"loving the you that you are, and letting go of the you that you are not"
Interesting statement a friend sent me this morning.....
We met as I began a weight loss journey. HIGH success, followed by the usual slide backwards. I can claim that I kept some of the weight off - and have been trying to figure out how to KEEP that much off and maybe drop a little more.. but that is another story...
As we continue the journey - ostensibly for weight loss - we learn about ourselves. We live our lives - day by day - figuring it out as we go along just like everyone else.
And a major lesson is - to love ourselves.
Again - another prevailing thought is that overweight people don't love themselves. Not really sure about that.... yet again another story for another time.
But where this statement - "loving the you that you are, and letting go of the you that you are not" - hits me is trying to decide what this means.
I do love me....
I just don't always make the best choices for myself
I have a long history of taking care of others
My life actually has been FILLED with others' needs for many years
And I sought more as I went along
And I loved it :-)
maybe it is a fallow period
But I can not allow others' needs to drive me
And I avoid commitments until I can step inside myself and see how I really feel about things
My first reaction isn't always true.
(so if you ask me a question and I take a breath before responding - or say, I'll think about it - you know why and you will have to trust me)
I have learned that I am the only person I can rely on.
I don't know when I can let others back in - I am trying. But I have to really trust me first - and it is there
that I am figuring out just exactly WHO I AM right now.
not - somebody's mother