A topic Sil and I touched on in this past week’s appointment was unconditional love. It was really clear that I might have that for others but I don’t have it for myself. I guess most of us don’t. Let’s take a look at the things we tell ourselves that we would not say to others. This is something I’m working on being aware of- that and just taking care of myself in many ways- rather than using food.
The support for my writing and my journey has been so incredible. My last post created a lot of conversation on Face Book and I thank you all for your shares. One thing I’m acutely aware of is that I only choose to surround myself with positive people who are supportive. In fact, I wound up unfriending (it’s now a word thanks to Face Book) because her comments have been negative. When I read one of her recent comments I found myself wanting to comfort myself with food to take away the sting.
WOW that was an eye opener! It was great to see how automatic it was to want to comfort with food. I actually walked away from the computer and towards the kitchen. I loved that I was able to see it very quickly. Instead of eating, I got angry and annoyed- or the other way around. Then I realized that I don’t have to have her as a friend on FB. I can choose who I have in my life.
Who is it that you choose to keep in your life although they suck the life blood from you? Who is the negative nelly in your life who pulls you down instead of lifting you up? As part of my unconditional love and self care, I only choose to keep positive people around me. What will you do for that unconditional love for yourself?