Finally I decided
that I didn't want
to be at war
And I took my
In a society that profits from your self-hate, it takes courage to stop the war inside. To make peace with your body instead of fighting it. To welcome the parts of yourself that have not known love — the soft curves and sharp edges wrapped in shame and unworthiness.
I wasted most of my teenage years at war with my body and I learnt that whilst we can neglect it and starve it and hate it, whilst we can fight it and abuse it and spend our lives trying to control the shape of it, we cannot escape it.
It is in this body — this body that loves and weeps and sighs, this body that laughs and dances and falls to its knees in grief, that we heal and awaken.
It is in this body that we will find what we cannot find elsewhere — peace, freedom, wholeness.
And our task is to love it and to love it hard ॐ