I had the honor of working with Marc David at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in 2014. His favorite word was ’embody’ and it really became the underlying theme of his program.
We spend a lot of time working on our ‘body’. But, we often forget that our bodies are the embodiment of everything we put into them. Food. Effort. Emotions. Thoughts. Energy.
Look at the definition:
- to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form:
to embody an idea.
- to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal:
to embody a spirit.
- to collect into or include in a body; organize; incorporate.
- to embrace or comprise.
As much as we obsess over our bodies, we also know we can’t take it with us. Most of us won’t be remembered for our physical form, but rather for the characters we choose to embody.
That’s why I’ve named my business mbodie – because we are what we embody. And, we choose.
I love this quote by Epictetus…
Don’t explain your philosophy, embody it.”
Something worth thinking about. What do you want to embody?
Peace and love,