Being your body

I got really annoyed when my therapist said, “you don’t live in your body.” “What do you mean?” I quipped, “I rock climb, do yoga, meditate, follow my breath, I’m aware of my body.” “Exactly,” she replied, “you’re aware of your body but you don’t live in or from your body.” That was many years ago. Now I know what she meant. I was aware of sensations in my body and movement of my body through space, but I didn’t live in my body as if my body were “me.” To inhabit our body means to live within the whole internal depth of our body and to feel that who we are, fundamentally, is the internal space of our body. If we don’t live in our bodies, where do we live? Most of us live in our heads.

About this blog

Welcome! You'll find a mix of writings here about cultivating an embodied life. Some posts are educational topics I teach in therapy. Others reflect on awareness, compassion and radical intimacy with the present moment as helpful dispositions in navigating life.

My intention, no matter what the subject, is to support your unique unfolding toward greater wholeness, creativity, and aliveness. As Howard Thurman says, '“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

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