Thursday, November 10, 2011

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN'T AFRAID?

Oh WOW! I was watching Life Class on OWN and the question was: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN'T AFRAID? So often we go through life like a spectator of sorts. We disengage from life, family, friends, and our dreams because we live in bodies that we have grown to feel tremendous shame around. As the saying goes if you want something you have never had you have to do something you have never done. So, if you have never accepted your body, start accepting it today. You say I'm afraid, my body keeps selling me out by getting larger and larger. I am afraid of starting another exercise program and diet. So what would you do?
This woman on the Life Class program after years of "hating" her body decided to put on a bikini and run through her neighborhood celebrating her freedom from herself. She was waving at neighbors, ringing their doorbells and exhibited pure jubilation. Now, there is no bikini in my future, but I daily look for ways in my life to get out of a rut. I change it up often and keep everyone thinking now what is she up to next? They have no way of knowing with every change I'm dismissing a fear and keeping myself out of the box. So I ask again: What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid ?

1 comment:

  1. After seeing the Life Class referenced I thought, "don't think I'll ever hate my body enough to do that." BIG SMILE. But, in answering the question, I realize I AM doing a few things I WAS afraid to do. With the help and support of my family my arts & crafts hobby is now a tax paying business (with a website), I'm on facebook & twitter, and now sharing on a blog site. For ME, this is HUGE! If you KNOW ME, you'd know the old me would NEVER feel comfortable doing any of these things.

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