by Steve M Nash
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies."
-- Friedrich Nietzche
Let me tell you something about my body - I love it! I love its curves, its colour, and how it feels when it walks, runs and swims - I absolutely love my body!
I really do treat my body as a temple (more or less, junk does go in, but I am slowly weeding myself off - promise!).
So it's a bit strange, then, that I've been somewhat clueless as to the notion of body wisdom, of understanding that my body has wisdom.
(Of course, this is exactly the reason why I've just discovered Elle's excellent Body Window website - synchronicity, the 'pupil being ready' and all that!)
Previously, I just worked my body hard, especially when I was in my 20s - I never listened to it, other than for signs of tiredness.
I never listened, because it never spoke. Or so I thought.
It was only after a series of emotional traumas (brought on by the end of yet another romantic relationship) that my body started to communicate to me LOUD AND CLEAR, that I started to listen:
I got fatigue.
Now I don't know the medical name for my condition, as whenever I went to the doctors the blood tests always turned up negative, but this is how I felt:
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