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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