“What if I did the most liberating thing there is, and freed myself from other people’s minds?” Brianna Wiest
I highly recommend reading Brianna’s article on how to stop wanting to be thin for anyone who struggles with this issue. We need to resist what we think society is telling us and find our own truth about our bodies.
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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