My friend Trish and I were talking about this need we humans have that we totally ignore: to be aware of living in your body. We’re busy, we’re all about what’s in our head, the should‘s, the have-to‘s, the to-do‘s, and we use our body as if it’s an old beater
which it may resemble, only good for getting from Point A to Point B.
No, this is not how to make yourself feel better with a scarf, part 2, the X-rated version
not a bad idea, though, oh the spam!. Although sex can pull you back down into your curled toes for moment. But if you’re one of those people I would never! sorting your mental laundry list during the act — multitasking at its worst — then no, sex may not be the answer for you sorry, Hubs.
Some may disagree; certain religions, even some Eastern philosophy, have a thing against listening to your body or indulging your senses, like physical desire is a thing to be risen above. It’s that age-old wild animal versus civilized man argument, as if we can’t have both.
I say bullshit. Dive in. Your brain, your gut, your skin, your senses, they’re all connected, and sending warm fuzzies through your system, scientists are finding out, is good news for everyone in your cute, little, physical ecosystem. We are sentient beings after all.
-sex (IF you can shut off the mind for just two fucking minutes
I mean, hours, of course!)
-soak in a hot tub, bathtub, metal bucket, whatever!
-drive with the windows down, radio blaring
-meditate and mentally scan your entire body
-drink a delicious pinot noir (but this is not about numbing yourself!)
-get a massage or scrub
-squint in the sun
-savor a luxurious dessert
-go hear live music
-walk in the woods and listen
-do yoga or stretch
-go barefoot in the sand
-beat a drum or two
-get a mani/pedi
-wear anything cashmere, silky, satiny, or soft
These are just some suggestions. Maybe you have others?
What brings you back down out of your head into your whole, delicious body?!