This is a quote that I have found helpful in my journey and relationship with food and myself. It has helped me to:
- see boundaries as a way to love myself and know who I am and who I don’t want to be.
- get comfortable reaching for a longer perspective, rather than be overcome with short term gratification.
- be courageous and set some reasonable and needed boundaries for my life without concern for what others may think.
I hope you will take some time to read it a couple times, maybe even out loud. May you find in it a nugget of encouragement or help for you or someone you love.
“Boundaries, in a broad sense, are lines or things that mark a limit, bound, or border. In a psychological sense, boundaries are the realization of our own person apart from others. This sense of separateness forms the basis of personal identity. It says what we are and what we are not, what we will choose and what we will not choose, what we will endure and what we will not endure, what we feel and what we will not feel, what we like and what we do not like, and what we want and what we do not want. Boundaries, in short, define us. In the same way that a physical boundary defines where a property line begins and ends, a psychological and spiritual boundary defines who we are and who we are not.” Dr. Henry Cloud, Changes that Heal, Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.
May 2019 be a year of greater health, better relationships, meaningful work and daily gratitude.
Peace be with you.