To all readers who are in any stage of eating disorder recovery, this page is an offering of substance and nourishment for those times when we are emotionally vulnerable and in need of reminders of how to keep faith with ourselves. My hope is that we all learn to reach for inspiration rather than any mind numbing behavior. Rather than retreat we can nourish oursevles with what we need to keep us in life, in positive space, in courage and love. Please consider these quotes a selection of inspirational treats. Reach for one whenever you wish.
At any time in recovery we can reach moments, sometimes extended moments, of bewilderment, pain and isolation. We think we have descended into a vast dark emptiness from which we can never emerge. We feel that "this is the way it really is." Maybe we are remembering or reliving a time of rejection and abandonment when we were too vulnerable and immature to care for ourselves. Maybe we are in a clear and new space of health in which we have no tools, thoughts or sense of direction to help us understand our experience or our choices.
At such times, other voices of wisdom and experience can enter our empty and frightened state. We can use our loneliness to reach out for wisdom from people whose experience can inspire and reassure us now. These voices can help give us direction and rekindle our energies so we can move in the best way we can to create the best lives we can for ourselves.
I invite you to read through these inspirational quotes regularly. Your heart and mind will pause at the quotes that are right for you at any particular time. Let them nourish you. The first quote is a favorite of mine that never ceases to sustain me. Read on and discover your favorites.
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