The sun is the most beautiful and life giving creation we have.
Without the sun we'd be in the dark.
It'd be cold and it'd be lonely.
Like the sun, we are all needed to warm and lift each other up.
We are needed to lend a hand when others have fallen.
Like the sun, don't ask for anything in return.
Do it out of the goodness of your heart.
Instead of praises and things; you will have the best gift of all.
Knowing you've touched a life and brought peace and hope to their soul.
Be the sunshine that lights the way for someone else.
Being scared shows you're real.
It shows that you are not in dreamland or half alive.
This world is scary.
Fear keeps us rooted in reality.
It keeps us rooted in wise decisions.
Don't underestimate fear.
It can be your best teacher, if you don't let it stop you from trying.
"This piece is Acrylic Painting on a canvas.
This started out as an accidental heart...then I tried to make some chakra/rainbow representation...but the canvas turned and I got back to my waterscapes. It was fun, it was spontaneous, it was messy, and most of all distracting.
Recovering from an eating disorder takes some trial-and-error, and A LOT of mind games. In order to love yourself again and recover, there are signals from your own body and voices in your head you have to ignore-to constantly neglect. There’s neurological pathways that have been fed by the conditioning of hunger. They are giving you false hope, false recognition, false satisfaction. It’s a constant battle inside your mind between your senses and your voices...which one is right? Is this even right? It doesn’t feel like it. It consumes you.
It’s tiring, it’s loud, it’s messy, and it’s overwhelming. It’s almost as if it would be easier to stay in the disorder, in the semi-recovery zone, where your body is still celebrated, where your choices and physical existence doesn’t have to be a protest every day.
This piece helped me overcome a lot of strong emotion these past couple months. It’s uncomfortable for me, but it’s my proof. My proof of what’s underneath what’s to come. I’ve thought about covering it up with a lighter, more precise water scene, that makes me feel happier, more content. So far it’s just My Proof."
Artwork Description :
"This art piece is about someone who has learned to love themselves and rebuild their relationship towards themselves and food; from one that is abusive/controlling/scarcity to a loving/nourishing/intuitive one. That then translates to passing that knowledge to others to learn how to love themselves and evolve beyond the frames of their past. Three women, the closest is the teacher, who are enjoying a smoothie/drink/juice but it is not just a beverage, it is more of an emotional nectar that they are sipping on. Learning not to just feed their bodies, but their minds, and ultimately their hearts."
She will rise.
She will rise. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, or some other time in the future
But today, she will rise
With her head held high and her chest puffed out strong
With determination in her face and focus in her eyes
She will and can do anything she puts her mind to
She can do it
She will not back down, she will not break
She will not snap, she will not crack
She may bend, like a tree, but she will stand back up and rise
Rise from the brokenness
She is everything she ever wanted to become and more.
The Beyond Rules Recovery blog is written by people who are passionate about mental health and wants to spread the message of hope, resiliency, and recovery.