[Note: this is Day 5 (and 6!) of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join in as well through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.]
My check-in today is going to be very brief. I’m feeling the need for a mini-break from the computer. My screen-time has been off the charts this past week and I need a couple of days to go dark and more internal. I will be back on Monday.
In the meantime, if you would like a larger does of Expedition inspiration, I highly suggest reading Emma’s comment on yesterday’s post.
This part in particular speaks directly to one reason why I believe the practice of deep self-care is so vital.
Writing all the above, I’m putting together that this Fundamental Body Shame that is part of our culture is part of the same disconnect that is the way we treat the Earth, the way we treat women, the way we oppress people, etc. It’s all connected.
What does it do to an embodied being to reject its own body?
Of course we can barely feel our connection to the Earth or each other. We are rejecting our bodies while living in them.
I guess these thoughts are all thoughts I’ve had before, but what I have now is an actual experience of what the alternative is–what it feels like to not reject my body. It’s quite nice. :-)
For you, this weekend:
What would best serve you and your Expedition this weekend? What would help you sink deeper into your own self-care practice and reflections on this, the midpoint, of our time together?