Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Life is hard...
My sweet sister gently reminded me that there's no such place. Most everybody struggles with eating the right things (or the wrong ones, depending on how you look at it.)
And I realized that I have been tripping myself up by letting myself think that there would come a time when this being healthy thing would be easy. The dream of wanting it to be easy can be dangerous. It is like a little devil whispering in your ear, "This is too hard...you deserve to have it easier...eating pizza is easy."
I've let myself get off track. I've been lax about tracking my food. I haven't been serious about exercising. At the same time I've been obsessed with the numbers, frustrated that they aren't going down, playing around with them and trying to manipulate them.
M. Scott Peck wrote a book many years ago called The Road Less Traveled. It begins like this:
Life is difficult.
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
Coming back to this truth in my life means that I'm back to tracking my food, I'm exercising, and I'm taking care of some other things in my life that I have let slip because I have just been so put out with how HARD everything is! It really is true. Once you accept that life is hard, the things you are struggling with just don't seem like such a big deal.
Because even though life is difficult, we don't have to face it alone. God is right there with us through everything. And, we have each other. I'm so grateful to have you.