My body isn't "perfect" and it's taken me a long time to come to accept her, just as she is. I used to focus only on the things that I didn't like about my body. But I've come to appreciate my overall health.
When I am fully present with her, she helps me tune in to my experiences and she communicates how I'm feeling. My emotions, which I used to ignore, are now important sources of information about my needs, what's right and wrong for me, and the direction I want to go next. Through my body, I express my uniqueness, and take action toward my purpose.
My body is not my enemy and I don't want to fight with her anymore. Those unrealistic expectations I used to have of her only kept me from living liberated and empowered.
I've released any desire of having the "perfect" body. I want her to be healthy and full of passion and energy so I can do all the fun things I want to do.
I am grateful to my body for holding my innate wisdom, personal power, and inner guidance system to my personal freedom.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
(Thich Nhat Hanh)