Today’s plan was to love the bodies of others. Pretty easy…even though we are staying at a hotel full of cheerleaders! Yes really. Cheer camp. I can’t laugh at them, since I went to Band camp. More than once. I was mean to cheerleaders in high school. Had you asked me then, I would have been certain that it was the cheerleaders who were mean girls. But I cannot tell you one cruel thing that any cheerleader ever said or did to me. I do remember talking crap about them, making fun of them behind their backs, and assuming a level of superiority, both emotional and mental. Wow, none of that makes any sense at all to me now. As I get closer to my real self, I am able to love more authentically.
Which brings us back to today’s plan. Love all bodies. Yep, I did. Bodies are awesome. I noticed many shapes and sizes. And I saw many ways of being, ways of eating, ways of talking, ways of dressing, ways of interacting, ways of serving. I did judge some of this. But I honestly did not have a negative thought about anyone’s body today. That’s a new kind of freedom. I also ate exactly what I wanted today. And for the second day in a row, I did not feel overstuffed. No logy feeling. I naturally ate food that tastes good to me and ate the right amount for me.
I’m feeling strongly right now that these 30 days of loving my body are going to be good for my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Results that will far exceed anything I ever got from a “diet”. It’s a feeling of peace and freedom and connection.
Plan for tomorrow: notice all thoughts about my own body and flood every thought with golden liquid love.
I will let you know how it goes…