Where to begin? I have bullied you more than I would like to admit. I’ve put you through the ringer, both physically and emotionally. I have abused this vessel of life…and I want to say that I am sorry.
Body of mine, you are unique. You look like no other – one of a kind. You behave like no other. You are a masterpiece and I have no excuse as to why I often forget this fact. You do not deserve the harshness I have bestowed upon you for a decade. You deserve much better than that. I do not deserve you.
Honestly Body, when all the madness began I thought I was helping you. I thought those ads and fads told me the truth. I was young and naive. Only years later did I realize that I was causing horrendous harm to your efficient structure. After much damage I finally understood that the goals I was shooting for weren’t even real.
Yes, Body, you deserve better and I promise to always give you better. This society does not support your well-being. They all want you to suffer and be hated. But I see through them now. I know they are liars. They are too ignorant to comprehend your beauty and worth.
I will be smarter. I see your value. I see your magnificent power, endurance, and capability. I am beyond lucky to have you, Body. You are a wonder of the world all by yourself.
Forgive me, Body, for my torturous past. Together we will make the most of this life. I see your true colors raging inside and they are vibrant. They are beautiful. The skin, the scars, the face, the frame – they are all sublime perfection. You and I, we make an unstoppable team.
Thank you, Body, for sticking with me. Thank you for carrying me through the years along many adventures. More are soon to come and I will care for you diligently throughout them all. That’s a promise.
A Survivor of a Diet Society
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