your body talks to you
in whispers
in inner nudges
in a quiet voice
that tells you
what it needs
to heal and thrive

and if you don’t listen
it gets louder

and then it talks to you
in discomforts
it is trying to get your attention
to tell you
‘hey! you need to make different choices
you need to love me
and care for me
in a different way’

and if you don’t listen
it gets louder still

and then it shouts
in chronic disease
in serious illnesses
in addictive behavior
in pain
both physical and emotional
it shouts
‘can you hear me now?’

don’t wait
listen now
listen with love
listen with willingness
listen to the whispers