Becoming Aware

We attract what we’re meant to because we’re aware & self-empowered enough to choose most of the time. Other times we have lessons to learn”  – Jay Woodman

I was having a massage the other day by a Physiotherapist and she said, so many people come in for treatment and yet are not aware of what their bodies need or their limitations.

I have heard this from people who have just been given a tragic diagnosis as well, when they say “I never knew.”  Why are we not aware?  I have found that when I became aware and conscious of my thoughts and beliefs, I became aware of my body and all that it needs.

“Be afraid of nothing but be aware of everything.” Rajan Shrestha

I believe we can’t do one without the other.  We must first become conscious of ourselves, our thoughts and our beliefs and work out why we do what we do.  It is then we can start to know who we are and what we need.

When we ignore the signs and warnings that our bodies give us, we are ignoring our needs from being met and what could be important than your life?  You cannot rewind time, so when you trust that your body will tell you what you need, you will learn to live a healthy long life.

This of course does not happen with a switch of thought but rather through a practise of stillness and meditation regularly, and overtime you will become aware and learn to feel and know what you need.

How often have you felt tired, exhausted and run down, only to tell yourself “I cannot stop, I need to keep going”.  When we respect our bodies and nurture ourselves regularly, we will learn that a short break is far easier to do, than a long haul in hospital or in bed.

There is only one you, there is only one life.  You make all the decisions and choices that create the life you are living, so become responsible in those choices and enjoy the immense love and joy that is waiting in life for you to experience.

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann

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