Breath. Air comes in, air goes out.
That might be what you tell your self. But that’s not the real story.
Your body has a history written in its cells, and it remembers whether you do or not. Trauma is inked on our bones. Experience is coded in our proteins. Your body is your instrument. And your body does not forget.
It might seize up under pressure, because it learned to be fearful. Your body might feel that it needs to protect itself in extreme ways, when it feels threatened. And you know what the body perceives as threatening? (Of course you do!) Singing in front of others.
But turn it on its head: if the body does not forget, teach it something to remember that empowers it and you. Let it remember something powerful and freeing.
Teach your body acceptance today. And tomorrow your body will remember.
Teach your body to sweat and be powerful. And tomorrow, your body will remember.
Teach your body to move with freedom. And tomorrow, your body will remember.
Teach your body again tomorrow, and it will remember that too. Teach it something true for a week, and it will remember. Weeks turn into months. Months turn into habits. Habits turn into you.
Your body is extraordinary, powerful, and beautiful. Don’t let it forget it.
May 5, 2020