Reflections

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  1. KC

    Deep appreciation, humility, curiosity, awe, and an invitation to keep listening, attending, honouring, opening, surrendering, valuing, loving, connecting, expressing, sharing…

    2 years ago
  2. sparrow

    An absolute sense of awe . . .
    every day
    I am struck by the wonder of my cats’ bodies . . .
    the attention to detail,
    each little hair,
    tiny curved claws,
    bright, sparkling eyes . . .
    looking,
    tender little noses that quiver with life,
    whiskers observing the world in their own way,
    ears like little radars,
    a tail for balance and emotion . . .
    not to mention breath and purr
    and beating heart.It’s the same with my own body . . .
    amazing how everything works together;,
    each part of me
    serving a purpose,
    keeping me alive to this world.
    I savor my senses
    and stretch their abilities,
    just for fun.
    I love that my body
    has brought life into the world
    all on its own,
    the way my heart beats
    all on its own,
    and then
    there is the spark that lives within this body.
    Truly,
    there is nothing more profound
    than what we have been given.

    2 years ago
  3. d
    db82258

    to blossom, in appreciation of your strong roots, and with deep apologies to Rupi Kaur

    “Look down at your body and whisper, there is no place like home.”

    Since day 1 I was given everything I need in myself, it’s the world that I lived in that tried to convince me otherwise.

    Science is a wonder, a true wonder, without which, I would not be here.

    2 years ago
  4. Don Jones

    A clarity now that having seen beyond the illusion of one which is actually three. But nevertheless, the interplay of the body, mind and life energy makes it all the more wonderous.

    2 years ago
  5. Eeevvv

    I am so grateful for my body, it is a valid companion in adventures and a sincere friend if I listen to it carefully. In his own way he always tells me what I need. His communication skills surprise me because sometimes he understands my problems and warns me before my mind does.

    2 years ago
  6. Barb C

    Much appreciation for what it does, some fleeting sense of “I used to be able to”, and a reminder that all the things it’s capable of are not dependent on whether or not I have visible abs.

    2 years ago
  7. Hermann-Josef

    It is said that it is not easy to get a human body. We have to use the body wisely. To have a human body is the only way to realize god.
    Manushatvam, Mumukshutvam Mahapurush samshrayah..

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      beautiful

      2 years ago
  8. c
    carol

    me , myself and I– appreciation– when I look out at the suffering we collectively impose– sadness– If I wonder about my living body, then I must wonder about others, there enjoyment of this being of the human form. The world values demand that many must be left to suffer the sensations of hunger, pains of treatable diseases, the lack of life promoting housing, etc. And then there is the loss of birthright of a healthy body due to malnutrition in the developing years. Has charity become what is done in the absence of upholding human rights.

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      Carol, this question is going to stay with me: “Has charity become what is done in the absence of upholding human rights?”

      2 years ago
      1. c
        carol

        This has stayed with me since I first heard it about 20 years ago on an NPR radio interview of a southern nation human rights activist. If I remember a bit more correctly, she said– Charity occurs in the absence of human rights.

        2 years ago
  9. Charlie T

    Mostly gratitude, but also a fair amount of worry. My body has allowed me to do so much, even though injury and sickness, it has kept going. This heart has been beating non stop for 58+years. I haven’t always treated it well, and I have the scars as reminders. It’s not a perfect body, but it’s what I have to work with, and I will take some time today to reflect and honor this gift. .

    2 years ago
  10. Carol

    Compassion arises in me because I have seen so many children struggle with major diseases; Compassion for all of the families who are grieving due to the loss of their loved one’s from gun violence; Gratefulness to my body that has brought me to the age of 80 even though I did not always treat it well.

    2 years ago
  11. Mary Pat

    Gratefulness for all the “working parts” after almost 74 years of walking around this earth. I have stopped at different times in my life and told my body how grateful I am, more so lately, now that I am old. It is a wonder!

    2 years ago
  12. Mike

    Gratefulness for science and medicine that continues to figure out how to keep this body functioning past its “best if used by” date.

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      Ha, thank you for the laugh with the “best if used by” comment. When my body makes those creaking or snapping sounds or something doesn’t work the way I remember it used to be able to, I sometimes say “I guess I’m past my warranty”.

      2 years ago
  13. Laura

    Appreciation and respect. Every part, every function of a human body is a miracle. It’s good to be reminded to handle them with care.

    2 years ago
  14. Javier Visionquest

    The anxiety that I imagine one would feel crossing a cold, dark, and mysterious ocean toward uncertain shores in a creaky, old wooden sailing ship.

    2 years ago
    1. sparrow

      I add my thanks,
      dear Javier . . .

      2 years ago
    2. Y
      Yram

      Thank you for this imaginative response.

      2 years ago
  15. csalt

    Awe, Wonder, Gratitude, Sense of Unworthiness,
    desire to worship He ” who knit me together in my Mother’s womb” and to have a sense of the unfathomable love of The Most Holy Trinity

    2 years ago
  16. sunnypatti48317

    I’m so grateful for this vessel that I get to live in. It’s mind-blowing what it does, and I am prompted daily to do my part to take care of it so that it can continue to function well.

    2 years ago
    1. csalt

      Taking care of it really demostrates your gratitude sunnypatti. Good wishes to you.

      2 years ago
  17. Holly in Ohio

    I can still see. What a miracle seeing is! What an amzaing thing it is to be able to read!

    I can hear. What a gift to hear the cacaphony of birdsong this morning! And music…. oh the wonders of music!

    I can taste. I’m a “foodie.” I love international tastes. I love that I can experience cultures this way. That I can experience the life of a peach grown on a tree!

    I can walk, and move, and even dance! (not well, but hey… ). I can sing, I can hug! I can touch… the soft nose of a horse, the face of a child, the bark of a tree, a cold stone….

    2 years ago
    1. Eeevvv

      Thank you, Holly, for reminding me that the most beautiful things are sometimes just the simplest that we take for granted

      2 years ago
    2. Carol

      Holly, Your words are poetry. Thank you.

      2 years ago
  18. Julian Daal Childers

    It’s ability to adapt and heal.

    2 years ago
  19. Chester

    Wonder-ful gratitude.

    2 years ago
  20. O.Christina

    Amazement and humility about the wonder of it all

    2 years ago
  21. Kevin

    My wonderous living body reminds me to take my medicine, do my PT stretches, charge my spinal cord implant, and go find a cup of coffee!

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Yes, Kevin…it is wise to listen to one’s body. It will never lie to us so why are we so prone to ignore it’s voice???

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Oh yeah, sometimes the greater problem is, however, when my body is telling me NO and I go ahead and do something that I know I will pay a price for afterwards! OUCH! 🤪

        2 years ago
        1. Carol

          I hear you and I can relate…after 12 compression fractures in my back and a triple fusion in my neck, you’d think I would learn!

          2 years ago
  22. EJP

    Sincere gratitude for every heartbeat and every breath.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Amazement and gratitude 🙂

    2 years ago
  24. Antoinette

    Humbleness arises in when I look deeply inside the body. I’m aware of body of the whole universe inside this body and that there is no separation between this body and the whole- which is everything. I’m also full of gratitude that all the parts of this body are in flow . This allows “ me” to let go of the self made human mind world which is false and see things from the truth- letting go is a blessing. Thank you for the question.

    2 years ago

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