Affirmation: I Love My Body.
Can you say it? Can you believe it? I must admit it’s quite a challenge. Recently, someone asked me if I liked my body. I said “no.” Afterwards, I was so disappointed. Here I’ve been affirming it for months but my gut reaction to the question in no way reflected my goal. Not only am I am integral part of the American society with all the hang-ups presented to us through the media about the female image, I have also had quite a bit of pain, not to mention, cancer, throughout the years. After talking to my chiropractor and re-evaluating how I visualized my body, I decided it was time to change my thinking and so, I came up with the above affirmation. Oh, there’s much more to it. I tell myself I am strong, resilient, flexible, powerful. Any words that affirm this body in a positive light. When I took the time to closely examine how I could feel about my body, I realized I was only focusing on the negative and had totally neglected the positive aspects; like the fact that most of my body does not hurt, or that I have produced the miracle of three healthy children. My body is a miracle unto itself. I understand so little of how it operates but it does; most of it in good working order, miraculously. So, I am making a very conscious effort to value my body, to believe in its ability to heal itself, to be strong and healthy. I believe it begins by loving it.