Having New Eyes

not in seeking new landscapes • but in having new eyes

The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

What I do, doesn’t really matter. It is why I do it and how I do it. The same action can come from a good place or a bad place.

When I used to go on a diet it was because I was disgusted with how fat I was (in my head). I had to “pull myself back into line” and exert discipline and restriction. I was withholding self acceptance and self-approval until I had reached my goal weight.

And until I got there, fear and hate was my only companion.

This time it is different. My only goal is to treat myself with love and compassion by eating the healthiest food in appropriate quantities and giving the gift of a lean, strong, healthy body to myself. Monitoring my food intake and making fat loss choices isn’t a means to an end or a something to be endured, it is a choice I make every moment of the day to honour and nurture the beautiful divine creature that I am.

I won’t be more gorgeous if I am thinner, and I don’t need to be perfect to be loved and respected, I am all of those things now. And the way to treat a gorgeous, perfect being is with love and great care.

Every time I choose to take great care of myself I give myself the intoxicating feeling I get when I see myself through the eyes of someone who loves the crazy, flawed authentic me.I don’t have to be with another person to feel special, I have the capacity to feel adored at any moment of the day by connecting with my higher self/god/the universe.

This is how the outside reflects what’s on the inside. Instead of behaving like a spoilt, rebellious child wrapped up my circumstances or relationships, I choose my thoughts and actions based on expressing my higher self.

  • If I was an extraordinary, gorgeous, worthy, able, wonderful, strong being with the power of the Universe at my disposal what would I eat?
  • If I was an extraordinary, gorgeous, worthy, able, wonderful, strong being with the power of the Universe at my disposal how would I move my body?
  • If I was an extraordinary, gorgeous, worthy, able, wonderful, strong being with the power of the Universe at my disposal what would I do when I felt sad, angry, or confused?
  • Is eating/drinking/saying/thinking/doing this what an extraordinary, gorgeous, worthy, able, wonderful, strong being with the power of the Universe at my disposal would do?

The truth is, my friends, right here and now I am an extraordinary, gorgeous, worthy, able, wonderful, strong being with the power of the Universe at my disposal. And so are you.

And the best way to express gratitude for who you are and to grow and develop into someone beyond your wildest imagination is to act in accordance with who you really are, the way the Universe sees you.

Remember the wonderful evolved future you? Guess what – you’re already there.

About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing • Join the hottest group on FB → Sassy Ageless Women