@Regrann from @selfloveyogini - Back to my Weekly project
#LetterstoMyBody #SelfLoveYoga 💌
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This one is tough. Friends. Please before you make rude or hateful comments, pls READ my letter. Understand that your wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, may feel this way too, but that she's STILL worthy of love. 💗So am I. 💌
Dear Stomach, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry I've been so ashamed. I'm sorry about the horrible thoughts I have every time I allow my eyes to look upon you, or when I feel you move, jiggle or fold.
I'm sorry I've hated you. I've wished you would disappear. I've visualized having the parts of you I don't like surgically "fixed"
I'm sorry I've punished you, by starving you, then overeating, putting harmful things in you, depriving you, forcing you to carry my self inflicted stress & anxiety & expecting you not to be affected. To remain perfectly smooth & untouched.
The loose skin, the stretch marks, the scars, the bloating, the cramping, the upset & chaos that happens daily within you. It's not your fault.
I realize now that all this time you've been working so hard. That you are phenomenal. That you have been through A LOT.
Two beautiful babies lived inside you & you grew, you stretched to accommodate the life that was growing inside. Each time stretching to what seemed like your limit, creating new splits & scars that have become the new landscape that covers you. A reminder.
How can I expect you to go back to the way you were? After what you've been through?
It's not your fault. The stomach issues. The pain. The discomfort. You're only giving me signals that something's not right. Signals that I ignored for far too long.
When I look at you I shouldn't HATE YOU. Instead, be overtaken with compassion & gratitude. With understanding & kindness. With pride & fondness for what we've been through together.
You're not perfect. You show clearly your life story - of motherhood, of abuse, of neglect of shame, of secrecy, of pain.
I promise I'm going to make it up to you.
After all these years I finally get it.
I'm not going to hate you........
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