When you were born, each part of your body formed the way it was meant to. You might have the family nose, be taller than your parents, crooked teeth, one limb less, a genetic disorder that has been handed down or that developed inside you, or unique hair. The list is endless of differences, but that’s because this post would be never ending if we were to list all the differences in each individual. That’s the cool thing about being you. No one has everything you have. Even identical twins have some differences.
Your body adapts to the environment. Yes, some of us need a little help from medicine or tools, but for the most part, your body figures it out. Your body is the vehicle that drives you through life and your mind and soul are the co-pilots. You can get alterations or lose some parts, but you can’t replace the entire body. It’s like a car that keeps on rollin, no matter what. So keep it oiled, lubed, and well tuned. Yes, that sounded kind of, er….okay. Take care of it. Embrace it.
Your body is looking out for your mind and soul, saying, ‘there’s a virus in here and I’m gonna fight like hell to get rid of it”. While your body is in this fencing match with the virus, it might produce fever, sweats, coughs, and other things that make you feel bad. Your mind and soul are fatigued, depressed, zoned, worrying ‘how did I get sick?’. Then, your body claims victory, you shower off the sick, and your body is proud it won the battle. Your mind and soul are feeling so refreshed, you want to get out in the sunshine and your body is ready to take you there. When you break a bone or scrape a knee, it heals, so it can continue with you on the life journey. It completes the trinity of the body, mind, and soul.
Embrace that curve, that limb, that stutter, that spine, that silence. Your body loves you without judgement. You can return this love by pampering it, getting enough physical exercise, mental exercise, and therapy to keep it in the best shape it can be in. Treat your body with kindness and nurture it, the way you would nurture a small child.
When you feel different, remember that you’re supposed to be different. When someone tries intimidating you for your differences, it’s them. They are the ones who aren’t happy with their bodies. They are the ones whose minds and souls are in a jumbled up place and they project it onto other people to feed their egos. Make those people invisible in your world.
Go put on those jeans you paid too much for. Wear something flashy that you used to think only someone else could pull off. Get a mani-pedi, if that’s your thing. Get a new doo. Treat it as you would a new home you just moved into and are excited to decorate. Dance and let everyone watch. Audition for the lead. There’s nothing more attractive than self esteem.
This is your body. It’s rockin’! It’s smokin’ hot. It’s beautiful just the way it is. Own it. Cherish it. Celebrate it. Love it.