Experience the essence of life through your body. Love every inch of you. With all the media hype about the way you should look, the size you should be and if you're not there you're less than perfect, many people have a difficult time loving themselves. The message sent is that you're less than perfect if you're not dressed a certain way or weigh a certain weight.
Experiencing the essence of life does not mean that you stop enhancing and taking care of your body. It means that, in addition to improving your health and maintaining your weight, you enjoy and appreciate every cell in your body. You appreciate all the work that your body has to do to keep you alive despite the way it's treated at times.
Listen to and enjoy the beat of your heart. Perhaps you'll hear a new song in its rhythm. Feel the smoothness of your skin or feel the texture of your hair as you pass your fingers through it. Feel the movement of your body as you walk.
For all of your body was created by God and is of God and is made up of the substance of God. Appreciate God in your body and experience the true essence of life.
Need an affirmation? Try this one - "I love every inch of me. I'm alive and full of God in every cell of my body."
Now that the good weather is here, incorporate exercise into your daily routine even as you go outside and are working around the house.