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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you are an emotional eater and who among us are not? Then, like me, you’ve gone to the pantry, refrigerator and store shelves in search of something, anything, to fill that empty, self deprecating hole that yearns to be satisfied. You’ve searched for something sweet to take the bitter taste of life out of your mouth, gorged on empty calories as if it were going to save your life… AS IF!!!! Popped a pill or drank yourself stupid so you didn’t have to face what was really eating you. Wasted hard earned money cramming your closets and drawers with stuff and then turned to others to measure our self-worth and wonder why can’t I find a relationship that satisfies my every need?

Because we are Looking for love in all the wrong places............

Loving yourself more than food is a simple concept, one of my favorite quotes, but until we truly love our self; food, bad relationships, drugs and alcohol will only numb the fear that we are not worthy of all the wonderful things life has to offer. One must be perfect to be valuable. And if I’m not perfect then why would anyone love me?

I have some cracks in me… I’m not perfect. Neither are you… no one is. We are human. We are flawed… we are cracked.

I’m learning to love my cracks.

What a beautiful way of looking at being human. What a lovely way to accept our imperfections. And as we do we can truly begin to live a life of self love by forgiving ourselves for not being perfect.

You ARE beautiful… no WE are beautiful. Cracks and all.

Japanese Bowl By Peter Mayer

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls
That were made long ago
I have some cracks in me
They have been filled with gold
That’s what they used back then
When they had a bowl to mend
It did not hide the cracks
It made them shine instead
So now every old scar shows
From every time I broke
And anyone’s eyes can see
I’m not what I used to be
But in a collector’s mind
All of these jagged lines
Make me more beautiful
And worth a much higher price
I’m like one of those Japanese bowls
I was made long ago
I have some cracks you can see
See how they shine of gold...

Shine On SparkFriends emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBIGENE 6/16/2013 5:36PM

    GREAT blog !!!

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ACIMPEGGY 6/16/2013 4:36PM

    How did I miss this? It's marvelous!!

You know, as A Course in Miracles student/teacher, I believe, as children of the Father (part of the sonship actually) that yes...we must forgive and LOVE all...because we ARE Love.

'Course, if you're caught up in that ego yet, not acknowledging Spirit, you don't see that.

It everyone did, it would be Heaven on Earth!

Thanks for the website livelifehappy, too.


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ASTRA58 4/24/2013 11:50AM

    Thank you so much for sharing the poem and the picture of the Japanese bowl. These are words to live by!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/23/2013 2:34PM

    OOOOOH !!! Ahhhhh !!!

This is the most wonderful insightful post !!!!

I wish I had one of those bowls.

Thank you.


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IONA72 3/16/2013 5:40PM

    Good advice, thank you!

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NEW-CAZ 3/16/2013 8:04AM

    beautiful emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 3/13/2013 10:54AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such inspiring and awesome words! I really needed them today. Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Sharon

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HINDYPATTI 3/13/2013 10:44AM

    Thank you for sharing. Exaxtly what I needed to read.

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/12/2013 11:49PM

    What wonderful thoughts, Linda. Really love and appreciate them. Thank you so much for sharing with us and for making such darned good sense!! Hugs, Jeannie

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JILL313 3/12/2013 11:15PM

    Linda, You've done it again. . .all your blogs are so inspiring, helpful and make me think. I love this Beautiful Japanese Bowl and I love the idea that my "cracks & Flaws" are filled with beautiful Gold. Peter Mayer sings this sweet endearing song so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your wise thoughts and this video with us. This is a winner and I'm going to like it. Enjoy your week dear friend.

Hugs & Love,


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JOANNS4 3/12/2013 9:00PM

    I love this. I had never read the Japenese bowl. Thank you for sharing.

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RFJSJ50 3/12/2013 8:48PM

    Your words have made an impact on me! Thanks for writing such a wonderful, insightful, and inspiring blog.

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123ELAINE456 3/12/2013 8:00PM

  Beautiful!!! Thanks for Sharing. God Blessings to Everyone. Have An Enjoyable Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAWKETS 3/12/2013 5:31PM

    Thats a great blog Thankx for sharing it I like the
Japanese bowl I had never read that before

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JAOTAO 3/12/2013 5:17PM

    What a beautiful & insightful blog. Thank you for sharing your deep thoughts. Blessings to you!

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PLUMERIA50 3/12/2013 5:11PM

  I have tears. This was beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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