Day 153: Finding Strength Through Others

Good afternoon everyone,

I have been trying to think of a good way to start today’s post, but I am left speechless today.

After yesterday’s post, I woke up this morning to find several personal emails and comments from people all around the world, saying they were inspired by what I wrote yesterday.

One person actually told me that she even thought about starting her own journey of a year without a scale.

No matter what place I am in my recovery, or no matter how great of a day I can have today–or no matter how much I have grown, to hear that my journey is lifting others up or to hear that my words are inspiring someone else, reminds me of the first lesson that I ever learned in my recovery.

That I don’t have to, or need to, go on this journey alone.

None of us, have to go through life’s journey alone.

No matter how successful we get to be in life, and no matter how far we come in any journey, there is nothing more beautiful than letting others become part of that journey, and let them inspire you or let them lift you up.

For a lot of us who struggle with eating disorders, or for anyone in life really, letting people in to help us or support us can feel like we are being weak.

It is is scary to let others into our struggles because it gives them the power to see our truths.

For me, it gives them the power to not only see my truth, but also to see my insecurities, my flaws,my self doubts-the things that up until a few months ago, only Ed was able to see.

Thank you to all of you who have taken a leap of faith with me and have become part of my journey. Your words inspire me, your support strengthens me, and your honesty grounds me.

To those who are reading this blog today who feel alone in your fight to recovery, all I can say, is that we are in this fight together. It sounds so cliche, but it really is true. I wish I had a more profound way of saying it, but I don’t.

Let’s help each other. Let’s support each other. Let’s lend advice when needed. I have seen through this blog, you don’t even need to know each other or even be in the same country to do that.

Today’s lesson for me, is the lesson of supporting others-in any journey in life, because we never know the strength it brings them or us.

Today, I was blessed with strength and motivation from all of you, and I am so appreciative and grateful for that.

“Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let’s take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion”.-Dalai Lama XIV.

Hello to finding strength through the support of others and hello life.

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5 thoughts on “Day 153: Finding Strength Through Others

  1. Shira, Be proud of your recovery and journey. It takes a strong person to do the work and at the same time, educate and inspire others as you go. I never miss reading your blog because I always see promise and growth in your messages.

  2. i agree with mary. i see a book! i also plan to turn my words into a book in the end! please continue to remember we are all in this together…not a single one of us is alone.

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