Finding Courage

I struggle with the will to want to love my body. No matter how low I get on the scale and my body fat percentage it never seems to be good enough. It is so hard for me to change how I think and know where to start. I figure this is a good starting point for me. I struggle to find value in myself and worthiness. It is a horrible feeling to wake up almost everyday and not feel good enough. I want to break this cycle but I need help on how to do it. Thank you.

– Alisha

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2 Responses to Finding Courage

  1. Renee says:

    HI Alisha,

    My name is Renee and I think you are beautiful and worth soooo much. This is evident because you have courage and strength to try and do what makes you happy. This is clear because you are posting something that is challenging for you, which is a great start. Joining the love warrior community is a great start:) My best to you and I have never met or seen you but promise there are many things beautiful about you:) Have a great day and Happy New Year:)

  2. Alisha,

    You titled your post Finding Courage. It’s very challenging to talk openly about our doubts and insecurities, even with ourselves. I remember in high school listening to a speaker talk about a very difficult time in her life and getting teary eyed while she was talking. Although she was crying, she was still able to talk with calm and confidence and from this strong place. I admired her. For being able to talk openly in the first place and for being able to talk at all and with such poise.

    I knew I was a lesbian when I was 5 and I didn’t come out to my best friend until I was 18 and to my immediate family, my friends and my mom’s side of the family until I was 19. When I went to college, I was in this safe place where there was never a reason for me not to be out. I never had to come out at college, I was just me and celebrated for every aspect of me.

    But being closeted for so long unfortunately taught me to hide my voice, to hide my feelings and to not speak out. I associated strong emotions and being vulnerable as putting myself in danger.

    In college, when I was in my first relationship, I often cried when I spoke about my feelings and had deeper, personal conversations with my then girlfriend. That’s why I admired that speaker in high school. She teared up and was connected with her emotions, and felt her emotions and was not ashamed of her emotions and she didn’t let them rule her either. They were just a natural part of her.

    So for you to share wanting to love your body and struggling to find your value, that is courageous. Writing that, admitting that, asking for help and knowing that you want to break the cycle of not loving yourself, that is courageous. You are courageous. It’s already inside of you.

    I hope this self-love writing challenge and the Love Warrior Community can be one aspect of a safe place and community to help you, like my college was a safe place and supportive and loving community that helped me to accept and love myself.

    I wish you all the warmth and love in my heart.

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