The Power of Having Gratitude For Your Body
Loving and accepting our bodies in a culture obsessed with weight, shape and age can be a tall order.
But no matter what you may think is “wrong” with your body, at any given moment, there is an overwhelming number of things that are perfectly right.
Your body is a product of countless daily mind blowing miracles.
Understanding the divine marvel of creation that your body is and how faithfully it’s always working on your behalf, helps dissolve the negativity and makes you realize that you are so much more than one part.
Take a moment to consider these extraordinary facts:
1. Your Heart:
Beats around 100,000 times a day
Pumps about 3 million litres of blood a year
2. Your Cells:
Your body produces about 2.5 million new red blood cells each second
Your body produce 300 billion new cells daily constantly repairing and rebuilding.
3. Your Lungs:
Can take in more than 3,000 gallons of air each day
Contain almost 1,500 miles of airways
4. Your Blood:
All your blood vessels would encircle the Earth 4x
Your blood travels a total of 12,000 miles daily
5. Your Brain:
While awake, your brain produces enough electricity to power a lightbulb
Nerve impulses travel 170 miles per hour.
6. Your Gut:
Has more than 100 million brain cells
Contains 70% of your immune system
7. Your Eyes:
Our eyes can distinguish up to one million color surfaces and take in more information than the largest existing telescope.
If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels. Currently, the most expensive digital camera in the world has 200 megapixels.
There is a genuine benefit when we offer sincere thanks to our bodies. Positive energy is released that restores healing power and overall well being. You easily begin to care for yourself with greater consciousness.
Take some time to meditate now on all the sensations and abilities that you may have taken for granted.
Your body is wise. Slow down and listen. It has every mesage that you need to hear.
Imagine if you took all the energy you spend on managing society’s perception of you and poured that into loving care and compassion for your body.
And while feeling gratitude may be a challenge during pain, illness or change, please remember that your body is the divine vessel for your soul, the bridge between heaven and earth, the instrument through which you experience Life, and as such, it deserves more than anything, your loving appreciation and support.
Just like there is no wrong tree in nature, there is no wrong body among humans.
You are exactly as you need to be.
Everything about you is beautiful.