The Journey of Redemption

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I have been thinking about the road taken to lose weight. I have taken this journey before and each time I have been very successful at keeping the weight off until something occurs that it i no longer possible to do this. It is not so much the losing of the weight but a reclaiming of my whole person. This is a journey of redemption.

Today I went walking with a friend and I talked to them about the twelve year curse. My friend said that the twelve year curse is not a curse at all instead it is a signal that I am ready for a change in my life. Thinking back each time the weight comes back there is a transformation in my life.The first time was associated with the change from childhood to adolescence and the second time was my journey from adolescence to adulthood. Now I am taking another step towards a change but I do not know exactly what it is yet. Each time I take this journey of change I take back my own identity which has roots culturally and spiritually. I am currently contemplating going into the military as a Chaplin because I feel a calling coming.

This is a journey of redemption because with each step towards growth I am becoming more and more aware of the person that has been left behind due to hardship, stress, and big life changes that I did not initiate as a part of my own personal journey but yet they occurred. Although this is a path that leads to reclaiming the whole individual but yet this is a path that when completed not only reveals the person left behind but a person that has grown from the experiences and obstacles along the way. The redemption is of our true selves.

Onward through the commitment to the Journey of Redemption
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