When we keep company with other heroes, we become a hero as well
Posted Aug 18 2011 10:17am
In many cases, we are the company we keep. When we keep company with our eating disorder, we become our eating disorder. When we keep company with our fears of being discovered as the human beings we are, we become somewhat less than human. When we keep company with those who do not wish to push through their own obstacles or support others who do,we become small, afraid, and weak. However, when we keep company with other heroes, with pioneers who persevere to carve out a path for themselves when none is easily seen, we become a hero as well. - " Beating Ana "
The truth is, Ed keeps some very iffy company.
He also likes to have company when he goes to hang out with his unsavory cohorts.
Specifically, he always likes for us to tag along.
So we have to remember that, often without even realizing it and certainly without intending to, we will eventually turn into the company we keep.
While it may feel strange, scary, unwelcome, or even impossible to choose between Ed and others, or to choose others over Ed, this is in fact NOT impossible at all.
If we can remember even one day in our past when we spent an entire day without Ed in it, then we know we have the capacity to do it again.
When we keep company with Ed, we will become like Ed, whether we want to be or not.
In the same way, when we keep company with other heroes, we will begin to resemble those heroes, whether we think we can or not.
What will you choose - and how will you start choosing it, visibly, today?