Write a Letter to Heal Yourself & Start Living

A letter to my body

Written by Sheyla Zayas

Many of us yearn to find that moment that feels like a pivotal turning point in our lives. That moment when we finally leave our past behind and get down to the business of living. That moment when we stop making excuses and really do what it takes to have the life we desire. What if we could start by acknowledging our body and make a promise to treat it better? Thank it for doing a great job every day even though we probably take it for granted. Allowing ourselves to release past hurts or mistakes helps us start living, right now, at this moment.

What if you could create that moment instead of waiting for it? You can and I can help you if you’re ready.

Creating Your Own Change

In late 2018, I attended a weekend breathing seminar. It was there during an exercise, we were asked to write a letter to our bodies. I wrote my letter on December 1st, 2018. At that time, I was still depressed and not sleeping through the night. I also was addicted to marijuana and was content to play life’s victim instead of taking responsibility for all that plagued me. 

Letter to My Body Writing Example

My Dear Body,

From this day forward, you are free. You have the ability to let go on the spot and not hang on to hurts and perceived sleights. Your ancient wisdom will come forth in the form of knowledge and understanding. Your gentle voice will continue to get clearer. Your messages and information will be so grand that masses of hurting people will come to hear and learn from you. It is OK to be bold and speak the truth that you’ve been suppressing this whole life.

Thank you so much for working so hard to keep me safe and protecting me from harm. Thank you for your beauty and vitality. There is no need to protect me anymore. I release you and give you the permission to open up to the soft part of you and expose it to the world so that others may come to discover their freedom, through your freedom. It’s finally time to shed the hard surface. Thank you again for that protective armor. I love you dearly and desire nothing but freedom, goodness, and joy for you.


Sheila Zayas

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The Power of Words

Reading back through my letter, I could never have envisioned the joy and freedom I experience today. This letter was written from a place of despair and pain. It was a precursor of my journey to finding joy and learning self-love.

So, I encourage you to write your body a letter that is filled with light and your hopes for its future. Open your heart and write down the things you’ve always thought about but never said to your body. Maybe you feel you owe your body an apology for not honoring it, for abusing it, and neglecting it. Remember to date it so you can refer back to it later on in your journey.

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