10/13 pic There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. Nietzsche
Per Nietzsche, “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
And this resonates for me in life and especially in trauma work.
And I know this can be hard to accept for many folks, depending on your relationship with your body.
Our society trains us to not listen to our bodies, to disconnect from them, push past their limits, punish them and manipulate them into false standards of beauty. And all of these are ways of disconnecting from, or dissociating, from our bodies.
It is not uncommon for trauma survivors to share that they have a hard time knowing when they are hungry, or thirsty, or when they need to use the bathroom. They have learned block their ability to tune into their bodies.
Our bodies give us feedback on if people and situations are safe, on when we are reaching our limits, when we hurt and therefore need to attend to our feelings or any injuries.
Our bodies deserve love and care, even when they don’t match our idealized, wished for or needed ways of being in the world. They deserve love and care as they house our spirits and carry us from day to day, through this life.