If you have a negative attitude towards your body but you want better health or a slimmer figure then changing your thoughts is an important place to start. Our thoughts not only affect how we feel, but when attention is given to negative thought repeatedly it manifests into a physical problem or illness, and at worse a disease. It’s easy to forget all the amazing things our body does for us without even consciously knowing it and we rarely appreciate our miracle machine, so why are we so hard on ourselves?
I love this extract from the Teachings of Abraham which is a powerful technique to help us change our thoughts and let go of our criticisms by telling a different story.
I am impressed with the stability of the human body and the intelligence of the cells that make up the human body as I notice how my body accomplishes so many important functions without my conscious involvement.
I like that it is not my conscious responsibility to move the blood through my veins or the air through my lungs. I like that my body knows how to do that and does that so well. The human body in general is quite an amazing thing; an intelligent flexible, durable, resilient, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching thing.
My own body serves me very well. I love my exploration of life through my physical body. I enjoy my stamina and flexibility, I like living my life in my body.
I am so pleased with my eyes that look out into this world, seeing near and far from where I stand, distinguishing shapes and colours with such vivid perception of depths and distances. I so enjoy my body’s ability to hear and smell and taste and feel. I love the tactile, sensual content of this planet and my life in my wonderful body.
I feel appreciation and fascination for my body’s self-patching ability as I watch wounds cover over with new skin, and as I discover renewed resiliency when traumas to my body occur. I am so aware of my body’s flexibility, my finger’s dexterity, and the immediate response that my muscles show to any task I attempt.
I like understanding that my body knows how to be well and is always moving towards wellness, and that as I do not get in the way of that with negative thoughts, wellness must prevail. I like understanding the value of my emotions, and I understand that I have the ability to achieve and maintain physical well being because I have the ability to find and maintain happy thoughts.
On any day in this world, even when some things in my body may not be at their best, I am ever aware that far, far, far, far more things are functioning as they should, and that the aspects of well-being of my body are dominant.
And most of all, I love my body’s quick response to my attention and intentions. I love understanding my mind-body-spirit connections and the powerful productive qualities of my deliberate alignment.
I love living life in my body.
I feel such appreciation for this experience.
I feel good.
~ The Teachings of Abraham