Seriously, #reverb10 gals? A “wellness consultant” asking us to write about “body integration” was the best you could come up with for today? Just ugh.
Today’s post reminded me once again of what I dislike the most about this whole #reverb10 project — namely, the unacknowledged privilege that permeates the whole thing. Today’s prompt, for example, quietly assumes that the writer is able-bodied, fed, clothed, and generally living a life that allows for the body to be well taken care of. That simply is not reality for a large number of people on this planet.
And yes, I get that participating in this is voluntary, that I too am privileged if I’ve got the leisure time, internet access, and equipment that is necessary to participate. But I had hoped that the prompts would be written in a way that would go beyond individual New Agey self help — that in reflecting and manifesting, we would think about the larger world, our role in it, and our obligation to make it a better place. Unfortunately, that has not yet happened.
Note: This is my twelfth post for #reverb10, an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Each day has a prompt. Today’s prompt is: “Body integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?”