//a five minute friday piece//

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles.

Today’s prompt: observant

What does my body know?

This is a question I’m training myself to ask in moments of stress, anxiety, or anger.

My body is the outer map of my inner mind. Follow the trails of tension, and I learn the truth about what lies I’m believing.

My tight shoulders tell me I’m trying to carry what doesn’t belong to me.

Weary eyes speak to me of a brain that needs to slow down. Sit still. Stretch out, in the love of a good God who can be my peace.

A heart rate too high reminds me I don’t have to perform for approval.

Ache in my wrist whispers that it’s time to take a break from the tech. Move my hand from the mouse. Switch off, power down.

Knots in my stomach say: “It’s time to leave.”

Yes, my body has something to say.

She’s worth hearing.

This piece first appeared on amandadzimianski.com .

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