This month I’m participating in #reverb10. Every day a new prompt is issued and I will write my response. The goal is to reflect on 2010 and manifest what’s next in 2011. Want to learn more? Visit www.reverb10.com.
I'm a couple of days behind due to a completely unproductive weekend, so I'm playing catch-up!
Prompt: Body integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn't mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
I think I've spent 2010 trying to make my body not feel like this anymore:
Body integration? This actually sounds like the equivalent of a unicorn – completely unbelievable yet totally blissful to think about. I don't feel I've ever had a cohesive ME, without the separation of mind and body. My body has been my focus for 2010- trying to make it be better, smaller, healthier.
As the year has passed, I've found most of the struggles I've had revolved around my mind, not around my body. I asked my body to swim, walk, jog, Zumba, spin and pose for yoga. It's done all of it. My mind on the other hand? It's sticking it's tongue out at me. If I have one part of the “body integration equation” working, the other will rebel.
2011 is finding a balance. How does my attitude need to shift? How does my brain need to start thinking about food, friends, anxiety, stress and sleep? How can I continue the body actions while bringing the mind into focus also?