Health is a form of wealth in life. When you have radiant health you feel, as if you can achieve anything you decide to do. Staying healthy requires a constant commitment to healthy choices. This means getting plenty of sleep, eating a good diet and keeping a positive mental attitude. It also means listening to our intuitive nature with regards to our health. These foundations of wellness lead to resilient health.
Our health is precious. It represents our life force energy. In health, we are set aglow literally shining brighter with vitality and strength. Our energy radiates optimism and in truth, we have immunity. With strong health we can endure, maintain and triumph. In vitality and health, we can be of the greatest service.
There are many different ways to create a wellness routine, from specific diets and exercise to therapies and supplements. These routines create pathways to manage stress and maintain strong immunity within ourselves. It’s important to follow what feels right as an individual by listening to our own specific physiology. Diets may change according to different trends or scientific approaches. But our health is tended individually through our habits and lifestyle. Researching and learning about ourselves is the first step to health.
Listening to the body is a vital component to strong health. Yet, the body is only one aspect of our health. Our mental state can be even more important when facing a health challenge. It is important to balance both physical and mental aspects of our health. Paying attention to ourselves by taking note of sensations, thought patterns and general mood can help to assess imbalance before the onset of illness.
The mind-body connection affords a consistent connection to our state of wellness. If we are not well, the body and the mind will reflect it. This sensitivity to the mind-body often includes the information to remedy the discomfort through a request for what’s needed. For instance, we’re hungry and tired, the mind-body lets us know. Through practiced attention to ourselves, our awareness grows to enable greater understanding beyond basic hunger and fatigue.
We learn to understand our own signals through patience, compassion and respect for the mind-body. By really listening to the wisdom that returns to us from this connection. We might love the taste of a certain type of food. But, if our body rejects it, that’s wisdom to listen too. Each action we take towards caring for ourselves creates better health. This connection to ourselves allows a pathway to integration through responsive balanced routines of wellness.
Self-care begins with recognition of individuality and gentle compassion to understand what make us unique. This happens through listening to the body’s cues and following what feels right. Supporting our health becomes a joy when we are in alignment with ourselves. This happens when we listen with compassion, not judgment. Loving ourselves is a key ingredient to achieve radiant health.
Finding what works is only part of what brings success. Consistence is what matters.
We want to tend to our health the way we care for a beloved garden with constant loving attention to every nuance and seasonal shift. Perhaps, seeing the product of this effort as more than just a physical mass of cells, but rather an amazing starship that holds the very essence of life. Ok, maybe that’s a little much, but you get the point. The body is sacred and reveals itself as such. Especially, when it’s kept in its purest form of true health.
Listening to the body is a form of gathering wisdom from the self. The body will tell you what it needs. It will tell you where it needs attention. The body will alert you before you act through subtle signals. The body’s awareness is highly developed and in constant use sending signals to keep the body safe and in health. If you listen close enough, it will also tell you why. The body’s intelligence is not only about the physical form. Somatically the body is communicating translating information about our surroundings and those we are interacting.
The body is the vehicle of our soul. Treating it with respect, honor and grace allows for it to continue to serve at its best. The body is more than just its physical mass of muscle and cells. It is a constant companion that informs us somatically about our surroundings and those in it. With the mind, the body can transmute illness into health through an innate connection.
One practice to maintain health is to listen to the wisdom of the mind-body through intuitive eating. It is an easy and simple practice that requires nothing more than checking-in with ourselves. Remember to trust that your body has an inner wisdom. Learning to listen to ourselves develops a sense of inner guidance that leads to confidence and self-love. A true understanding of our health that is guided by instant feedback from ourselves.
How to practice eating intuitively
Begin by scanning the mind-body to learn what state is being held. What area feels depleted, or in need of more attention? Look to see, if there is anything that is immediately standing out as an important insight. This might reveal any number of bodily ailments or psychological burdens. Listen and pay attention without indulging in the story about what, where, or why. Just pay attention to how you are feeling. Get a full picture of where you are within the space you are occupying.
Sit with this knowledge. Let the fullness of what is being revealed to be acknowledged. Do not rush the process. Let it happen with patience and care. Listening, as if a treasured teacher was giving the perfect solution to amazing health and vitality. This recognition actually helps to facilitate the intuitive connection to become stronger.
Next, look at anything that might have shown up as a need, desire, or remedy. Is there something that seems to be calling your attention as a way to feel better? Is this a coping mechanism or a genuine request that will assist health? It’s important to clarify. As old patterns may arise that do not support health. Especially, if they have been a part of coping skills used in the past.
Asking the deeper questions will give insights needed to learn the difference between intuition and mental patterning. This is important as we may be responding out habits that need to be retrained. What is being requested by the body to create a sense of fulfillment? What will quench the mind with satiety? What hunger is within the mind-body and where is that root anchored? Let the answer or sensation come naturally without effort.
After we have scanned the body receiving insight. We must take this information to heart with mindful steps to fulfill the request in healthy ways. Perhaps, we’re asking what is best to eat for breakfast. The insight that arrives is more about needing sleep due to a sense of fatigue and low energy. Choosing food that will support a system responding with exhaustion will be beneficial. Rather than habitually responding with coffee or stimulants that might not be contributing to wellness.
Paying attention to simple cues will often be the fast way to confirm intuitive eating. Noticing a particular food, or color of food that is attracting, craving certain spices or flavors can all be forms of inner prompts aimed at achieving greater health. Simply following what feels supportive, uplifting, wholesome and energetically stimulating will also confirm intuitive cues for wellness as these attributes mirror the natural health in the system. Intuition is not complicated. In fact, it will usually be the most obvious choice that feels easy, or even repetitious in being presented as an option.
Intuition can promote a healthier expression of supported long-term wellness. By listening to ourselves we can gain real-time knowledge as to what we need most to thrive. This might feel unusual at first. Mostly because we may have habits that require reassessment. Yet, with a little attention, love and tenderness we can return to our natural vibrancy with a strengthening understanding of ourselves.
Listening to ourselves is a skill that must be cultivate in order to be of useful on-demand. Getting into the habit of checking and seeing what is noticed helps to strengthen the connection. With this connection, we gain a sense of inner knowing and better still, a strong sense of trusting ourselves. We have an amazing ability to tend to our own health this way.
Health is a wealth that becomes greater when shared. When we practice wellness as a lifestyle it can be shared with communities to help spread health. This happens through the generosity of shared knowledge. Before knowledge can be shared it must be discovered. Discovering the key to our inner health is easier when we listen intuitively to our mind-body connection.
We each have all that we need to determine our perfect health so long as we listen intuitively. I encourage you to make a new practice to listen with sweet intentions to the inner knowing and wisdom of our experience that comes through the mind-body. May the infinite wisdom of the mind-body’s intuition bring you increase health, greater peace and long life!