Sunday, January 11, 2015

the weight struggle is real

One time I lost a bunch of weight. It wasn't even on purpose. It sorta kinda just happened.

Then I gained the weight back.

Then somehow I lost it.

But then I gained it all back.

And every time I lost it, people were so happy for me. And every time I gained it, some people told me I needed to lose "just 10 more pounds" to be "perfect" "stunning" "drop-dead gorgeous" - "I promise".

And my whole life I have believed the lie that people would love me more, maybe I'd have a boyfriend, or a guy that actually liked me and didn't want to just mess with my emotions, a higher paying job, and definitely better opportunities...if all I did was fit into a size 2 dress.

But that's not the truth. And no, this does not give you the right to trash your temple, waste your temple, or be unhealthy. What it means is that 2015 must be the year that you see yourself as God created you.

Wonderful, beautiful, talented, amazing.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Let's live.

Why did I include this paragraph? Because it's true. When we believe the lie that we are unequal to those around us, we can't live a happy life. So let's live, let our light shine, and be free from the words of haters. The words from the girl who when you walked on the bus, gave you a body check, and then proceeded to say, "Gosh. I hate fat people."


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