I need to be tiny.
Is that true?
I don’t know.
Can I absolutely know that it’s true?
How do I react when I believe the thought that ‘I need to be tiny’?
I feel absolutely hideous and wrong when I look at my body. I feel extremely stressed out, and unattractive. I feel ungainly, cumbersome and unfeminine, and I feel really terrible about myself. I restrict what I eat quite severely. I hate myself for my clothing size. I criticise my portion sizes, and I stress out about what I’m eating a lot of the time. I beat myself up for eating junk food. I think longingly of when I used to be tiny, not remembering that I wasn’t happier back then. I ascribe a lot of happiness to being tiny.
Who am I without the thought ‘I need to be tiny’?
I eat what I eat and I do what I do, according to intuition and instinct. I eat as much as I want of whatever I want to eat. I wear clothes that fit. I feel empty, light and free.
Is there a peaceful reason to believe the thought ‘I need to be tiny’?
Turn it around.
– I don’t need to be tiny
Reasons it could be better to not be tiny:
1. I get to have a classically feminine shape.
2. It’s easy to get clothes that fit.
3. I can’t be carried off!
4. I won’t look weak.