"Our Body Is Our Greatest Possession."
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take some time to pause and think about health and wellness. During the busyness of life, it is easy to get caught up, tangled in the web of life. It is important to reflect upon our body. Our body is a vessel that we must take care of, it is the most important ownership that we will ever possess. Our Body. It needs our care.
I thought to share a simple exercise. It is easy and does not require much time. It works in conjunction with the body and breath, rather than requiring us to stretch our muscles it works with the bodily muscles, and the everyday accumulated energies.
Too much of any energy is not beneficial, these can be both positive or negative. As with bodily health we always want to maintain a set point of health and wellness, this can also be accounted for with our emotions. We always want to maintain an equilibrium. To further explain my thoughts please refer to Figure 1:
The Somatic movement practice uses the idea of the breath and body. We are interested to release energies to bring our being into a place of rest. Almost as though we have become re - born. It tries to connect the heart with the mind / brain. The heart is so vitally important as is the brain. The hearts importance can be symbolically interpreted when we think about its origin in the womb. It is the heart, the heart that is the first living organ that formulates in the womb, through the heart everything grows. Just as the flower that blooms from the bud.
The following exercise is just one simple exercise that is performed with a routine. It is simple and effective.
We all have our ways to develop coping mechanisms. This is just one simple exercise, there are many ways to find and maintain our emotional set point. This could be exercise, writing, running or a creative outlet. I have also been taking the time to find my set point. With all the sufferings, the bloody killings, the fires, the floods, that have happened at a rapid point over the few months, I was also getting to the negative alert zone. I had to remind my self that it was time to take a step back and find that point again. In the end if we ever hurt another being, the only person we are truly hurting is our own self. Yet, this thought should never be a burden to the self, because we are always learning and constantly evolving.
This piece of art is currently a work in progress. I wanted to share this to exemplify how the power of negative emotions can be harnessed to create a positive. Why not take this energy and create something with it, because positive or negative it is all creative energy.
For further information with regards to the Somatic practice please visit: The Center For Somatic Studies - New York
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to all beings, our body is and will be our greatest possession ever. My thoughts with love & kindness! :)
Originally hand - written on 21st June 2016 and amended on June 26th 2016.
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Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)