Loving Kindness to my Tummy

Feeling fat triggers diet mentality, desperation, and sometimes binge eating.  Most of my feeling fat centers around my abdomen, which has been a frustration for me since I was about 8 years old and my mother decided it was time to start dressing to hide my pot belly.  Yep – I was ashamed of my body at 8 years of age.  

I’ve been thinking about how I can start reversing this and one thing that came to mind and resonated was Loving Kindness meditation: May I live in safety. May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I live with ease.”

What if I change this up?  May my stomach be safe.  May my stomach be happy. May my stomach be healthy.  May my stomach be at ease.

Initially, the thoughts are comforting and I feel some of the feeling-fat induced tension easing.  The question now – how do I remember to give myself this love through out the day?  

 

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About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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One Response to Loving Kindness to my Tummy

  1. I so relate to this. I started hating my tummy when I was 3 years old. My parents would refer to it as my “spare tire.” I try to hold my tummy and be grateful for digesting the food I need for energy.

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