Somebody said that it takes 14 days to form a new habit. I don’t know who said it or if it is true. But I am on day 11, and I can see that the habit of loving my body is taking form. I have to admit that when I started this, I had an outcome in mind. I wanted to prove something. I wanted people to KNOW! Not quite sure what I was trying to prove – something about how life is not fair and if you just listen to me, it will all be much better. What I have started to prove instead, to myself at least, is that it’s really a good thing that you all don’t listen to me. Well, I like it when you listen, but just don’t do what I say. Do what is right for you. Things work out.
News Flash – what you think about me is none of my business, but what I think about me IS my business. Because – another flash – I can change what I think. It’s not always easy, it requires some work, some honesty, some vulnerability even. I know I’m not alone in getting this concept backwards for many years. Thinking that I can’t change myself, but I can change others. And when I accomplished the impossible, things would then turn out ok.
So the new habit is love. It’s easy to love, as it turns out. Most parts of my body feel good and work great. Some parts are not working great or feeling good. But they aren’t evil. All parts are lovable. Because they are me, and my body parts work together to allow me to exist in this physical world. I am an important part of god’s creation, and I have a part to play. So do you. And so do my chihuahuas, and every other living and non-living thingamabob.