Anyone who read my blog last year about Sandy who lost 22 lbs in 11 weeks (through self-acceptance and love, not will-power) will be pleased to hear she has achieved her goal of losing 60 lbs. She has now achieved her target weight and she is for the first time back to the weight she was before surgery and events changed her life 10 years ago. Bearing in mind that her surgery involved having part of her brain removed, this is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations Sandy.
At a more detailed level, this is a triumph of neuro-plasticity. The human brain is a master of regeneration and repair. And it rebuilds itself - physically! - based on what we focus our attention on. So the choices we make are important. Sandy chose this year to accept that she was worth looking after. She focused on herself, and her value. She decided to love and accept herself.
Sandy's story is proof that self-acceptance and love can be way more powerful than will-power. Emile Coue was a brilliant French chemist and pharmacist, but is most famous for his realising that "imagination is more powerful than the will".
What is life like when you love yourself? What do you imagine is possible?