Care for your body ~ Self-love and self-acceptance are the ultimate acts of self-care.
Two weeks ago I wrote about attending a yoga nidra retreat. (Read the post). An important part of our yoga nidra experience was sankalpa. Sankalpa is an “idea or notion formed in the heart or mind, a solemn vow or determination to perform, a desire, volition or will.” The instructor invited us to state our sankalpa at the beginning and again at the end our practice.
Mine was to love myself and my body.
Lo’ and behold….. I drew this card. The Universe is reminding me of my sankalpa. So often I forget about all the wonderful things I experience on retreat when I return home and get into my “busyness.”
Not this time. I am grateful for the lovely reminder this week.
I have never loved my body. I look in the mirror and I see saggy skin, my heavy thighs, etc…….. it’s a long list.
My inner critic works overtime. Can you relate?
So this week I am sharing a lovely quote from one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Byron Katie, who has taught me to question my negative thoughts – about everything.
My wish for you this week is that when you look in the mirror you see the beautiful soul that you are and if YOUR inner critic starts to speak ask, “Is this true? Is it really true? How do I behave when I believe it to be true?”
Silence that negative inner voice with loving kindness:
May I be safe.
May I be healthy.
May I now my true nature.
May I be at peace.