I am not alone
unless I choose to be
in learning to love my body.
My daily choice is to recognize that every woman
alive is on a journey beside me, with me, ahead and behind me
and we are all making choices
begging to see beyond cultural norms
and grasp something that would anchor us
in loving this body that we inhabit.
my body responds to a need and draws it in.
I cannot produce food that provides nourishment,
my body’s appetite will consume calories I choose.
I cannot create ground to hold my weight,
my body challenges my mind, to silence its protests and keep running.
So many choices each day
that draw my attention back to the delicate juncture
of darkness – to reject this body…
of light – to embrace this body…
I juggle the emotions like delicate crystal
wishing this were behind me,
Instead daily I am invited into a dance
and choose to return to a deeper identity, scripted in sacred words
“Now listen daughter, don’t miss a word…the King is wild for you.*”
So I meet you my sisters
at the sacred juncture of choice
to be aware of our bodies and
choosing to love that which THE King is wild about.
Be sure to stay tuned as there are more BODY TALKS to come dear friends!
*Psalm 45:10 MSG