This metaphor has two meanings for me. Yes, we live in this body that was given to us for this life. It’s up to us how we take care of it. Many people want to live a happy and healthy life; so they’re careful about what they eat and drink, and take part in activities to keep themselves strong and flexible. And they care about everything they put on the skin and so on.
Like with anything there is no universal approach for all people. It’s a lifelong journey searching for the best way to take care of your body. We simply have to experiment.
But the important thing to know is we have only one chance! We can’t go to a shop and show our receipt for an exchange; saying we want a new body because the old one is damaged.
Actually, you could think of it like a business; if I serve my body, my body serves me! Sounds absolutely simple, right?
At the moment I’m fascinated by cases of extreme obesity or, the opposite, super skinny. Those people are on the way to discovering that we need to be careful about what we eat and how we move.
This world is a confusing place for them. How can fast food be bad if it’s on every street corner? And why is coke and ice cream bad if it tastes so good? I’m having my struggles also; being happy and healthy is a big commitment. Day by day I need to remind myself what my intention is and choose how I eat, how I speak, how I do things, and behave towards others according to that.
If you reverse the sentence: “Your house is your body” maybe it doesn’t make sense at first. But the way we take responsibility and make a commitment to be happy in our body is connected to our awareness of how we take care of the environment we live in. For example, there are TV programs about people who hoard possessions until their homes are filled with junk. And it usually turns out that these people have not dealt with some pain in their lives, such as a personal tragedy, or are depressed in some way.
So this requires active involvement: when we decide to create our house according to our ideas and to feel more comfortable, we can then apply the same idea to our body. Caring about the little details can have a big effect in the end.
I find tidying the house is often emotionally cleansing for me, too. I get rid of the old dust that’s settled on things. And I throw out old stuff that only represents memories and is stuff I’m not actually using.
I was only keeping these things to hold onto old memories. By removing them I’m inviting new energy to come and I’m updating my life. Because life never happens in the past it’s about now.
After I’ve cleaned and thrown out things I can organise the things that our left and look forward to see what new things come ☺
We can apply that this tidying house metaphor for our relationships, for body cleansing etc.…
So make your space, organise and then only be surprised what your efforts will create for the future.
Bara with love