I know... the image is shocking. I want to preface my comments in this blog entry with this: I have never suffered from an eating disorder and so I am being super aware of the sensitivity of this picture. And please know this.. I am not looking to take these situations lightly. And no.. this blog is NOT about eating disorders.
What is it about? It's about the Principle of Self-Discovery.
Looking at this photo one can see that the image in the mirror is depicting a very different image of who this girl actually is. So, which is more important? The obviously frail and possibly (if not most definitely) sick young woman who is standing in her bedroom? Or the image of who this girl THINKS she is?
In the context of this blog, the answer is very much indeed the image of who she thinks she is. Without getting into the psychology of what goes on in the minds of these young women (because remember, this blog is NOT about eating disorders) I want you, the reader, to think about what this means for you.
You see, it is not who you are that matters as much as who you THINK you are. And it matters a lot! It is who you think you are that decides on which car you drive, which man you decide to marry, who your friends are, where you live and so on and so on. It decides how much money you have in your bank account and why you do what you do for a job. Or if you don't have a job.
After working tirelessly on this book I am proud to announce today…… it is now available for purchase! I am offering a pre-order option for a autographed book to be shipped on or before June 11th, 2011.
Buy your autographed copy now! $14.95 + S&H
So, what’s the book about? Well, of course you will just have to read it to find out. But, if I was to give you an overview it would go something like this….
Apple Pie with Lucy: A Story of One Woman’s Search for Significance. (That’s the title of the book)
Ok…. Here’s a little more to wet your appetite….
The book is a short story of a woman who finds herself thinking ‘Is this all there is?’. She has almost everything she could ever want – a husband, 3 kids, a nice house, nice cars – the usual American Dream. She should be happy. But, instead, she finds herself waking most mornings terribly unfulfilled. Although she masks it well from the world, she is living a life close to empty and wishes it to be different.
Her wish comes true, in a way. She visits her grandmother, Lucy, and finds herself on a journey with her where she learns 7 principles that she applies into her life. “When we apply the principles, they come to life. They grow wings and take flight and so do you.”
During the time spent with her wise and grounded grandmother she uncovers the simplicity of discovering her purpose, what it truly means to live a life of significance, and accepting herself for who she is. The biggest thing she learns… Who she is, is already enough.
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