I partly disagree! Both as private person and professional as a body psychotherapist!
It depend how you interpret. You´ll get some examples.
When I was in my teens I felt so FAT. When I was feeling my body and looking at it I felt FAT. But the fact was that it wasn´t. For many years I looked normal sized, slim and for some years a bit chubby, but fat, no. When looking in the mirror I saw FAT. Breathing, connected to and "being in my body" I felt FAT.
Professional there is a reason why the "food challenges" as for instans anorexia is called a dis-order. The persons perception of reality and self has changed.
You´ll get more about this theme in another blogpost and how all is support also when human beings choose eating disorders.
Most of us know the feeling of having been to a great party. As times go by the memory of the party gets better and better. The feeling many will have in their body will resonate with what they have told them self and when sharing in stories with their loved ones. Now the party was awesome and how the party feels in the body is to.
By the way something we can counciously choose to use actively in our life.
Professional I have seen and heard people having created what is called "false memories" also related to their body. A person can have so little sense of Self (being them self) that he or she doesn´t know. The feeling in their body will often be splited and for some feels as anxiety.
A few month ago I had surgery and after that my body for a month nearly fainted when consulting nurses and doctors. Absolutely peaceful things but my body didn´t knew and tried to escape. My body instinct was that health staff = danger. Even though I was in narcosis when operated my body remember the feeling of danger and pain.
That being said the body does tell the true about emotions. For some human beings it is to overwhelming and for those it can be a good idea to go slow or get assistance from a mentor when feeling their body.
Most kids are connected to their body and express the emotion when feeling it.
The body is a treasure chamber to tell stories we had forgot or stories we connect to when giving attention to how it feels. It can of course also be we have a story and then dare to feel our emotions as they are in the now and feels in our body.
The body is often a fast way to seek for advice. It has lots of great answers.
In some way the right question is not if the body alway tells the trueth. A body is a body and always tell us stories and feelings.
The conclusion is the body is true. It has a story. Many stories and a now where we can choose to feel how it feels. To see what the body believe is true. The combination body(awereness) and head (cognition) can be glorious.
The body is a source of wisdom. It also have emotions and when we listen, perhaps go even deeper and when we respect the body's answers for many of us then it can be clearly what to do. For example what is and feels most fun and free. Do we hold our breath or breath in the situation.... That is a great parameter.
I invite you to have fun exploring your body and it´s wisdom. If you aren´t already familier with it and it´s reaction I invite you to become.
For Joy, Love & Success
All Is Support
Kristina Seia Sangvita