A Letter To My Body

Dearest Body,

I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused you. I’m sorry I haven’t always listened to you, especially in the moments you’ve cried out in agony just wanting and hoping that I would listen… only to hear silence. I’m sorry for all of the times I treated you like garbage and disrespected you.

I’m especially sorry for the times others took advantage of you and I did nothing to stop it. I was afraid of what might happen, I was afraid of what they would do to us, so I allowed it. I’m sorry for all the shame, hatred, and disappointment I put onto you and blamed you for. I’m sorry I picked you apart and pointed out all of the things that we’re wrong with you.

I’m sorry I blamed and hated you during the times you were just trying to keep me safe. I didn’t understand it at the time… I didn’t know you were protecting me.

Please forgive me for all of the ways you’ve stood by me and supported me no matter what. You’ve always been there for me and I swear to you from now on I’m going to do my best to be a good friend, lover, and support to you. You deserve that.

I promise to listen, learn, and take care of you through the ups and downs. I will play with you, move you, and be inspired by what you desire and more importantly I will listen and stand by you in your no. You have every right to say NO.

I promise to lead with your YES, your whole hearted heart exploding yes! I will do that for you because I love you… because you are worthy of my love and deserving of care.

I won’t always be perfect but you know that and I’m going to dedicate my life to practicing and making progress to be your best friend. After all you are the home to my soul. Please forgive me… I didn’t know and now that I know, I can do better and I will do better.

Sincerely- me [your soul]

This was a letter I wrote to my body, it was a long time coming and the time felt right. For decades I had abandoned and abused her. No more. I invite you to consider doing the same and remember…

Love her... she’s the body you’ve got, the body you were born with. 
She carries your pain and sorrow. She celebrates you in your joy & love. 
She helps you move and wiggle. She is always there for you like a BFF. Have you been as loyal to her? 
If your body was a person, a lover, what kind of partner would you be? Would you hold her when she’s sad, comfort her when she’s not feeling her best, or would you punish & abuse her? 
It’s time we stop abandoning and abusing the house that holds our souls. Don’t set her on fire 🔥 just because she’s got a few bumps and bruises...

Her foundation is good and her structure is sound. 
She’s got character from all the adventures she’s been through and all the storms she’s weathered. 
Love her, care for her, and let her know you appreciate her and she will do you no harm. 
If she feels like she’s against you at times, she isn’t. She’s just trying to tell you there’s something wrong. 💕
Listen to her... She has wisdom and value. She knows what’s best. She is a trusted friend. 
Love her deeply and treat her gently, for she will carry you until it’s time to rest... she will die but you will carry on. What a beautiful gift she gives you so that your soul can live on.💕

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