Without Your Wounds, Where Would Your Power Be?

compulsive eatingDoes it ever feel like this journey from compulsive eating to relaxed, reasonable eating is just too hard?

We all feel like this way at times! The courage this journey requires is not to be underestimated – AND – there is an unexpected silver-lining that is not to be underestimated either…

The hard stuff is the very stuff that make us strong, that gives us understanding, that enable us to be empathetic to the pain and struggle of others.

Your beautiful wounds, your stumbles, your hard fought victories, your resilience and vulnerability – all make you a deeper, more gracious person than you would’ve been without them.

Thornton Wilder said is well…

“Without your wounds, where would your power be? It is your melancholy that makes your voice tremble into the hearts of men and women. The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children on earth as can one human being broken on the wheels of living. In love’s service, only wounded soldiers can serve.”

As you walk this path, trust yourself to help others along the way. You have earned your voice and you have much to share.