Listening to Your Body – A New Body Corporate

If our bodies were a company we would be in all sorts of trouble!

Imagine a company that was trying to poison its staff. Imagine the global response if the company tried to tell the world that what they are giving staff is a treat for all the hard work they’ve put in, or that they are only poisoning people a little bit.

Yet as owners of our bodies we eat foods every day that our bodies respond to like they are a poison, such as alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. But we say to ourselves that we are only drinking or eating a little bit, or that we are giving ourselves a treat or reward.

There is often outcry over the way some companies ignore the concerns and wishes of the people who work for them and the place they operate. Unsafe work practice or working people until they get sick is seen as abusive behaviour and something not to be tolerated. How would the world respond if the company tried to explain to the world that the staff just needed to push through to meet their deadline and production needs, again and again?

Yet as owners of our bodies, how often do we ignore the messages our bodies are giving us? How often do we keep pushing our body to the point of ill health? How often do we put a deadline ahead of our own wellbeing?

How long would the world accept a company’s apology and affirmation that they “will do better,” if they returned to the same old behaviours once people stopped looking? Yet as owners of our own bodies, once the ‘symptoms’ have gone how often do we return to the same behaviours that caused the issues in the first place?

It would seem that we as humans have body issues beyond how we look. We seem to abuse, push, and or suppress the wealth of information that our body provides day in day out. We seem to accept that our body is something to be driven, often responding with resentment when it ‘fails’ us, not taking note of what we have put it through.

The truth is our body, when we listen to it, has a level of productivity and rhythm of living that can outdo any corporate CEO’s output.

If we take the time to listen, observe and respond to what our sleep, our cravings, our energy levels, and our emotional stability is showing us, we will begin to discover a whole new body corporate.

Inspired by the Universal Medicine audio “The Way of the Livingness 19”

by Joel Levin

Further reading:
The Body is the Marker of All Truth
The Body Knows
I Found Observing My Body Is A Great Support

1,148 thoughts on “Listening to Your Body – A New Body Corporate

  1. A company is always changing and willing adjust to the changes to make sure that it stays productive and healthy, but we rarely if at all take the same care when it comes to our body until we get a reminder from our body in the form of an accident or illness

  2. I love how you compare how we treat our body to how we treat our body, you are right there would be an outcry and it would be in the media if a company was poisoning all its staff, but we willingly do this every day to our bodies.

  3. Like any active and productive company, the body never stops speaking, and like any company it is up to us to listen and adjust our way of living and working.

  4. I have been to a few events recently that have included competitions and raffles. The prizes for these have been mostly alcohol or sweets and chocolate, in huge amounts. What does it say about us if we assume that everyone wants these substances as a reward – substances that are actually poisoning us ?

  5. Its a great analogy Joel, and feeds both ways. As we learn to listen to our bodies and have more self respect then equally that ripples out into our lives, our work place. It puts a different quality back into a body corporate and starts to effect a change there as well.

  6. There is a whole another level of awareness that we have access to living in connection to, an intelligence that can only reflect the truth in any moment, of the quality of our every move. Our bodies, that we are all born with into this world is our truest guide to living the potential of everything that we are here to live, as Souls in this plane of life. As such it is wise to develop a loving and honouring with this vessel that is everywhere we are, every breath we take.

  7. Love the analogy here Joel, it opens up the way we look and are with our bodies as often if we can see something through someone else eyes, we are more open to seeing it.

  8. Change the management from the mind to the body and you “discover a whole new body corporate” – one that works harmoniously.

  9. In corporate it is almost a ‘dirty’ word to talk about your body or have true care for your body. The body just has to do what is needed for the work and what the mind dictates it to do. Whereas the body actually is an amazing teacher, with a perfect symbolism, for any director, company owner, manager or team member to learn from.

  10. Even if a friend did this to us we would quickly pull them up, yet we so often treat ourselves then much less than what we deserve.

  11. Replacing the word ‘treat’ with ‘poison’ exposes what we are actually doing to ourselves when we choose NOT to discern what we eat. It’s an interesting science, that we actively consume foods that do toxify our bodies, and disguise these behaviours as harmless ‘treats’ or something that is okay as long as it’s not in excess. Would we say the same if we were presented with ‘real’ poison?

  12. I still give myself a reward or treat at the end of the day through food or a sleep in the next morning. I love food and I can cook a great feed too. I eat very healthy. I love sleeping too especially a little longer than I need to and also can sleep during the day – I thoroughly enjoy this more than to go out and visit friends. It catches me out though if I eat too much I get sleepy later on or if I sleep in its puts pressure on my body to complete what I am responsible to live the way I know that actually returns vitality and clarity to wellbeing anyway. Looking after your body corporate returns a great profit.

  13. “The truth is our body, when we listen to it, has a level of productivity and rhythm of living that can outdo any corporate CEO’s output.” This is so true Joel. It is quite amazing not only how much can be acheived, but also the quality of what we are doing when we listen to our bodies and stay connected to them and all that they have to offer us.

  14. I love the wisdom shared here Joel, many people would benefit from calling a company meeting and setting new standards and values with the way they are living and caring for their bodies.

  15. The body corporate that you describe here Joel, if lived, would change the world within a very short time.

  16. WHS is very strictly adhered to in most workplaces because of fear of litigation and workers compensation. Imagine if we took care of ourselves with the same diligence and care out of Love and not fear.

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