I know what you are saying, "What is she talking about now, first she's got us eating green wheat freekeh and moong dal, now she's got us finding our wabi sabi zone?"
Wabi Sabi -
nothing is finished and
nothing is perfect
Well, I do love words I admit it! I especially love them when their meaning is exactly on target with a sense of being.
I woke up this morning thinking about my own presence in my body, and in my life. I remember that my friend Annemarie reminds me to enjoy the journey! She is so right! When I fuss to her about wanting to just get a little leaner even still, she says, just be happy with where you are! Well, that's true!
Today, I'm focusing on living in what I am defining as “The Wabi Sabi Zone” of weight loss. Wabi Sabi is the wonderful zone of beauty and imperfection and accepting things as they change. The concept of wabi sabi to me is so perfect as it pertains to weight loss! I'm not seeking to be a supermodel with the last little fat sucked out of me in the OR. I'm not seeking some magic pill that will help keep my 46 year old wrinkles at bay. I'm seeking being accepting of right where I am today. For better or for worse! I am seeking stillness and happiness of the simplicity of a state of mind! The Wabi Sabi Zone!
So there you have it! I have been frustrated with my body lately. I was sick with a virus and then I was involved in a car accident and have not been able to run. With that said, my legs aren't quite as lean as they were about a month ago. Some of my muscle mass and definition has slipped away. Well, as of today, I am saying, "Who cares!" I'm not perfect. I'm accepting myself as I am today! I'm healthy and I am still changing. And in a few more weeks, I'll be back to where I was. I just need to be patient and remember to live in The Wabi Sabi Zone in my head!
I'm happy. I'm humble. I'm healthy. And I'm a ham (all natural ham of course!)
I hope that you can find your Wabi Sabi Zone too! Get out there and live!