In this challenge you will be more aware of your needs and will seek to satisfy them. You will hear when your body tells you that you need water, and you will be ready to listen to it. When your body tells you that you need to go to the bathroom, try doing it without taking anything to the bathroom (magazine, cell phone, etc.), and realize how much you tolerate going to the bathroom with nothing, you will listen with deep respect to your need. You will hear when you say “I am tired” and you will give yourself a space to rest. Realize how sometimes you abuse yourself by not listening. Or when at the time of eating your body says “I already filled” and still, you keep eating. You will be attentive to the information that your body sends you either through a feeling, a sensation or physical discomfort. Listen when you need a hug, give it or receive it, when you ask for sleep, rest, when you ask for a hug or recognize yourself. Try to talk with the feeling (ask where it comes from, when it’s there, etc.). To that feeling, ask what do you need? What does it need to balance in your life? (Maybe listen: I need a moment alone, a space to dialogue with God, a hug, etc.) The disease makes you a report of something that you have time evading. Talk with your symptoms let them tell you it hurts, listen carefully, there will come a thought, a memory, a feeling something that will let you know why it is there.
At some point give yourself time and lie back; Focus on each part of your body. Focus all your attention on the muscles of the face, how do you feel them? Are tense or relaxed identifies how the muscles of the face are, what do they tell you? Stay a few moments attentive; Continue with your jaw, how do you feel it? Since when it’s stuck, tight. And so on, making you acquiesce to each part; Your neck, shoulders, back, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, buttocks, legs, knees, feet. What report does your body do? Listen attentively and respectfully, listen to your messages, through sensations, burning, pain, numbness, a twinge, maybe accompanied by a feeling, listen to it, just listen to it. Do you live with the parking brake? Have you noticed which are the parts that load with the tension? And so you live, and you do not even notice. You could do a daily evaluation before bedtime about how you lived your day, believe me your body will tell you. Even if at night you wake up you will realize that even asleep your body remains tense. Look at your body posture How is it? What does this posture tell you?
Listen lovingly to your body, listen to everything that reports to you, learn to dialogue with it, become your best friend.
Rules for family dialogue (non-cellular):
Respect (turns, without judgment or evaluation) and Listen (trying to understand the other, looking into the eyes and without interrupting). It is important to remember the rules when starting the family session.
Share with your family what you discovered of your body when performing the previous exercise, What did your body tell you, where are the tensions?
Reflect with the children the importance of listening to the needs of our body, of caring for and respecting it, becoming aware that when we feed it is important to give it the healthiest for its better functioning. Reflect on the importance of listening and meeting physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs. Remind the family of the importance of continuing with the litter.