The specific story might be different. Some of us may be judging our fear of eating enough or taking risks to eat with full permission, because we do know that this is the doorway to greater freedom. Others of us are frustrated at the daily push-pull of not wanting to be jealous of a friend’s diet because we know it never worked the first 10 times we tried, yet we feel the longing anyway.
What I am suggesting is , instead of beating yourself up for feeling bad or judging yourself for where you are, how about bringing some acknowledgment that in the past you didn’t have enough resources or tools to manage the uncomfortable/traumatic/overwhelming feelings or situations to not use food or weight worries to make it through the situation .
And you don’t have to have had terrible traumas or abandonment to feel overwhelmed enough to restrict or binge. Just living as a human with the judgment and lack of compassion we have endured will leave sensitives with frayed, raw nerves that need SOMETHING to ease the lack of grounding in ourselves.
I hope this video reminds you of how strong you are for coming this far, being on this journey and that the road will feel less rough if you would allow for more compassion. You are going to feel uncomfortable; it only makes sense to ready yourself with the comfort necessary to make the journey.
I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Where do you judge yourself and how can you bring some compassion to the situation?
Be gentle ( but truthful) with yourself,
I loved this Tracy<3
Thanks for commenting and glad found it “loveable”!
This is exactly where I am. I’ve been having such intense anxiety over doing it right and getting it all perfect right now. Over gaining weight and not restricting but knowing I want to. I finally had to stop the speeding train and realize how far I have come and take things one thing at a time. I’m going to see an IE counselor. I broke myself open to completely fix everything all at once and I almost lost myself. I’m backing up and taking it gently. Self care.
Hi Erin, So glad you had this insight. We all want to be free asap but our bodies can only go as fast as the slowest, most fearful parts can go. We need compassion.
Much love and keep in touch! Thank you for reading and commenting.