Topic Tuesday: Comparisons

“A Masterpiece in the Cold’” (By: Kelsey Albright)

Sometimes it just feels nice to know you’re not alone. When you’re stuck in a world of comparisons and pain, you feel like nobody understands the hurt. You feel as if you’re lost out in the cold by yourself with no one to keep you warm. The cold consumes you piece by piece and you begin to feel internally frozen. If you’re lost in the cold right now, know that you’re not alone. There is an army of warriors that have fought the same freeze and some continue to do so.

Most don’t understand the battle of having an eating disorder and the impact is has on the life of those that battle it. I am not one of those people, as I understand all too well what the suffering feels like. I was once lost in the cold for far too long, so long that I became numb to it. I searched and waited for someone to save me before I realized that I had to save myself. You see, I grew up not knowing how to love myself, which means I never knew the warmth and comfort of self-love. All of the walls inside me were letting the freeze rapidly rush in because they were broken, therefore I had to rebuild a strong foundation.

Don’t wreck the walls that keep you strong by comparing yourself to anyone else. Comparisons will destroy your foundation and cause you to feel as if you aren’t good enough. Comparing yourself to others when you have an eating disorder is like trying to put out a fire by dousing it with gasoline. Don’t fuel that malicious flame inside of yourself. Put your envy to the side and grab your tools so you can start building yourself up. Your life and your happiness are for you to build however you see fit.

Regard yourself as a cloud or an ocean wave. All clouds and waves are different from each other, but none are right or wrong in form. All humans are different, which is why comparisons are irrational. After all, a masterpiece wouldn’t be a masterpiece if it wasn’t unique and special in its own ways. You are the most beautiful masterpiece. You don’t have to change a thing about how you look because you are already perfect.

About the Author

Kelsey has battled mental health issues since she was a child. After recovering from anorexia with the help of a wonderful life coach, she decided that she wanted to help others with these types of issues. She has a passion for healing through life coaching and energy work. Her hobbies include playing with her kids, being one with nature, writing and helping others.