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Two Life Lessons

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Universe gave me two Life Lessons last Thursday.

1. Love and accept what is. That includes my body.

About a month ago I started fixating on my belly. There'd be a quiet "I wish it were smaller" or a sneaky "It would look better if" creep into my mind. Long story short it turned into a bunch of nasty self-criticism.

Today, I'm practicing mindfulness of my thoughts and feelings, while loving and accepting my body as it is right now. For what I can change, I'm changing. For what I can't I'm letting go.

2. Numbing with food is an attempt to avoid feeling vulnerable.

A couple weeks ago when I had my self-compassion breakthrough, I wasn't expecting to feel so much more compassion for humanity. I wanted to hug each person I met because I *knew* they had their own struggles, their own heartbreaks, their own muck they were slogging through. My heart hurt for others because my shame was their shame and their shame was my own.

Oh, the vulnerability I felt! Oh, how raw I felt! Oh, how overwhelmed I felt! In an effort to protect, I've been eating.

Today, I'm back to normal eating. Eating when I'm hungry and stopping when I'm full. I'm living in my strength and know I can feel feelings without eating.

It's a Serenity Prayer kind of day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHD140 10/31/2012 10:24PM

    Thanks for sharing- The way you frame this STILL speaks to me.

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GAYEMC 10/30/2012 7:58PM

    Two good lessons learned, now keep them in front of you! No smash talking!

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HILLRUNNER 10/30/2012 10:31AM

    Thanks for the lesson. Excellent insight.

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GIELLIOT 10/29/2012 10:53PM

    Great insights. Thanks for sharing!

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LUV4CHOCOLATE 10/29/2012 8:45PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 10/29/2012 6:46PM

    Thank you for posting this blog. I enjoyed your insights!

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SUZECOOKS 10/29/2012 6:43PM

    I really like this! Good lessons to learn. Thanks for the insightful ness!

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SEAWILLOW 10/29/2012 5:58PM

    A good day! Great blog, Z !

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