We Are Not Our Bodies

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We are not our bodies.

Our person, our mind, our spirit is greater than our body. Our body is merely a vessel for us to fulfill our purpose on earth. I truly believe that our purpose, all of our purposes, is to serve others (At least if we all aspired to live that way the world would be a better place).

There are many different ways that we can take on the role of serving others.
For me one way I do that is through entertainment.
I love to be on stage and share a wonderful story with an audience.
I know that when I make them feel something I am doing what I was meant to do.
There are lots of other ways I like to serve others, but that is just one.
We need to treat our bodies with great care because our body serves a greater purpose.
If we don’t look for the best way to take care of our vessel then we are doing a disservice to ourselves and all the people out there that we could be helping if only we had taken better care of ourselves.

By “taking care” of our body (or vessel) I don’t mean going on whatever diet trend it popular at the time. I don’t mean pushing our body to its limits in a cross fit workout.

What I mean is eating the best foods for our own particular body types, getting regular sleep, practicing self care, and working towards finding balance in our mind, body, and spirit.

We are greater than our bodies.

We have been given this vessel to do more with it than chase instant gratification, or abuse it with drugs or alcohol.

That being said, I do understand how some can be lead down the path of escapism (using vices to escape reality).

Life is incredibly hard.

Even more so when you don’t know your purpose in life or you are living a life without fulfillment.

I can’t tell you your life’s purpose. Nor can I tell you what the best path is for you to take.

What I can tell you is that when you are ready, the answers are out there.Β All you have to do is look.

As for myself, I am an empath, I am also a christian, and I am also someone who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was about 17 years of age.

I got married at 22 to someone who really didn’t know how to be with someone like me. Honestly, I couldn’t blame him. At the time I didn’t know how to be me. I didn’t know who I was or what I was capable of.

I’m still learning. I’m always learning.

I felt alone and didn’t want to share my pains with anyone because I didn’t want to be a burden to others (anxiety disorders were not as commonly talked about during this time, especially in the south where I grew up).

When my anxiety reached its highest and I developed a breathing disorder that made me feel like I was starving for air, not only did I feel alone, but I also felt insane.

I felt like I was losing grips with my sanity.Β I know what it feels like to be lost and alone and scared.

I didn’t know what purpose so therefore I was not serving myself and caring for my body.

I didn’t see the point in it.

However, I didn’t give up. My unwavering hope and optimism saved my life and if you are reading this blog then you still have that hope inside of you too.

You can find the answers. You never have to give up on yourself or others. The more you search the more you’ll realize that you are not alone.

There are people who feel the same way you feel, who look at the world the same way you do. You can find your tribe, just keep looking!

Never give up on yourself cause this world needs you. You wouldn’t be here if the world didn’t need you.

Don’t let anyone else’s expectations of you create your own expectations of yourself and take care of your vessel. You only get the one. Treat it with kindness and it will better serve you.

When you do this then you can better serve others and find your purpose in life. You can find fulfillment and joy.

Namaste my lovelies!

 

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