In the ring with your own opponent, the eating disorder, victory will be found first in your head
Posted Nov 15 2011 7:52am
(In the ring with your own opponent, the eating disorder, victory will be found first in your head. Visualize the eating disorder, lying on the mat, defeated and lifeless. Imagine yourself, arms high over your head in triumph. - Quote from Beating Ana , Chapter: Contact)
Victory is a concept and an experience.
It is both.
You can conceptualize victory by deliberately creating images and feeling-scapes to help you imagine what it will feel like to achieve absolute triumph over Ed.
Like dreaming of what you would do if you suddenly won the lottery, dreaming of what you would do if you suddenly woke up Ed-free can act as a natural propellant to move you closer towards the actions that can carry you into a true experience of victory.
What are your favorite images and feelings associated with achieving recovery from Ed?
Share them here, write them down, tell others, do whatever you need to do to make your imagined recovery triumph feel so real that it IS real.