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Gratitude for your body

28 April 2024
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The following is a guided meditation.

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Hello and welcome to thismeditation designed to help you
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express gratitude for yourbody and to develop a more
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positive body image.
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Let's begin by finding acomfortable seated position.
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Gently roll your shouldersand come into the here and
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now. Taking in a big,
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deep breath and letting it go.
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Noticing how your bodyfeels in this moment.
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Breathing in and out,
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allowing whatever comes withthis meditation to come.
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Allowing the emotionsto rise and simply being
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with them. Inhale
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and exhale.
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Know that this is a safe space,
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a space for you to grow andlearn from your wonderful body,
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the body that has broughtyou through this life,
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the body that has allowedyou to be here today.
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The body that, despiteall we've put it through,
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continues to be therefor us every single day.
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Inhale and let it go.
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I want you to bring yourattention to your face.
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Think about your eyes.
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Think about the color of your eyesand about all the wonderful things
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that they've seen over the years.
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All the beautiful sight,all the bright colors.
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Think about how much they help youevery to see the life around you.
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Thank your eyes for all they do for you.
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Bring your awareness to your nose.
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Spend a moment thinking about all thewonderful things your nose has allowed you
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to smell.
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Regardless of the shapeor the size of your nose,
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your nose has given you the gift of smell.
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It's allowed you to smellyour favorite perfume,
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the scent of your loved ones,
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flowers and the rain.
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Thank your body for havingsuch a wonderful nose.
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Next, notice your mouth.
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Think about all thatyour mouth does for you,
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all the kisses you've beenable to give and to receive
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all the nourishment you've beenable to deliver to your body
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and all the delicious flavorsthat you've been able to enjoy.
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Think about your smile.
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Think about how happy yoursmile has made you and others.
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Thank your body for havingsuch a wonderful mouth.
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Now, notice your mind and your brain.
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Think about all your mind does for you.
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Think about how much your mind caresfor you and allows you to care for
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others.
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Think about how your mind giveslife to every organ in your body,
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how your mind has the capacityfor kindness, intelligence,
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growth, and change.
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Think about how your mind hasadapted over all the years.
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Thank your body for havingsuch a resilient mind.
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Bring your awareness toyour torso and abdomen.
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This is an area of the bodywe're often prone to judging.
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Let's now think about all the thingsyour torso and abdomen do for you,
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for the nutrients they'vedelivered for you,
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the way it holds your body together,
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how it protects your vital organs,
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or even for how it's created lifeor brought life into the world.
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Think about how your torso servesas the solid foundation of your body
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for how it has grown to support your body.
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Think about how proud you are tohave such a safe space to live in.
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Thank your body for having sucha strong and resilient torso.
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Now, notice your heart.
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Bring awareness to your heartbeat.
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Think about how it has continuedto beat since before you were even
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brought into this world.
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Think about how your hearthas loved and been loved.
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Think about the heartbreakit has endured and how it has
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survived and kept beating.
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Thank your body for havingsuch a beautiful heart.
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Bring your awareness now to your arms,
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Even if your arms are injured ordon't look the same as others.
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Think about how they mayhave supported you, you
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how they've allowed you tohold those that you love
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and to touch and to feel.
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Think about all the hands that you've held
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and thank your arms andhands for all that they do.
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Notice your legs.
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Think about how they've held you upright,
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how they've carried you through your days,
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how they've allowed youto balance, to walk,
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to swim, or to run.
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Think about how they'vegrown to support your body
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and how strong they are to holdyou since you were a young child.
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Regardless of what your legs looklike or how you feel about them.
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Thank them for all that they do for you.
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Now take a deep breathin and slowly exhale.
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Bring your awareness toyour body as a whole.
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Think about all the challengesyour body has been through,
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the infections it may have fought off,
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the bruises it has healed,
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and the bones it has reformed.
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Thank your body for constantly healing.
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Think about all the growthyour body has been through,
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the stretching, the expanding,
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and thank your body for growing with you.
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Think about all the skillsyour body has helped you learn
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from kicking a ball to throwing, swimming,
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jumping, or even walking.
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Thank your body for helping you learn.
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Think about all the placesyour body has taken you,
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the experiences your bodyhas allowed you to have.
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Even if your body doesn'tperform as you'd like,
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even if your body doesn'tlook the way you'd like,
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take a moment to be grateful forthe incredible body that you call
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your own.
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I am grateful for everythingmy body allows me to do.
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I am grateful that my body is myvehicle to carry me through this
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life.
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And when you're ready,
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slowly bring yourself back into the room,
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slowly opening your eyes
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and once more before youmove through your day.
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Thank your body for always being there.