I have evolved to a place in my treatment where I am exploring Buddhist principles and I have a wonderful therapist who is helping me in this quest. Seriously, she is amazing. She shared a passage from the Buddha that encourages free thinking and, in a society that favors conformity, I found it to be quite liberating. The passage is on the long side so I will share a portion of it each Sunday until it is finished. My intention is to bring about awareness of our core beliefs, how we came to believe them and examine if they still ring true for us. Here we go….
“Do not believe a thing simply because it has been said.”
This resonates with me because I have heard from so many that “I am not my weight” and “weight doesn’t define you.” Just because this has been said to me doesn’t mean I believed it then or now. I realized I have to find my own way to achieve stronger self-esteem and that requires more than words from another.