We live in a world of images in which fashion trends define how your body should like year after year. This is a form of tyranny for which more & more people fall prey to, with sometimes devastating consequences. Know that having a thin body doesn’t necessarily imply that you are healthy.
That said, there is, therefore, no reason to be at war with your one’s own body. After all, the body is the ‘temple’ that holds & protect the ‘inner grail’ that is the soul. Without the body, one can simply not experience the physical world or navigate through it. It is Ehwaz in Mannaz. The body also allows us to experience the world through our senses because it is a sensual place. In our fast-paced lifestyle, we often don’t take the time to fully & consciously experience our surroundings through our 5 senses.
So with the new year drawing near, why not renew your vows to your sacred temple by truly and consciously taking care of its needs, nourishing, nurturing & healing it if necessary? Accept it, embrace it, love it, dwell in there fully & feel at home in your body. Feel free to ‘decorate’ it to your liking but stop waging war against it. Your life depends on it in so many ways…