How To Stop Wanting To Be Thin

27 Jun

Because even if I was thin, and had abs, I would never be a size 5, I probably wouldn’t even be a size 10. My body just isn’t built that way, and I’m happy filling my skin. This is a lovely blog.

Thought Catalog

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A few years agoduring some holiday gathering or another, I sat with my family and we played one of those charade games where you ask questions to get people to say words and those words combine into a phrase and your team only has a fixed amount of time to get it right. One of the questions someone used to get us to say the word “weight,” was: “What’s something that everybody wants to lose?” Every person in the room answered simultaneously, without missing a beat. Weight.

The thing about the wars against ourselves is that winning isn’t succeeding, but surrendering. The paradox is that what life is really about is un-growth. It’s about un-learning to do, and re-learning to be.

As much as it is about becoming who you are, its about peeling off the layers that you’re not. Pain is just resistance, and it’s born of…

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