The Wisdom of the Body


Where do you turn to learn how to live?

If you’re like me, you might turn to books. Or mentors. Or podcasts.

You might engage in philosophical discourse with friends, family, and colleagues.

You might lean into the onslaught of research and studies conducted on the topics of happiness, meaning, and life satisfaction.

You might reflect through the practice of journaling.

These can all be useful, but they all come at the question from the same place: the mind.

The thinking mind.

But there’s another place from which to gain great insight into how to live your life: the body.

The body itself is a treasure trove of wisdom — wisdom accumulated over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.

The body, one could certainly argue, knows how to live.

And the body is constantly trying to communicate with you.

The question is: are you listening?

Through the power of intuition and subtle (or not so subtle) sensations, the body is constantly providing real-time feedback to steer you in the right direction.

If you listen, and to the EXTENT that you listen, you will get far more answers from the wisdom of your own body then you will from any book or podcast.

What time should you go to sleep? What time should you wake up?

What should you eat and drink? What should you not eat or drink?

What kind of work-life balance do you need?

What kind of career path suits you?

What kind of people should you spend your time with?

Where should you live?

The wisdom of the body has answers to all these questions and more.

And this is great news, because the body is with you…ALL THE TIME!

Listen up, and see if you can hear what it’s trying to tell you.

By Ryan Paugh

Hi there!

With decades spent exploring the outer world and the inner world, I share some of the insights I have learned along the way.

Topics include mindfulness, spirituality, growth, perspective, and career.

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