The Body Will Never Tell You A Lie

“The body is the marker of all Truth.” (Serge Benhayon)

What exactly does that quote mean? What if it was to be put this way? “The body never lies to you.” However, the mind is a genius when it comes to justifying our ill behaviours that prevent us from having true health and well-being. What I mean by that is, those thoughts and that voice in our head that convince us that something is “alright” “just fine” or “it’ll be okay”, when you absolutely know that it won’t be.

Take food for example, because we all ‘feel’ food and can relate to it on a daily basis. You can feel not to have that extra serving or even a particular food, as your body will tell you by bloating, burping, sometimes hiccups, flatulence and of course, gaining those extra few kilos, to name but a few symptoms a body will present after reacting to eating certain food.

Nonetheless, regardless of our body screaming at us not to go there, we keep going back time and again. No one honestly enjoys the discomfort in their body, but our mind convinces us to go there just one more time – you know, “one last time before I go on my diet,” “weekends are my splurge time,” “we are out to dinner and this is a special time,” or the best excuse/justification of all – “everything in moderation.”

Another example is when you convince yourself that you can stay up that extra half hour to watch your favourite television show, only to end up staying up an extra two hours or so. Then you wake in the morning feeling as if you haven’t had a good night’s sleep and you are without the bounce in your step – the mind overrides these feelings in your body, while the body suffers from this neglect, and yet again the mind will convince us to do it night after night.

We could take this awareness deeper and consider all those times when you ignore a feeling from the body that tells you that something isn’t right. When you know without any reasonable explanation not to turn down that street, but rather to take a different direction; not to stick to your regular routine, only to find out later that there was a reason you arrived at a particular place just that little bit earlier or came later.

Or, how about the opposite, when you get a feeling that something is completely right? That you are going to run into someone later that day, or that person you have been meaning to get in contact with suddenly calls you out of the blue. It is the mind that often dismisses these moments of awareness without a hesitation. However, the body deeply resonates with its own knowing, and that knowing later reveals itself to be true.

Have you ever felt that ‘sting’ that comes when you haven’t listened to what your body is telling you and you regret it later? You know, when you want to kick yourself, repeating the words, “I knew that was going to happen”, “I knew I shouldn’t have done that”, or “I knew that didn’t feel right”. Then this turns into a mess that could have been easily avoided if you had just listened to what your body was telling you and ignored the justification in your head.

What is the alternative? What if the ability to tune into our bodies and intuitively feel what is happening, is our rudder through life? Coupled with our sensitivity to all things (that is, our ability to truly feel everything from our body), is the navigation system that keeps us solidly on our path to true health and well-being.

What if we listened to the intelligence of our body rather than the justifications of the mind? And what if we based our entire lives on whole body intelligence, using our mind to respond to and work with the body, not against it?

Would Life not then have a more joyful and harmonious flow and ease to it?

By Terri-Anne Connors, aged 40, Melbourne, VIC

Related Reading:
Listening to your Body
The Body Knows
Coming Back to Whole Body Intelligence

848 thoughts on “The Body Will Never Tell You A Lie

  1. We can fight, deny and resist what our body is telling us but all that happens is we end up exhausted. Or we can embrace what we are being shown, even if may not really want to see it and we then have the opportunity to return back to living the love that we are. The question becomes how big a nudge does our body need to give to show us how disharmoniously we are living, what will it take to get us to stop and listen to it?

  2. The mind has this ability to convince us to go against ourselves in the name of something that does something for us. The mind has also the ability to create stories that conceal reality. So, in a nutshell, the mind has this ability to lie to us in a way that we buy into. The body is that thing that the mind cannot control and that it reminds us constantly that there is something called truth.

  3. Terri-Anne I can honestly say that I hate my mind and the thoughts that I have as I know that they are not my thoughts, I know that they are being fed to me. I know this because to be honest if they were mine I would not be thinking them because the thoughts I’m fed is just not me anymore. There is a huge game being played here on such a large scale we as humans seem to have very little comprehension of it. I certainly didn’t I thought for most of my life that my thoughts were my thoughts. We think we think and some of us are very proud of this fact and will defend this belief. However to me the longer we defend the lie that we are the master of our thoughts the mess we are living in as a society will become very gross indeed, far worse than what we are currently living.

  4. I love how you have used the word justification for the chattering of the mind compared to the intelligence of the body. This is a great word to use really because the mind in my opinion is not the intelligent one but the one that gets in the way and hinders our otherwise natural wisdom and intelligence from coming through.

  5. So many times we have the ‘I knew that was going to happen’ moments – and we have to ask – why do we not listen to every single message the body presents to us? I have experienced how the more I honour the messages from the body, the more messages I get.

  6. ‘What if we listened to the intelligence of our body rather than the justifications of the mind?’ A great question to pose Terri-Anne, I am sure many of our illnesses and diseases would cease to exist such as obesity and diabetes if we all listened to the wisdom of our bodies.

  7. We all too often disregard and ignore what our bodies are telling us and this is definitely to the detriment of our health and well-being.

  8. It is interesting, rather twisted and sad that we have normalised not listening to the truth of our bodies, to the point that the amount of abuse we can ‘handle’ is often championed and regarded as a strength. Quite the illusion really, as damaging and wearing the body down does not truly appear to be strengthening us. Whereas in honoring what we feel in our bodies, we are honouring the truth, the truth that guides us to move and live in loving regard and harmony with our divine essence. That is solid beyond compare. I have lived both and know which way I prefer to live, any day.

  9. “everything in moderation.” When we take a clear look at the meaning of this comment it is saying that it’s ok to self harm, self abuse, imbibe poison, verbally and physically harm ourselves as long as we don’t over do it. And if it’s ok to treat ourselves in this way then it’s ok if we treat others in the same way – in moderation. But who is the judge of where the line of moderation is overstepped? Our body consistently and lovingly tells us the truth that moderation in all things is a lie and calls for nothing less than absolute truth and love.

  10. ‘the best excuse/justification of all – “everything in moderation.”’
    I have heard this excuse in every way, shape or form and used it for a long time myself, but the truth is: this is not true: something either heals or harms, supports or not. Some things like sugar and alcohol are poison to the body, no matter how little amount we consume of them.

  11. ‘Have you ever felt that ‘sting’ that comes when you haven’t listened to what your body is telling you and you regret it later?’ I have had this big time a couple of years ago when everything inside me said: “leave this company now” and I even shared it in our supervision group. But my head convinced me to stay, also out of comfort because this company was getting me the clients. Within 6 months the company went bankrupt and I lost more than 20 thousand Euro’s. Of course I could blame the company for their mismanagement and their dishonesty, but most of all I learned how I hadn’t listened to the signals and what the consequences of that are.

  12. “The Body Will Never Tell You A Lie”
    When I read this line this morning Terry- Ann I felt real joy in my body, it was a reminder of the consistent true-full companion we have on this journey called life.

  13. The body may never tell us a lie but it is very easy, tempting even, to misunderstand what the body tells us. Also, if we haven’t listened to our body for a long time, the messages may not be very clear in the beginning.

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