’t obsessed over some “flaw” or wished I resemebled what media tells us a beautiful woman should look like.  Really.  I’m sorry I have hated you so and wished you were different.  I was wrong.

“Revere the body and care for it, for it is a temple.” — Swami Muktananda

For the first time in ages, I’ve begun to realize how wrong and disillusioned I was.  I’ve had brief glimmers of loving my reflection.  I can appreciate the strength in my curves and the power in my limbs.  My body has been so good to me, it’s never really let me down.  I guess it’s time for my mind to return the favor. So thank you body, you are strong and powerful and beautiful and I really do love you.  I know I won’t always feel this way, but I know these moments of love and gratitude will only continue to grow.

Thank you.

Me.

“Every achiever I have ever met says, “My life turned around when I began to believe in me.” — Robert Schuller

This is part of a weeklong body appreciation writing exercise that Sarah is hosting.

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One Response to If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred

  1. muchfruit says:

    I love this letter. I hope your self-love continues to grow, too.

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