"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder,
Monday, March 14, 2011
spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
– e. e. cummings
I have been working since last October to like myself better. To learn about myself enough to accept my good points and not dismiss them out of hand. I was skilled at believing myself to be missing something that everyone else had or to be not good enough in my own mind.
As I read this quote this morning I realized that part of the journey for me is believing in myself enough to risk. For years I believed that dieting was about deprivation. I never wanted any part of that. Not because I doing like avoiding things that I think I want but because of how I felt when I was hungry. It really can cause some blood sugar issues even if you are not yet diabetic. I have had problems in that area for years.
Since I have learned to believe in myself a bit I am learning to trust and to go on with things that are good for me. I am learning that my new lifestyle can be crafted in a way that suits me. I can read the book that is amazing and take the best parts. If something does not appeal to me for whatever reason I don't have to do it. I can decide it is not good now and later pick it up or I can even try something now and realize it does not work for me.
There is so much about getting in touch with ourselves that helps us to make progress. Once we like ourselves better we are free to make choices that don't insult ourselves. There is so much to learn. Using the childlike senses of curiosity and wonder can really aide us in this journey.