Friday, September 15, 2006

Love thy body.

How strange that issues can present themselves in clusters over a few days or weeks. It could be that these ideas are around me all the time but it is now that I cannot turn away from them. In life, we travel in the direction of our foremost thoughts.

Everyone has body issues but it seems a couple friends have confided in me their issues - and mine to them. But on Wednesday evening, I met my new Feldenkrais instructor, a former dancer and movement specialist who in the last 10 years developed Multiple Schlerosis. She still dances but I did not see her move without the support of a table, wall or cane.

These are real physical issues that they wish they could hide from the world but they cannot. They feel they will never (again) be able to experience a 'normal' physical state although, I look at them and see these people as gifts because they have a perspective 'normal' people are clueless about - these are the most open-minded loving people I know. And aside from that, I don't think 'normal' really exists. Our bodies, like our souls are flawed and always seeking enlightenment whether we are concious of it or not.

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince." -Vincent Lombardi

In good health.


Blogger le fashion said...

great photo!

4:57 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home