Sitting With Bad Feelings
"This Too Shall Pass"
|Help, I'm drowning in my own sweat!|
|She's got the right idea to stay cool- so jealous!|
“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won't discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself."
- Geneen Roth
As I sit here body checking and feeling dissatisfied with what I find I so wish I could believe the words Roth states. But I will do them justice by repeating them to myself, entering them in my journal, and reciting them in prayers with the hope that they sink in. Whether your personal downfall is bad body image, intellectual insecurity, or fears of incompetence I think this quote is applicable. I hope for all our sakes that we are able to give ourselves a break and recognize that no matter our weight, intelligence, height, we are not mistakes. We have been created in G-d's divine image and therefore we are perfect in our imperfections just as we are. Perhaps one day I will be able to believe these words but tonight just doesn't seem to be the night.
Always remember this too shall pass,