Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I just wanted to take a quick minute to write and say that I have looked forward all day to getting home and charting my GREAT day on my SparkPeople account. I am super proud of myself today! It’s been a long one and I’m sleepy, but I would love to share this with you – it is a prayer/meditation I learned while at treatment for an eating disorder. I say it before meals as a reminder to eat (and live!) mindfully and in the present moment. Also, I have a tendency to constantly criticize myself and this reminds me that no matter what my body looks like, I am a spiritual, beautiful, passionate, WORTHY being. And so are all of you!
“Body, you are a gift from God. I love you because you are the vessel that holds my spirit. You are lovely inside and outside. God, help me to treat myself with love and respect. Grant me the courage and strength to care for my body and nourish it in healthy ways. I give thanks for this miracle of new energy that brings my body, mind, and spirit new life. Amen.”