#reverb10 – December 12 – Body Integration

Today’s #reverb10 reads as follows: 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? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)

For the most part, I don’t feel integrated with my body. My mind and body generally operate in parallel, going toward the same goal, but not being connected unless something is going wrong. I notice my interconnection with my body when I get over tired or hungry, because my function drops below a nominal level. I notice the interconnection with my body when I get sick and my thought processes get slower and less accurate. That’s when I notice the connectivity. Most of the time, I don’t feel like I should notice my body if it’s working within normal parameters. I don’t feel like I should notice my body when I’m operating at my peak. These days, using the last criteria, I don’t work at my peak often, if at all. I always notice the aches and pains in my body and I always feel like I’m running at a less than optimal level. It’s easier for me to separate my mind and body because there are things with my body that I don’t feel like I have any control of and that makes me mad.

As indicated in yesterday’s #reverb10 post, if I’m able to rid myself of the thing things I want to get rid of, I will be more present, more connected to myself, my body, and a more whole person.

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