A Timely Realization
The Secret came into my life about 5 years ago. But I immediately shoved it to the side thinking of it as some philosophical mumbo-jumbo. Then about a year after that a friend introduced it again. I read it but I was too depressed at that time. None of the things happened that I wanted and I gave up. However, a copy of it always stayed with me from then on. My friend always insisted it worked, I just had to believe in it. I struggled with that, but I would read a few pages every now and then whenever I was feeling down.
I always had body issues ever since I was a child. Although I always excelled academically, had a good paying job afterwards and came from a well to do family, I was unhappy due to my discontent with myself.
It’s ironic and illogical to me now, but back then, I loathed my appearance. I hated that I was fat and when I lost the weight, I had stretch marks to think about. I had pimples from time to time. I had facial hair coming from a Hispanic origin. I had veins showing from wearing high heels. I had eye bags and I could go on and on.
Some time ago, I finally had an “enlightenment”. The only way the “problems” would go away is for me to stop thinking and focusing on them.
Two days ago after a half a day of feeling irritated because of a sudden acne flare, I decided to just stop thinking about it.
It wasn’t my fault I had pimples! They were not as bad as I made them to be! They don’t interfere my life in any way! It’s not permanent! Slowly I became happy and at peace. I went about to do my usual routine. I applied a toner like I do every night. I was grateful and happy for the day.
The next day the pimples dried up and today my face is clearer. My husband even said so. And when I went out a complete stranger told me that I looked pretty. But most importantly I am happy with myself and thankful for what God gave me.