What would your world be like if you were open to everyone and accepted others with love? What if you saw someone who looked different from you would you express fear, distaste or even contempt?
The client cancelled and you were counting on that money! Your friend forgot about the lunch appointment with you and you feel rejected and hurt. Emotional stress is a demon that lurks in the shadows of our mind and our lives; and that is why I have gained all that weight I needed to indulge in that chocolate bar to ease my pain and frustration or maybe it is a glass of wine that I need. Have you ever had those thoughts? Does disappointment and stress trigger addiction to some behavior that you think will ease the pain or distress?
Some people are alone by preference and others are alone because of the choices they have made. In either case, it is agreed that even the loner who prefers isolation to socialization enjoys conversation and friendship from time to time. After all, we are social animals who thrive best when spending time with others.
I recently had lunch with a new friend and although it was fun and entertaining, it was also a moment of truth and self-realization for her. She shared how she just recently has learned to become one with her body and accept it for its size and shape. Over the years she has been in total conflict with her physical appearance. She is a full-bodied woman who has throughout her life verbalized her frustration anddisdainfor the way she has held onto fat. Because she is big, she wears full and baggy clothes to hide her shape.
Are you a skeptical person, always doubting others or questioning the validity or authenticity of something?
It is the same old story what comes around, goes around. Life can be that simple yet we too often seem to miss the target and look for solutions that are a misfit. Let me explain.