Whole Body Intelligence – Choices Between the Body & Mind

Our bodies are talking the whole day to us; they tell us when to eat, what to eat, when to take a rest, when to go to bed, when to speak… but do we listen? Why do we ignore these messages?

A great part of my life I chose to not listen to my body but rather, I let my mind speak. The talk was so strong it felt normal. I was often in my mind while passing my daily time at work. My mind would make a story or movie about a little thing, but because I would give it attention, it became a big thing. My mind loved to make a little thing complex and so created issues.

To help with this problem, I followed advice from other people like going for a walk, starting to meditate or doing something in the day that was especially for me. But nothing changed, and I was disappointed in myself because it didn’t work. It felt like there were two parts of me: my head, the ruler of my life, and my body, which I was ‘in’. I had no feeling about this body, which I belonged to. I didn’t like it, I didn’t listen to it and actually, I didn’t want to really look at it or touch it.

Because of this disconnection and emptiness, I could react in a stressful way when something happened in my life. It felt as though that I had lost all control and was interrupted in my own world. So I screamed at my little son when he did something wrong, I shouted at our dog when he wouldn’t listen, I kicked things when they wouldn’t work… and life felt so miserable. I asked my head to stop this talking because at moments it made me crazy and so tired.

A few years ago I attended a workshop from Universal Medicine where Serge Benhayon was talking about our mind and body. He presented to me after the workshop that we can’t stop the mind, but we can instead be present in our body with all things we do… just being with ‘you’, and he gave the example of walking: walk, and meanwhile focus on how your body feels, what you hear, what you see and again what you feel.

This way of walking helped me to build more self-awareness in my body and over time I noticed that my mind had less space to overrule me. Through this re-connection with my body my life became less complex. When I allow myself to be fully in my body, then I can connect with the true, whole body intelligence that’s in all of us.

When I am walking now, I feel my body, I hear what it’s telling me and I love to listen to it. If children are around me, I really meet them through looking into their eyes, and in this connection there is no space for screaming or other aggressive behaviour.

If there is complexity or confusion, I now know that I have to go back to my body. The more I am with myself, the less space there is for my thoughts and thinking. This is a new way of living, but an awesome way, which gives me much less stress and a more natural flow in life.

By Peggy, Teacher, Belgium

Further Reading:
Connection to Self Through Conscious Presence
Connecting To A Body More Intelligent Than The Mind
The Body’s Intelligence

711 thoughts on “Whole Body Intelligence – Choices Between the Body & Mind

  1. I am learning this to Peggy,
    “If there is complexity or confusion, I now know that I have to go back to my body. The more I am with myself, the less space there is for my thoughts and thinking. This is a new way of living, but an awesome way, which gives me much less stress and a more natural flow in life.”
    The teaching and presentations of Universal medicine should be taught at nursery and onwards. There is a way to live which is to be in harmony with our bodies when we live this way anything that isn’t in harmony stands out like a sore thumb, so that we can come back to harmony instantly as harmony is a vibration that can be felt.

  2. The body does have such deep wisdom, maybe it is worth listening to what it is communicating with us, ‘The body has so much intelligence, and we haven’t tapped into the enormity of wisdom it can bring to us and it only starts with small, loving steps towards one self and the body.’

  3. ‘If there is complexity or confusion, I now know that I have to go back to my body’. This could be the one thing I focus on and in doing so build a relationship with whole body intelligence that will certainly serve me better than the runaway complexity and drama loving of my mind.

  4. Peggy I loved the simplicity of this blog, and the reminder that it is about the body and the mind is happy to chatter away to distract us from connecting to it at all times. So purposeful done. I totally get about the separation and it doesn’t take long to strengthen a muscle if we are consistent with it.

    We have every opportunity to listen and feel our body’s, it’s there all the time and it’s the one part of ourselves that is constantly communicating to us. We just need to stop, listen and feel it more often. Then what would life look like from this livingness then the intellectual mind?

    1. The body is always communicating with us, and I have found it to be very wise, ‘It felt like there were two parts of me: my head, the ruler of my life, and my body, which I was ‘in’.’

      1. I would say Lorraine that most of the worlds population is living from the head, we must be or there would not be such a plethora of illness and disease, when we cut ourselves off from our bodies by living in our minds then is it possible our bodies have to get our attention somehow, to say the way we are living is in total disrespect.

  5. “When I am walking now, I feel my body, I hear what it’s telling me and I love to listen to it.” A beautiful walking companion.

    1. I agree Mary, not only a beautiful walking companion but also developing the intimacy between the two too.

    2. That’s a lovely simple description of our wise body, I will bear that in my body for my next walk, ‘A beautiful walking companion.’

  6. Our current world is one that encourages the mind to take off and ‘show off’ but sadly this is most often done at the expense of the body and then as a sequel and consequence there is a build up of problems that happens in the body that then requires attention (often even medical attention).But is this really a way to live and to continue living when we find or re-discover that there is the simplicity of holding the body as an equal in importance to the mind? I say re-discover as we all had this as a baby or child – we might want to eat or play more but if the body was so tired it would speak so loudly that we would fall asleep on our toys or on our food. If we once had this body connection that was so loud, we can certainly bring it back.

    1. The responsiveness of a young child to what is needed is very inspiring. We unlearn this as we grow older so I reckon we can re-learn and remember it too. The simplicity of this listening relationship with our bodies (wise and clear as they are) is very beautiful.

    2. My body has brought it back in many respects, for the rest I am learning to stay listening, and honouring, ‘we all had this as a baby or child – we might want to eat or play more but if the body was so tired it would speak so loudly that we would fall asleep on our toys or on our food. If we once had this body connection that was so loud, we can certainly bring it back.’

    3. Henrietta I have seen over the years how babies and very young children fall asleep while eating. I remember years ago, my daughter used to fall asleep while playing I would find her fast asleep amongst her toys. As adults we run our bodies on nervous energy which exhaust our bodies and we overcome this by eating and drinking food that over stimulate our bodies so that we fight the awareness that we are actually dead on our feet.

  7. Peggy, I love the simplicity of what you have shared here about the body and the mind and how there is indeed a way to live that hold the mind with a true and simple purpose whilst always honouring equally the body.

  8. Peggy what an offering of how it used to be, to how it is now and, the relationship you have developed by ‘just being with you’. And I loved the confirmation that the mind can’t be stopped, and being present with the body, is huger then this.

    How much of humanity spends their time in their minds and think they have the answer to everything, when their bodies are in a mess. I mean we virtually ignore the communications and then we wonder why it breaks down with this condition or that condition.

    The body has so much intelligence, and we haven’t tapped into the enormity of wisdom it can bring to us and it only starts with small, loving steps towards one self and the body. By walking with the body and feeling how the body feels is a great simple step towards reconnecting and being in the flow of life, instead of against it.

    1. I find when I’m in my mind, my heart either starts racing because of the adrenaline being released and my body doesn’t like it or it becomes negative and destructive, and then I know what is running the show. When I’m in my body, it’s a lot more gentle and nurturing. Yes the body signals, hey stop the negative talk, come back to me and we can be together as we have work to do, whilst the other leaves us drained.

  9. I work in a real old, big building. I spend a lot of time in the sub-basement. The building is a large rectangle with a curve on one side and straight on the other. There are hundreds of fire doors held back with magnets on the main corridors and even more rooms with doors on both sides of the hall. The main straight side is 437 meters long with ocean blue doors with white walls and battleship grey floors. The stage is set! When the mind drifts just a little as I am walking to a destination, I spend a lot of time missing the door I was going to. It shows how far we can physically drift away from our self when we are not self-aware and lose our way.

  10. Love the beautiful simplicity of your blog and what you share here, Peggy. The other day I was on the phone with a friend trying to work through something that seemed to be stuck in me. On impulse, I felt to get up out of the chair I was in and move to a different place. As soon as I started moving my body, I, and what I was trying to work through, suddenly became unstuck. I love experiencing the wisdom of being present and returning to my body when I find my mind has wandered and become stuck.

    1. Now there is a phrase that needs to be coined, Henrietta! ‘The complexity of the mind gets exposed by the simplicity of the body.’ Pure gold.

  11. There is constant communication in and from our bodies – how much do we actually listen to it?

    1. Now this keeps things simple, ‘ we can’t stop the mind, but we can instead be present in our body with all things we do… just being with ‘you’’.

  12. I can relate to what you have written Peggy as it wasn’t until meeting Serge Benhayon and discovering that what I think is actually not who I am. This made sense to me because so often I had random thoughts that would pop into my head and I would wonder where they came from. It is such a relief to know they are not my thoughts but something that I’m picking up from my surroundings.

  13. By not listening to our bodies is like driving your car with your eyes shut. There are only two types of motorcyclists: those that will crash and those that have. There is one more group, but the last thing they do is crash once.

  14. Having a gentle physical movement that I can focus on can certainly help act as a bridge to get myself out of my mind and back into my whole body, filling myself up from head to toe.

    1. When I understood that it is not about trying to empty my mind but simply ensuring it is present in whatever activity I am doing it made so much sense. And my mind’s wayward moments, when it is dashing off and thinking about things behind or ahead of now, make life much more complicated than it truly is.

      1. Bringing our mind back, and being present with what we are doing, helps keep life simple, ‘This way of walking helped me to build more self-awareness in my body and over time I noticed that my mind had less space to overrule me. Through this re-connection with my body my life became less complex.’

  15. Sometimes the head and the mind can take over and this is when the chatter does not stop – I call it head noise! And this is a sure sign or symptom that I have been too much in my head and have neglected my body.

    1. Henrietta it was such a relief to discover that the thoughts we have are not ours, but are fed to us from a stream of consciousness that we have aligned to by the movements that we make. These movements can be from past life experiences that we have held onto and brought with us into our next life, so we have patterns of behaviour or movements that are hard wired into our DNA.

  16. I can see now how influenced I was, for so many years, by the societally accepted intelligence of my mind, as to the choices of food I was constantly eating, while all the time my body was patiently trying to get my attention to the fact that there were some foods that were making it sick. But that’s how I was raised, as were my parents, so no blame handed out. These days, my body is my wisest friend, the one I listen to first, and although my mind tries to convince me otherwise its voice is very rarely listened to; and if I ever do it is something which is usually regretted not long after!

  17. Ever since I was a child I have lived in my mind, this was where I could say what I liked back to the people I felt were hard and abusive towards me and others. My mind could make things appear very complex so that I would give up and not be bothered as it as it seemed too difficult, it became my fortress, no one could get me there.
    A great part of my life I chose to not listen to my body but rather, I let my mind speak. The talk was so strong it felt normal. I was often in my mind while passing my daily time at work. My mind would make a story or movie about a little thing, but because I would give it attention, it became a big thing. My mind loved to make a little thing complex and so created issues.
    Meeting Serge Benhayon and his family changed all this; they supported me to come down from my fortress mind and occupy my body. This was difficult and it has taken quite a few years to come back into my body. The hard work I put in to bring myself back has been so worth it. I love and honour my body and attempt to listen to it as it has always spoken to me’ I have just ignored it for 50 years. The more I deepen my awareness and relationship with me the more there is to unfold, it’s a never ending beautiful experience and I cannot thank the Benhayons enough for all the support they have given me to come back to me my body.

    1. Coming back to our body is not an overnight task, there are many things we can do in life to help support us being with our body, ‘he gave the example of walking: walk, and meanwhile focus on how your body feels, what you hear, what you see and again what you feel.’

  18. How interesting that we think it is initially a tick the box exercise. I suspect it is because we perceive ourselves to be so time poor that we just want it fixed and to make it stop so we don’t have to consider the longer and more time-consuming ‘why’.

  19. We can take a gap year or sabbatical from life/work to expand ourselves, illegally? Or, is this a holiday for the mind to further disconnect from the body? When all that is required is a moment of connection to our body.

  20. We are often doing things at the expense of our bodies, we push, we shove and try to fit our bodies into whatever it is that our minds desires. Life is a lot more harmonious if we flip this perception on its head and use the body to make the choice.

  21. When we are stuck with something in our mind, the world can fade around us as we re-think all of the possibilities. Who has never gone to work and do not remember the trip? Walking and being within ourselves puts the mind in neutral and allows us to reconnect to ourselves. What we fill our space with, determines the quality of our movements.

    1. Being with our body helps us be more aware of the quality of our movements, ‘When I allow myself to be fully in my body, then I can connect with the true, whole body intelligence that’s in all of us.’

  22. Building a relationship with the body is our absolute responsibility- not in a burdensome or serious way, but because having that relationship with what we can feel means that we learn to feel what is truly us and what is not- ie the layers that we put over the top of who we truly are. Through that learning, we feel steadier, more solid, more confident, more knowing and aware of who we are and what we bring.

  23. If there is complexity and confusion, I returned to my body… What a great statement, and this could be the foundation for so much self-care and healthcare for the anxiousness and stress that underlies most of our society.

  24. I had spent a great deal of this life and many other lifetimes willingly creating tension and anxiety for myself. I now know and can feel I had caused the perfect storm within to keep me from feeling everything I am!

    1. I can absolutely relate to what you have shared Steve, the acceptance of which was rather an ‘ouch’ moment. But we can’t go back and undo what we have done, only take the lessons and live them as best we can. It’s not about perfection but about a commitment to living in a way where we live all of us and our amazingness, and not selective bits, so no ‘perfect storm’ required.

    2. I can so relate to causing the perfect storm in my body to stop myself from knowing and feeling the greatness that I am. I like billions of other people have allowed an energy to rule my body believing it was me but then discovering through the presentations of Universal Medicine that actually the ‘I’, I thought I was is not me but a negative energy passing through me giving me thoughts I think are mine that makes me who I am. We have all been lied to big time in thinking we think it is such a huge scam.

  25. Thank you, Peggy, for reminding me the simplicity the connection with the body brings. The mind often gets impatient with the speed of physicality and tries to go ahead of it and it totally makes sense why we would find ourselves in complexity and confusion when we are not all together as one unit.

  26. What can be confusing until we restore a deeper sense and understanding of body and mind again that the mind is abusing the senses to indulge in stimulation that then is felt as a need or desire from the body or as being the body but doesn´t match the natural rhythm of the body to deeply care for itself by consistently maintaining homeostasis/harmony.

  27. We definitely need to bring the mind back to the body before it knows itself to be a part of it again and thus whole-body-mind-intelligence is ignited again and becomes our natural way of being.

  28. ‘we can’t stop the mind, but we can instead be present in our body with all things we do.’ Our minds can be so crazily busy with things that we want to also escape it. But what happens when we leave ourselves? Who or what gets in the driving seat? In the end we are checked out. When we are present with our bodies in what we do, there is an amazing stillness which is a welcome contrast to the swirling mind.

  29. Making eye contact with people is a very powerful way to bring focus to the connection between ourselves and another, rather than the separation caused by emotions and reactions to what is playing out in front of us. This is a great reminder, thank you Peggy.

    1. Really interesting Simone while at a recent exhibition everyone had to wear face masks which meant that you had to look people in the eyes, rather than distract yourself by looking at another part of their face. I was told many years ago that looking into peoples eyes is to look into their soul.

  30. When we let our head talk we have the idea we have no choice that there is only complexity and we don’t seem to find a way to simplicity, most of the times it only get worse and like you described we get angry on all kind of things outside of ourselves. Whole body intelligence is the answer to come back to a life that is simple and where our wise body do the talking, to connect to every part of this amazing body.

  31. When I am connected and present with myself life has a beautiful natural flow it is the moment I step away from that connection that complication starts to creep in.

  32. We are not taught when we are young to stay with what we feel but to come out and join everyone in the ‘outside’ world which for me means be in our heads, we are actively encouraged to do this from very young. Coming back again to the reconnection to our bodies takes practice but I am finding its well worth the effort

  33. Walking with you as you feel every footstep supporting your body as you move invites your mind to be at one with the body and the movement.

    1. I returned to this wisdom which you share yesterday, when an unexpected incident threatened to wobble me. As I began to feel myself being overtaken by the emotion, I made the choice to walk, not just walking for the sake of walking, but being totally conscious of how I placed each foot on the ground, even down to feeling each toe. And it didn’t take long before I could feel the emotion begin to dissolve and my connection to my body return; my body and mind working as one.

  34. I know what it is like being in my head and the confusion, tension and anxiety that it creates, where when I am connected to my body there is a simplicity and ease fullness to life.

  35. It is so great to read about your journey and appreciating the natural flow that can be in your life. And I understand the challenges that this can bring, especially when a life has been created on dis-harmony and without its natural rhythms. So, to return is a big deal and beautifully so.

  36. The body talks to us. The mind talks to us. Not only do we choose who to listen to and not we also choose a pattern of movement that has an effect over what the body or the mind say to us.

  37. I have experienced this many times, ‘Because of this disconnection and emptiness, I could react in a stressful way when something happened in my life.’ A few nights ago, I reacted to minor things because I didn’t allow myself to feel what my body was communicating to me. When I reflect back, I can pin point it back to the moment when I chose to disconnect from my body by ignoring its messages. Once I felt disconnected an ill energy then runs the show. This can happen very fast, because emptiness and disconnection gives permission for the ill energy to come in and run the show faster than I can think. It can take a while to clear and shift if I am not willing to be aware of this exchange or until I choose to take responsibility for what I’ve chosen. It was a great lesson and I am constantly learning that the key is to listen, honour and connect to my body.

    1. I love the way you express what you experienced, chanly88. So very profound and yet, so simple what happens when we choose to disconnect leaving ourselves empty and giving permission for an ill energy to come in and complicate matters.

  38. Just completing a walking therapies that deepened our awareness and can also go into the conscious presence basket so as we walked, we developed awareness at our first step felt amazing in our body!

  39. When we are connected to the body there is no space for complication or mind chatter, that’s why what Serge Benhayon presents on whole body intelligence is such an important and powerful teaching that the whole world would benefit immensely from.

  40. When we get lost in the thoughts of our mind we can definitely go off on a tangent and make up stories or complications that take us totally away from the present task or situation at hand.

    1. I agree Suse, and this can happen constantly if we allow it, and if we do not put a stop to it, we can feel exhausted especially when our thoughts are running a hundred miles an hour without checking in with ourselves, with our body and be present with what we are doing.

  41. Our bodies are actually quite bossy! They tell us when to eat sleep, talk, listen, move… if we listen the ease in our body is felt very clearly and when we work against it the communication is equally clear we have just worked out some awesome life-hacks to bi-pass the communication.

  42. Sometimes I feel a build-up of tension in my body – so it is great for me to read this and understand how important it is to not ignore this and know that we can look at how we are living and the quality in which we are living, and how all this impacts how we are with others.

  43. I endure the same when I am around children – I meet them in the eyes. I could say nearly 100% of the time they meet me back. If children do this where are adults at if this is much lesser the case?

  44. What most of humanity has no idea of, is, that we do have a choice. And this is when it is so important that we live in a way that simply by reflection, offers the possibility that there is a choice.

    1. Oh yes, I can remember feeling this way Cjames2012, I used to think I didn’t have a choice in life and with this I felt disempowered, helpless and I felt like a victim to the misery of life. But now, I can feel that we all have a choice and when we understand this very simple truth, it can be deeply, deeply empowering.

  45. Thank you Peggy, as someone who finds they are thinking a lot being with my body is something I need to give more focus to. This is supportive and very practical “He presented to me after the workshop that we can’t stop the mind, but we can instead be present in our body with all things we do… just being with ‘you’, and he gave the example of walking: walk, and meanwhile focus on how your body feels, what you hear, what you see and again what you feel.”

  46. ” He presented to me after the workshop that we can’t stop the mind, but we can instead be present in our body ”
    Thats the key for the mind is part of the body and us been present in out body gives the mind work to do.

  47. The big difference I am noticing is that my mind loves to work in isolation (from the rest of my body, from the understanding of others and from a grand picture of humanity’s future and wellbeing), whereas my body works in relationship with everything, responding instantly to all that is going on and communicating clearly… this is fun to be exploring.

  48. ” When I allow myself to be fully in my body, then I can connect with the true, whole body intelligence that’s in all of us. ”
    This is so true a whole body intelligence that we all are .

  49. When we allow the mind to lead us through the day, we can be sure to say that at the end of the day we feel exhausted. As our mind alone will never consider or give regard to the body, for our body will always reflect the truth. In developing a loving relationship with our body, we allow ourselves to be guided by our truth, by a quality that represents the love we are, and knows in absoluteness what will or will not support us to live the love we are. Yes, it is from here we get to live in connection to a far greater intelligence that the mind alone can never ever know.

  50. From an early age, are we taught to listen to our bodies, to build confidence in what we feel (and not what we are told to do), to express our free will and our clairsentience?

    1. What you speak of here Simon is precisely where our education needs to begin in order from us to live knowing who we are with true confidence and true power. If we honestly looked around at the current state of our world, it is evident that knowledge is not working or really supporting us a humanity.

    2. The answer to your question, Simon, is ‘no’ and as Carola says it could be through our education system that we support people to stay in relationship with their bodies and the confidence and wisdom of what they feel. This will be something we realise at some point.

  51. Brilliant Peggy – you sum up our whole issue with life. It’s like we are trying to run a car on a train track. Whilst that might be an entertaining puzzle to solve – it will never work. Why don’t we accept the true way our vehicle likes to be steeered in this world?

  52. There is an illusion that the body can take a lot of punishment and still continue, i.e. an alcohol binge, or even a chocolate binge. Although the body does recover, each choice that is not loving is recorded and an impact made, and then in the future they come back to haunt us with ill health, or tiredness etc. Each choice makes a difference.

  53. It’s a very good point about when there is complexity or confusion. It is truly incredible how much our bodies will tell us if we are willing to listen to it. We always know the answer, it’s just that we often don’t want to hear or feel it because it might often mean that our truth might ruffle the feathers of another, and here the complexity that comes in and has us move up into our heads hatching a plan to come up with an answer that will keep the peace amongst everyone. But life doesn’t work like that. Or rather, doesn’t work well like that.

  54. Our minds tend to make us into a believer of our ‘emotions and stresses in life are us and without them we are nothing’. When we get out of our head and into our body the opposite becomes the flavour of the day and a way of living is developed where life flows with an endless stream of Love.

  55. Very thought provoking Peggy! Seriously though, I totally agree with the way the mind loves to create a big story, especially when I’m driving in the car and put the ‘analysis mode’ on full volume. When I get out the other end its invariably with a headache rather than an expansion in myself.

  56. Paying attention to the quality of our thoughts, we get to see how our choices impact the quality of our thoughts – the way/what we eat, how we work, how we sleep, what we do in our spare time.. all of these things affect how steady and present we are with our body, the quality of our thoughts, and so, our overall experience of life.

  57. This is great Peggy, when we start listening to our bodies then we get messages that allow a rhythm in our day and this does not cause as many disruptions so that we have “less stress and a more natural flow in life.”

  58. I Love this blog Peggy. My mind has also been running me in circles for most of my life. It is very clever, I have a strong natural intuition as to what is going on around me, my mind has used this in the past to feed me inaccurate stories/information from what I have perceived. It is partly true, yet it always has a nasty slant on it that the intuition I felt is completely misrepresented. So now when I have my mind feed me a story about something I have felt I simply recognise it is a lie and life will eventually reflect the truth to me if needed. The mind constantly feeds us lies to keep us entertained and enthralled in non-existing complexity’s. The one thing the mind never offers is the truth as it wants us to be constantly chasing our tail.

  59. Absolutely Peggy, my body shares so much with me, ‘When I am walking now, I feel my body, I hear what it’s telling me and I love to listen to it.’

  60. The problem is that the body can tell us things which are true and those that not necessarily are. This applies to several spheres of life. We have to go beyond what the body talks to us and be able to discriminate true and false and when is true, better pay attention.

  61. ‘If there is complexity or confusion, I now know that I have to go back to my body. The more I am with myself, the less space there is for my thoughts and thinking. This is a new way of living, but an awesome way, which gives me much less stress and a more natural flow in life.’ Beautifully said Peggy, any complexity is a great sign that we have gone off track, to stop, and allow the space to return to who we truly are.

  62. Beautiful Peggy, as if our body is constantly inviting us to surrender and be with our body & what we feel.. Hence when we feel depleted or exhausted we often are brought back in a very physical way to be with our bodies.

  63. “Our bodies are talking the whole day to us; they tell us when to eat, what to eat, when to take a rest, when to go to bed, when to speak… but do we listen? Why do we ignore these messages?” A great question Peggy – and one I ignored for many years as my head ruled over anything else. I have found Esoteric Yoga such a huge support to enable me to align my body with my mind. And now I truly listen to my body’s messages.

  64. My head was the ruler in my life and that used to be the unquestioned normal for me. And life was hectic and always a struggle. Now I know that being in the body, with my mind aligned to what my body is doing brings a rest, and makes life simple and just flow of things. A bit of discipline, to let the mind be aligned with what the body is doing, and not allowing thoughts is part of the trick.

    1. I agree, letting go of pictures, and being aware of our thoughts is part of this too – once we’re aware of the quality of our thoughts, we can choose to say no to them.

  65. Walking can be a great tool to help bring us back to our body and our connection, simply feeling parts of our body and how they feel, and then as you added, what you hear, and then what you see, and again back to feeling our body, all gives our mind something to focus on.

  66. Thank you Peggy – this shows how our relationship with our bodies is one that starts within and is then reflected outwards. So the ease you now feel about yourself is expressed by the way you connect with people rather than react to them – what amazing wisdom about relationships our bodies offer us.

  67. The gem that every parent on this planet would love to know about – true connection and true relationship with children and the emotional behaviour is not needed in any way.
    “If children are around me, I really meet them through looking into their eyes, and in this connection there is no space for screaming or other aggressive behaviour”.

    1. Yes and this brings a flow which means we are much more efficient. It is letting go of the control, of ‘thinking’ we know best and perhaps surrendering to the wisdom of our own bodies.

  68. It’s quite an inroad to really make life about being the body. Stopping ourselves when we have drifted off in our heads. Constantly, lovingly taking ourselves back to our body. It is discipline but very much worth it.

    1. It certainly starts off as a discipline, I agree, Willem, but since it is our natural way to live in connection with our bodies, once we have unlearnt the patterns that interfere with this, it can become our normal.

  69. Learning the tools for reconnecting to our bodies… priceless. Be that a gentle breath, walking with this purpose, or simply being aware of how we are moving in the day, there are so many opportunities if we know where to look for them.

  70. Just starting the journey of trusting our body to know what is true and what is not is opening up to really a whole new world… where the heart leads, and the mind knows its place

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