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  • Rosanne Bostonian

Making Friends with our Bodies

Our body as teacher

If our bodies were our children, the Division of Youth and Family Services would be very busy! The neglect and abuse we visit on our poor selves is well documented in medical circles. Make no mistake, “The body remembers what the mind forgets!”

Western medicine follows the parade of our poor decisions with various remedies designed to curtail the symptoms of excess and ignorance. The causes of our suffering remain ours to diagnose unless we pursue alternatives which head off trouble before it blossoms into an array of misery.

I’ve personally learned (after years of trying to outrun reality) that attunement to our bodies’ is the root of loving relationships. Without that level of caring for ourselves, relationships with others will only mirror our lack of connectedness. If it ain’t on the inside, we won’t find it on the outside! Of course, we’ll blame everyone and everything outside of ourselves, but healing starts with self-regard.

In this New Year, maybe we can feel some compassion for ourselves and step into arenas of awareness that may at first be uncomfortable. We’re alarmed because we realize that no one is coming to save us and that the savior is within.

When we get the message, the healing begins and those who are specific to our needs will appear. “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Sometimes the teacher is the person in the mirror.

With love,


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