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

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

  1. “out of the blue” The particles that make up our body are in tune with the Universe, the blue, and are all-knowing.

  2. This is great Terry-Anne, as when you mentioned a “sting” I felt the power of Scorpio, and to Absolutely preserve the body to only receive the energetic truth. So there is a purpose to get-on with the wisdom of the energetic truth that our body provides when it comes to everything in life, especially how food can be used to delay us.

  3. I have just discovered a whole new level of honesty with my body, it is a bit like I’ve been at university doing well and then find myself back at kindergarten! It’s another level of honesty, awareness, and humility to surrender to and allow my body to lead by submitting to the truth it’s offering. I find I’ve been quite wayward in terms of living in disregard of my body, so although there is a lot set in place around self care already, there is now so much more to learn and put into place.

  4. Terrri-Anne everything shared here is absolutely true, we by pass the signals and ignore them constantly and instead, we go into our heads, trying to work this out or think this other plan is going to work better and so forth. If we really connect to our bodies, it kind a feels like the beacon, that gently and constantly reminding us, of what is best for it.

    It takes a decision to say yes, I will listen to it and be obedient to it and in stages, we develop that relationship that is tight knit, that nothing penetrates to pollute it – it is as simple as that and, if you so want it to be.

  5. I find my relationship with my body is a continual surrender away from my minds intelligence, to the simplicity of honouring how my body feels and going with it. I don’t have to think things through or problem solve, my body just knows and shows me things by clearly discerning the energy of every single thing.

    1. Melinda if we have grown up listening to tabloids, and everything else around us, the relationship with your body is a gradual process, as we have so been used to working with our minds. The mind makes us do things and is often destructive, whilst the body asks us to be us and much more loving.

    2. Our body does just know, whereas our mind ignores our body, ‘the mind overrides these feelings in your body, while the body suffers from this neglect’.

  6. The more I manage to respond to my body rather than my mind increasingly my life has greater consistency, flow and ease.

  7. Just yesterday I felt to pop into the beauty parlour to get my eyebrows seen to and the lady had an opening, then I asked to get my haircut and again there was an opening. On leaving the hairdressers I passed the physio clinic and thought I need to see about my clicky jaw and again there was an opening. The feeling I had in the body was that this is the perfect time to get these things attended to and I listened and it all worked out. All three of these places, as a rule, I would have to make appointments for and come back another day. How simple would life be if we just listened to our bodies?

  8. It is an interesting concept to consider the offering from Serge Benhayon that the body cannot lie. Which when I consider it makes perfect sense of everything I have so far to date experienced. So if my body cannot lie, what part of me is the liar? Coming to understand this is a huge step.

    1. The body is naturally wise, ‘consider all those times when you ignore a feeling from the body that tells you that something isn’t right.’

  9. For years growing up I have had that voice in my head that tells me that it’s okay to do something when my body is yelling no, bad idea. And invariably what my mind tells me turns out to be a huge complication or a disaster. But I have turned this around, now I listen to my body and when it speaks I listen my body knows far more than my mind will ever know. I know this to be true because I can feel it in my body if I were to really let go I would be opening myself to a greater depth of knowing and I can feel my mind resisting as it wrestles for control.

  10. The times I haven’t listened to what I knew to be true have really stood out, some have been uncomfortable, others very traumatic. It’s a learning process but when the soul directs and I don’t follow it’s usually a disaster.

  11. I am in the process of using my mind to only respond and work with my body. Whenever it doesn’t comes trouble. Soon as I reconnect it stops. I am learning that there’s nothing to gain from being separate from the body.

  12. Our bodies are incapable of lying yet out head can do it all day long. This is such a key point, yet one that somehow seven billion of us have contrived to overlook. We ignore the obvious and put all our faith in the liar and choose to ignore the messages from the part that can only tell us the truth. This should be a huge wake up call for us all as we have chosen to allow ourselves to be fooled for far too long.

  13. We know so much more than we are willing to truly admit and adhere to because when we do we have to admit that we have let ourselves be fooled and played dumb for such a long time.

    1. Absolutely, we really are not that smart when we allow our head to make choices, ‘we have to admit that we have let ourselves be fooled and played dumb for such a long time.’

  14. I hate my mind it is so intrusive, it gets in the way and is always trying to dominate and control any situation. The more I am aware of this the more I hate the fact that it constantly wants to override my body. I hate that the thoughts I have are not actually mine they are being sourced from an intelligence that only wants to harm me, to put me down so that I feel less than. It seems to be a constant battle to keep my mind in line with my body sometimes I can achieve this but as soon as I get distracted the thoughts flood in again.

  15. At times I question how honest my thinking can be when my body later shows that there was a deeper level of honesty to go.

  16. We do know so well how to take care for ourselves – it is only when we do not listen to that inner voice that emanates from our body that brings us in trouble.

  17. Another great thing about our body is that it is always there for us and with us and never leaves us until we leave it, and we all have one!

  18. I am sure if we were to allow the body to truly have its say in this world, the world would not have any were near the level of loveless abuse it currently is plagued with.

    1. It would be a different world to live in, if we put the body in charge, ‘ 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?’

  19. ‘What if the ability to tune into our bodies and intuitively feel what is happening, is our rudder through life?’ This is the most powerful and practical learning that I have ever experienced. Thank you Serge Benhayon for bringing us back to the innate intelligence of our own body.

  20. And this dialogue with our body has to be constant. We are so good at developing a habit, but really it’s just a consequence of being lazy in our communication with the body.

  21. Our body is constantly telling us the truth, however we constantly override the messages, until we realise that we all have a responsibility to listen to what the body tells us and when we do we realise how intelligent the body is.

  22. I found that when I go with my mind the disregard continues far beyond the first choice I made. Thinking I will only take one more lamb patty but then finding myself eating some nuts after that too and actually also some crackers to really finish and to be honest also to numb the feeling of having overeaten in the first place.

  23. We can definitely interpret the signals from the body in completely the wrong way and some signals like gut feelings are unreliable. The body is in my experience the marker of all truth but there can be some noise as well.

    1. Yes, if we have been abusing our body for years then it can take a while to rebuild an honest relationship and reconnect to the truth of what our body is telling us. It is possible to misinterpret messages and to feel compelled to responds to cravings and addictions from past abuse.

      1. It is unbelievably worth respecting and developing a loving relationship with our body because the benefits are out of this world… literally!

  24. It’s amazing all the things our body coordinates and monitors to keep our internal homeostasis maintained – how it works in synergy with the whole, and it’s like there is an innate intelligence that the particles know how to work together. To me it makes sense to listen to our whole body intelligence rather than think that intelligence is something abstract in the brain alone.

    1. The body is amazing and I like what you’ve shared here about how all the particles and cells work together, to me this shows that the wayward part of us that doesn’t work in cooperation, purpose and interdependence with other human beings is the being part because the body knows harmony inside out.

  25. When we hear ourselves saying ‘what if?’ or ‘If only’ we become aware that we had sensed the truth but have over-ridden the message from the body.

  26. Our body knows all, is all-knowing and to be perceptive to its messages means that we need to take responsibility for our behaviours and not argue with the body and what it tells and shows us so clearly,

  27. 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?

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

    1. I used to be troubled by my thoughts when I aligned to unloving energy. But these days I more often than not am connected to a different (loving) source of energy and receive gorgeous thoughts and impulses. It is not about hating the mind but about which energy we are aligned to / expressing.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. ‘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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

    1. What a great point Carola of how our sensitivity and fragility strengthens us, not our ability to override how we feel and endure abuse.

  35. “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.

    1. ‘Everything in moderation’ is a convenient smoke screen for our lack of responsibility – does ‘everything in moderation’ then mean that moderate domestic violence, arsenic in moderate doses, bullying in moderation, a bit of moderated slander and a deemed moderate physical assault on a bystander are all acceptable and to be condoned behaviours, accompanied by a vacant look and the powerless shrugging of shoulders?

  36. ‘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.

    1. Possibly it as with learning walking for the first time in our life. We have to rebuild the intimate relationship with our body again and like with the walking to not give up every time we fall.

  37. ‘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.

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