My butt, January 2009

My butt,  January 2009
(who could miss it)

My butt, January 2010

My butt, January 2010
photos by Tom Peal

Welcome to You and All your Brilliant Parts!

In 2009 I lost 40 lbs and I got a new butt. How? Diet and exercise, that's the short answer. But all of the things I learned that made it emotionally possible, that allowed me to succeed when I had failed before - that will take longer. This blog celebrates the intelligence of the body. Please leave me a note to let me know what you think of this writing, if it's been helpful. I welcome your input and experience.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

intelligence, the mind, the body, and thanks

"All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future ... a substitute for the joy of Being.  As long as I am my mind, I am those cravings, those needs, wants, attachments, and aversions, and apart from them there is no "I" except as a mere possibility, an unfulfilled potential, a seed that has not yet sprouted.  In that state, even my desire to become free or enlightened [or healthy, or beautiful ... JMP] is just another craving for fulfillment or completion in the future.  So don't seek to become free of desire ... Become present." Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now
 "The intrinsic knowledge of every life form refines itself as the planet sheds and produces because of the self-constructing intelligence of the universe."  "Intelligence is the natural order of all life."  Maya Tiwari  Ayurveda: A Life of Balance:  The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types With Recipes

"The Ruby-throated Hummingbird stores enough fat to fly 26 hours non-stop at 25 miles an hour.  This is enough to span the Gulf of Mexico." Shackelford, Rozenburg, Hunter, & Lockwood Migration and The Migratory Birds of Texas (Fourth Ed., 2005; Texas Parks and Wildlife pub.)
So, I wonder if the birds' pituitary glands, which are  triggered by seasonal (and un-seasonal) changes, prompting the birds to gorge themselves prior to and during long migratory flights, cause the ruby-throated hummingbird to "crave?"  Would that be the experience of mind to a bird, Eckhart?

Conversely, is what I experience as my mind, when I, as my mind,  identify with my cravings (building anxiety, guilt, frustration and despair around them, co-creating that personal story alongside my ego) simply the squirtings of my pituitary gland?  Or some other glands ... or organs ...

Fellow transformation specialists, I seek the wisdom of my body and the faculties of my mind to heal my body and my mind.  This will only work if I trust the intelligence they possess, a part of the universal intelligence that we share.  I want to experience the vibration of that intelligence, in myself and all creation.

Thanks, readers, for sharing ways that you are tapping in to your inner wisdom, and that spirit that is the way we experience universal intelligence.  Gwen, would you post about the "Healing Sounds" events you've experienced - I can't find your note to me.  That sounded great - like a de-frag operation on the obsessive mine.  Bekah, thanks for sharing your thoughts on food with us - not being a renunciate, I constantly have to re-negotiate my relationship with food and your words resonate with me.

Later, Jenni

1 comment:

  1. They have to gorge before (never during) or they would not make it to the other side! Glad I don't have to fly 650 miles non-stop!