Happy New Year & Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to let go and forgive & post about it ANY DAY this week! See guidelines below. ❤ You can post whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love. Maybe it’s a poem, or a story or inspiring quote, or you can share how you listened to your body like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Letting Go of Pushing My Body!
I hurt my toe a few weeks ago. I thought it was getting better, and I woke up on Monday and really looked at it. It was still pretty swollen.
So I went to the doctor. Guess what? It’s broken!
I’m an avid exerciser and this is very uncomfortable for me. I knew that I was overly rigid with exercise — I’ve had an intention to play with it more, which I hadn’t done much with up until now!
It’s an old habit that no longer serves me. ❤ And I’m ready to let this go. I have a clear intention to love myself in this new way. And to take care of myself and really listen to what my body needs. And I’m doing it!
Since I found out, I have been taking SUCH good care of myself.
I bought myself flowers.
I made turmeric and ginger tea (they are both great for inflammation).
I played the piano.
I did a healing meditation just this morning!
And most of all, I’m LOVING my body. Which is absolutely amazing, because in the past, I would have panicked to watch my body get curvier and a little teensy bit more flabby.
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Do you know what this means? I’m getting way better at embracing myself at a healthier weight, that may be more natural for me. See, to me, this toe breaking is the best thing that ever could have happened to me. It made me slow down and stop pushing myself.
It’s like I was trying to get to a finish line 🙂 that doesn’t exist. Time for Self-forgiveness:
I forgive myself for judging myself for pushing myself so hard with exercise. I forgive myself for judging myself for working harder not smarter. 🙂 I forgive myself for judging myself as needing to prove my worth in any way, shape or form (no pun intended). And what’s the truth?
The truth is that my body responds amazingly to exercise, and it can tell me what it needs if I only listen. The truth is that I am really loving myself and doing great. The truth is worthiness doesn’t even start to touch the beauty of who I am …. In fact, I am everything that I was searching to find, and I always was.
I am so excited to heal, to carve out sacred time to listen to my body, and to blossom in my natural energy and beauty. ❤ I can see myself waking up each day with new eyes, open to the adventure of exercise — and living — that is true for me. Guided by the Beloved of my heart. Now that is a positive image to pull me into a brilliant future!
I am SO SO grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are this week’s contributions:
Etta of Simply Etta D. shared her experience of self-awareness and connection from a 5-day loving meditation course. It was profound for her – go Etta!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a gorgeous poem of the Beloved — it’s an outpouring of love for all humanity illustrating the beauty of each one of us. Thank you, DeB!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote an exquisite poem on how we can live life with trust, opening our hearts, and so much more…. and receive the great gift of learning from it all. So courageous!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed an incredible poem and he’s not sure what it means exactly. To me, it’s a song of love from his heart. Such forgiveness and encouragement!
Miriam of Out An’ About gave us a wonderful song “Love is In the Air” and a personal sharing on how genuine love is in her own life. Check out her morning practice of breathing, gratitude, and affirmations!
And in case you missed it from last week: 🙂
Monique of Her Light Stays Light gave us an amazing post about her and her kids’ story of homelessness and the courage and gratitude that she walks with each day. A first-time contributor – welcome!
And a blog post that I found inspiring today:
Emily of Zombie Flamingos wrote a great post this morning with photos of her kitties. She does this every Thursday and forgot yesterday. Seeing these photos is so uplifting, what a positive image to open our hearts to love & forgiveness!
As I get back to exercise, how do I do it in a way that helps me be even more radiantly healthy and balanced? I’m not 100% sure of the answer to that. (I did check out a pilates studio!). What I do know is this: Forgiveness is a profound way to transform what I do on the outside by healing old patterns that hurt me inside.
I’d like to end with the quote from my tea bag from when I made myself turmeric tea – how perfect is this for a forgiveness coach (and student!)?
I love you.
***This post is my contribution for The Daily Post’s Sweet and Frank’s Challenge, In My Life. Frank, exercise and treating myself well are such important parts of my life, and I am discovering how to do this in a way that better supports my natural energy and well-being. It’s a new chapter of my life – best one yet!***
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Write a poem, take a photo, post a quote, share your story … what opens your heart?
- Include #ForgivingFridays in your tags
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you.
- Have fun – you are awesome!!