You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.
Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.
It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Truer words are none. My work with women struggling in their relationship with food also have a scale. It tells them immoral lies about themselves. It sets the precedent for a good or bad day. It binds them with rules that are impossible to follow. It defines them by their weight, which as Steve said is nothing more than a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. Which is more important? Your relationship with gravity or with you?
A lifetime of mistrusting your own inner intelligence is a huge hurdle to jump. Join me and others on the journey toward jumping higher into Self-trust. To go deeper into exploration of the why’s and why not’s and should’s and should nots. It’s not easy, it’s usually not fun, but it reveals relief and healing and physical and emotional happiness as you move through the passage of your history, complex stories, moral meanings and judgments that have been branded into your psyche. Little by little, like an onion, peel back the layers of self-doubt so your inner worth is revealed. Pulse with pleasure as you mindfully explore the body you will have for the rest of your life – come to love it’s strength and finesse through yoga postures, feel your inner body expand with fullness of breath, allowing you to rely on your own intuitive wisdom in making food choices.