A while ago I bought a meditation massage oil from Sensatia Botanical, a Bali-based local skincare brand, just because one of my friend shared how this product smells like yoga class.
At that time, i really really really miss my yoga class in mood studio but barely have time to do it, hence i gave that yoga class-smelled massage oil a try.
Yet due to the hectic hectic worklife, i barely got the chance to use it now. As gratitude to a great job i’ve done today. And, oh boy, aside from how nice it smells (not anything like my yoga class aromateraphy or something but YES I LOVE IT), i got the fact that self-massage is a way to reconnect to our body. The shell that we’re living now.
I thank my fingers to do a great job today.
I realized that my toes never get proper care nor enough attention.
I barely realized that i always complaining and complaining about how fat my thighs but never actually take care of the skin in that particular parts.
And from a very young age, i believe my super tan skin is ugly and tried so hard to make it brighter. But this very second i just realized how beautiful it is, and thinking how white people trying so hard to get the skin color i born with.
How i’ve been so ungrateful with the body i living in. This is my the only body i have for the rest of my life. My forever home.
Taking care of our body should be a deeper work. More than merely to make it firm and toned, or changing the skin color, or to make it thin or thicker. But about knowing our flaws and completely accepting it. About knowing how our body is doing right now. About thanking our body parts for their hardwork throughout our life.
The journey of body-acceptance is different for everyone, but i found mine through self body-massaging.
So how is yours? And have you giving a sincere gratitude to your body parts? Have you ever properly thanking them?