Inspired by a YouTube video I recently viewed, I decided to try something new this year for Lent. I chose to end the self-loathing of my body. I have suffered with an eating disorder for most of my life. Although I am healthier now, I still struggle every day with how I view my body.
I have met lots of women who suffer with the same affliction. Our society, our world, distorts women's views of themselves. We are subject to so many varieties of unattainable expectations of what we are supposed to look like. The damage that we women do to ourselves is horrendous. For me, it goes far deeper than this.
I am putting myself out there, sharing this Lenten journey with you in my daily blogs. Why would I share such a personal and intimate self-healing with you?
1. It makes me accountable to myself - daily blogs during Lent about what I am doing today, (that will further myself along this path of learning to love my body) will help me take action every day.
2. I'm creating a Live Journal, a scrapbook of my 2016 Lenten Journey, something I can look back on over the years.
3. It may inspire other women to do the same, someone who may be suffering in the same way I am, in the same way millions of women are.
My Lent Intention: I LOVE MY BODY. (I no longer despise or hate my body. I no longer feel ashamed of my aging body. I will stop fixating on the areas of my body that I think are disgusting.)
During the days of Lent, I will blog about what I have chosen to practice for the day. It may not make sense to some, but that doesn't matter. It makes sense to me.
Thank you, Taryn Brumfitt, for your courage and beauty.
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