Marianne Williamson, in her famous quote about our brilliance (“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”) ends by saying that “as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
When I—and you!—gloriously pursue, and gracefully accept, a healthy weight, we radiate that magnificent energy outward. It’s as if we are walking down the street and subtly nodding and beckoning to those we meet: “You are worth it. Come experience how fantastic it feels.”
At age 19 and 127 pounds, I had a summer job, no boyfriend, and a constant unsettled feeling as to who I was and what I was doing in this world. Today, at age 37 and a blissfully undulating, perfectly healthy weight, I am happily married, living into my calling, and slowly settling into my own skin. Cellulite and all.
You are worth it, too. Come experience how fantastic it feels.