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Learning to accept yourself: Your looks aren’t everything, sweet pea.

October 27, 2013

Well, it looks like from now on I have to wear my glasses. I have been wearing contacts for forever, but one of the lenses really began irritating my eye. I tried everything—wetting solutions, allergy pills, and different brands of contacts. When none of those worked, I tried an expensive energy healing process and then expensive eye drops that can take six month before you see results. Which I didn’t.

All throughout the year that this was happening I kept hoping that the particular remedy I was trying would work. When it didn’t, I hoped that the next one would. I was a hope junky, addicting to hoping. Why? Because I hate how I looked in glasses. When the last remedy didn’t work, there was no more hope. I came face to face with my attachment to my looks. All righty then. I realized I had a choice: I could go around feeling ugly in glasses for the rest of my life, which would be no fun at all, or find another way.

I chose another way, and it went something like this: I realized (for reasons that are waaaaay to long to go into here) that my attachment to my looks will probably never go away, lol. But, what an amazing opportunity I have to remember that Iam not my looks.  Now I get to remember this profound truth every single day.  Not a bad tradeoff for having to wear a pair of specs.


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