Why are you ignoring your oldest friend?
It’s always been there with you, holding you up in the hardest of times, crying and laughing with you, always supporting you from the ground up – and yet you steadfastly ignore it!
It talks to you all the time, tells you when it wants to exercise, rest, eat, drink, and yet you treat it rudely.
Well STOP IT! And start paying attention.
Your dog doesn’t speak your language and yet you understand everything he says, when he wants attention, feeding, drink, walkies, you treat him well and love him.
You body does the same. In it’s own language, it tells you when it needs attention, feeding, drink, exercise and rest – so why don’t you listen?
Your ego, your vanity, your fears and desires constantly over rule your oldest friend. You hate it, you punish it, in the gym, ‘no pain no gain!’ stuffing it with food that the media pushes on your subliminal desires, forcing it into uncomfortable clothes, painting it and still looking in the mirror and hating it.
Why don’t you listen? The reason is that your ego won’t shut up, it’s either distracted to every shiny object the media pushes toward you or it’s lazy, because you ate the wrong foods, drunk the wrong drinks, exercised the wrong way ands are obsessed with the little electric square you carry around all day and react like Pavlov’s dogs to every chirrup it makes.
How do you change this and listen?
Be still and aware, let your thoughts and feelings subside. Learn to be mindful.
Let your sensitivity grow. Take your mind through every part of your body, with kindness.
Talk to your oldest friend. Ask it how it feels, listen to all the minor aches and pains, because if you wait until it has to shout – it will be major illness.
Treat it with appropriate exercise and rest whilst paying attention to exactly what it needs and is asking for. Your Friend loves to exercise, to play, to have fun, to rest, to be fed, watered, there’s no need to punish it…… ever.
Treat it the same way you treat your oldest friend, it’s always been there for you and the more care you give it, the more it can give you.
2 thoughts on “Why Are You Ignoring Your Oldest Friend?”
Brilliant. It was only very recently that I realised i often ignored the body when it needed to eat, putting it off became a habit. When I became ill I noticed hunger. Strange species we are. Thank you for the reminder to listen more