365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 118: Your Physical Body


The way I understand it, there are five aspects to who we are:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Energetic
  • Mental
  • Spiritual

These aspects or levels are interconnected in ways that we do not yet fully understand, but it is important to pay attention to all of them and be open to new ways of being and accepting their intricacies.

Yesterday I was writing about the signs we receive from the physical body and the fact that they are invitations for greater awareness. Today I want you to make a list of all the things that are creating discomfort or trouble in your body. Don’t start dwelling on what might go wrong and what you fear is going to happen. Just write down the things that are giving you signals: a knee, an eye, the heart, a hip, the many times you got colds and flues over the last year or so, the bladder, a vertebra or a disc, digestive issues; you get the idea. Whatever gives you signals of discomfort or pain is trying to get your attention. So pay attention and write it all down.

The purpose of this exercise is not to overwhelm or scare you. It’s purpose is to allow you to pay attention and become more aware; to stop ignoring what your body is trying to tell you.

Once you have your list, choose one thing that you can do immediately, right next week in order to improve the situation: make an appointment with your doctor, call a nutritionist, naturopath, osteopath, search for a new trainer; whatever you consider your next step needs to be, commit to it and do it. It all starts with a small step. Take action. It is important. Your taking action means that you are not ignoring your body anymore. One small step will lead to another and another. If you truly want them, the answers will come to you.

And you do want answers, don’t you? You want a solution. Take that little first step. Immediately.



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