Can you be sad and amazing?

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I recently discovered that I can be sad and amazing.
This was new for me.
I have always focused so much on food as my medicator,
that I never realized that I have a few more.

I dug some up during my week at Onsite‘s Living Centred Program.
For the first time, I wasn’t focused on my relationship with food
so I got to look at what’s been hiding underneath.

I learned that masking can be a medicator.
I put on a mask to hide my true feelings?
(Totally missed this – guess how much time I’ve spent obsessing about food?)
The thing that makes this tricky is that my mask feels really real to me.
It’s called Amazing.

I explored this idea a bit.
I usually feel very amazing.
I have tools to feel better when I don’t.

And I think I’m expected to be amazing.
and inspiring.
and happy.

All the time.

Recently, I’ve been feeling sad
and scared
and angry
sometimes.

As well as often amazing
and inspired
and happy.

So I realized that I can be both sad AND amazing at the same time.

It’s a very freeing concept that I’m exploring here.

I don’t have to be happy and smiley in order to be the amazing person I was born as.
I just have to be
in order to be the amazing person I was born as.

Exactly as I am
at every moment.

That is the amazing me.

So, yes, you can be sad and amazing,
scared and amazing
happy and amazing
inspiring and amazing.

All at the same time
or on different days.

And none of these mean anything about you
other than that you were born to feel the entire range of emotions available to us humans
without one making you more amazing than the other.

Which I personally consider to be a pretty amazing discovery.

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About Forever Free with Bev Aron, Certified Weight Loss Coach

I work with emotional eaters who desperately want relief from emotional eating, but can't seem to do it on their own. They know they need to eat less and move more, but can't figure out why they aren't doing it. My specialty is showing them the why and the how. I also work with parents who are worried about their children's weight. I help those parents encourage their children to have a healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
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