Day 11 – Gratitude To Our Bodies

When was the last time you were grateful for the fact that you have eyes that can see? Eyes that can see the people you love, eyes that can see inspiring teachers, read inspire words and watch inspiring movies or the thousands shades of green. Or do you only notice your eyes when they are itchy?

When was the last time that you appreciate the fact that the breath just breath on its own and that there is nothing that you need to do for that to happen. When was the last time you reflected on the fact that without a breath you will die?

When was the last time you appreciated the fact that you can taste – taste healthy food, and chocolate cakes and good wine. The fact that you can touch – the fact that you can kiss a loved ones, hug your friend or cover yourself up in a warm comfy blanket when it’s minus 20 degrees out there.

When was the last time you reflected on your amazing immune system that keeps us well or heals us, and for all our organs that maintain our body immaculately so that we can live.

LOVE every single part of your BODY.

When was the last time you were grateful for simply walking, making yourself a cup of coffee, showering on your own and use your voice to express yourself and communicate with others. Not everybody can do all that. It is not guaranteed that we will be able to do so indefinitely.

Did you ever stopped to think how does the body know how to do all those things? And who gives the orders? And why?

Even if you are ill or disabled in some way, thank your healthy organs. Thank the parts of you that are still functioning well and carrying the rest of your body.

And whether you are healthy or sick appreciate the magnificence of your human mind that no computer technology in the world can duplicate. Your entire body is the greatest laboratory on the planet, and there’s nothing that can come even close to replicating its magnificence. You are a miracle!

Just for today, let’s be grateful to our bodies.

May we all live with an open and grateful heart.



About advaharma

Been fascinated by the mystery of life ever since I can remember. Have been practicing meditation for more than 20 years. Dedicated two years to an ongoing silent meditation retreat whilst living in Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and Burma. A Yogi and a Front Line Humanitarian.
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4 Responses to Day 11 – Gratitude To Our Bodies

  1. What a stunning message …

  2. Charles Obute says:

    Its amazing how we forget the little things in life which turn out to be the most important ones. Nice one Adva!!

  3. joeholtaway says:

    how wonderful, thanks for sharing this adva

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