We tend to take our bodies for granted. Would it be kinder to appreciate your body?
For a moment consider this: your body constantly does marvelous work for you. How well do you treat your body?
Do you treat your body as well as you treat you best friend?
In many ways, your body is truly your very best friend. Expressions of self-gratitude help both the mind and the body relax.
Saying grace before meals has the double effect of thanking God and appreciating your body.
When you say the thanks and feel the words instead of just reciting them, your muscles relax and your attitude gets happier.
Also, thanking your body before you eat makes it easier for your body to absorb and digest your food.
Enjoy Eating Slowly and Thoroughly
Your body needs to be able to absorb the nutrition from the food you are eating.
To do that, the food has to be mixed with your digestive juices when you chew it in your mouth.
Did you know that most of the digestive juices necessary to digest fruits and vegetables are only in the fluids in your mouth and not in your stomach? Eat fast, digest little, body not happy.
Your stomach needs your help to do its job. It has to have pre-digested food coming from your mouth.
Too often nowadays, we tend to scarf down our food. Then we rush off to the next thing in our busy schedule.
Are you willing to be kind to yourself? Slow, thorough eating, especially when you chew, is much more effective for your body than rushing.
Feed your body with health-promoting food,
Feed your mind with positive thoughts and feelings,
Feed your soul by becoming more aware
of the Spiritual Love that exists within you!
Do you ever take time to ask your body what it would like to eat for dinner? Try it sometime. You’ll be surprised.
****Rev. Leilani Darling is the author of the God Is Love series and the founder of Welcome Home Ministries, a celebration ministry. She is a trailblazer in revealing the joy of being positive and being spiritual. She helps people fulfill their personal destinies.
See Leilani’s biography and books at her Amazon Author Page. Her book How To Be Happy: The Shocking Truth reveals many techniques for discovering the happiness that is already within you.